Bunbury Trophy Race Quinella

It was WA Country Builders Raceday at Bunbury on Wednesday, and the stable had runners in most of the races.

The day started well, with Realario, ridden by top Victorian jockey Brad Rawiller, finishing a creditable 3rd after having a troubled run in the straight. He should certainly lose his maiden status soon.

San Salvo put in an improved performance in his maiden, finishing a close-up 4th.

In the Tradelink Handicap a very competitive field went to post, and Chance In Time distinguished himself by finishing 2nd to the classy mare Baltime.

The highlight for the stable was in the WA Country Builders Trophy Race, over 1400 metres, where we were represented by Core Asset and Desert Ace. The race was run at a terrific pace, with Demo leading from Mullah Bay, and Core Asset close up. Jason Whiting settled Desert Ace towards the back of the field. Once into the home straight the leader weakened, and the field fanned out across the track, with many chances. William Pike drove Core Asset into the lead 50 metres from the line, and it looked as though she would win, but Jason brought Desert Ace with a searing run down the outside of the track to pinch the race by a neck.

A great quinella for the stable, and a long-awaited victory for Desert Ace (422 days since his last win!) after numerous injuries and setbacks. Owners Philip Saddick and Jack Cohen will be delighted with this win, and Peter has done it again, rejuvenating another old warrior of the turf!

Photos by kind permission of Scott Hollands

Mention must also be made of Core Asset’s big effort, and recompense can only be just around the corner.

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