Super Pinjarra Double

The stable took a competitive team to Pinjarra, and was rewarded with two winners, two 2nd and a 5th.

The day started well with the WA Bookmakers Association Maiden over 1200 metres. Our runner was BIONICLE, for new stable owners Mr and Mrs Glen Kettlewell. The Oratorio filly had run well on her debut at Northam and was fancied to go close today. The race was run at a steady pace, and Jason Whiting was able to settle BIONICLE in 6th place. He waited until 300 metres from home before asking the filly for an effort, and she quickly gathered in the leaders and sprinted away to win by an impressive 3 lengths.

BIONICLE has really thrived in the rural environment of Gelorup, and should be in for a profitable prep.

In the 3rd race LOUISIANA LADY, the full sister to Fleming Son, made her racecourse debut. The filly distinguished herself by running a superb race to finish a close-up 2nd to the well-fancied Talent Show. LOUISIANA’s enthusiastic band of owners should have a lot of fun with her this season.

In the Premier Hotel Pinjarra Handicap over 1000 metres we saddled up the favourite, DU PRINTEMPS. She was well drawn in barrier 16 over the straight course, and Jason Whiting made full use of the gate. He settled the filly in behind the front runners amd then made a winning move up the stand side rail at the 200 metre mark, and DU PRINTEMPS won a shade cleverly by half a length. Her owners John and Sharon Molloy were on course to see her run, and Sharon is seen here leading her in. No doubt DU PRINTEMPS will step up to Metro racing soon.

After our two victories the stable was in line for the $10,000 Trainer’s Treble bonus if NOVEMBER RED could win the last race of the day. Unfortunately despite a brilliant ride from William Pike out of barrier 16, and a huge effort by the horse, NOVEMBER RED was just caught in the shadow of the post and beaten a short head by the fast-finishing Ascot Taxi.

A terrific day for the stable, with all the horses looking and performing well, and benefitting from great rides by their respective jockeys.

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