Country Racing Review

14
Jul

Tindal’s unbeaten streak at Carnarvon has come to shuddering halt after he ran third in the Memorial Cup (1600m) on Friday.

Spoiling the party was $30.30 outsider El Tegra who ended a 377 day losing sequence with a well-timed run from last.

Jockey Mitchell Pateman sent Tindal forward but was challenged for the lead by In Plain Sight who took up the running.

In Plain Sight, who edged out Tindal for favouritism, plugged away to finish 1 ½ length second with Tindal four lengths behind.

Tindal, anchored with topweight of 61kg, was gallant in defeat and lost no admirers in chasing his fifth consecutive win of the season.

Tindal’s trainer Jo-Anne Leeson and Pateman gained compensation one race later when Trade Tip scored a comfortable all-the-way win.

The son of Trade Fair bounced back and atoned after running 28 lengths last at his previous run at Carnarvon last month.

Apprentice Jordan Turner delivered for favourite punters when he steered Fine Equity to an easy front-running victory.

The five-year-old gelding, who started at $2.50, has won three of his past four and gave Turner his first win at a TAB meeting.

Trade Tip’s win strengthened Leeson’s grip on the trainer’s premiership; she has prepared nine winners this season, five clear of Michelle Valentine.

The leading trainer also scored success at Roebourne with Late Change taking out the $12,000 Life and Soul Ladies Bracelet (1200m).

The rising 12-year-old proved too strong for his three rivals including favourite Incoherent, scoring by 1 ½ lengths.

After winning his previous two starts by a combined 15 lengths, Eyes Don’t Lie commenced a short-priced favourite in the $20,000 City of Karratha Harding Cup (1400m).

And the former Perth galloper gave supporters little cause for concern when combined with jockey Fiona Bell he scored another comfortable victory.

The South African-born rider settled fourth behind Enshrined, Our Evolution and Pure Attraction before circling the field at the 600m.

Training honours went to Ray Malpass who prepared Black Is Black and Hirafu.

Racing returns to Roebourne for cup day on July 26.

The status quo remains in Broome’s Leading Trainer title after brothers Sean and Dave Casey prepared a winner each on Saturday.

Sean advanced to eight wins when Pribyl, expertly rated by his jockey son, Jake, led throughout to defeat Royal Rada and I’m Called Earl.

Dave trails by one after Flying Solo stormed home powerfully to defeat Flying Coco, trained by Sean, in race five.

Rob Gulberti is chipping away in third position after he landed his fourth season win courtesy of Heeza Keeper.

Jake, with five wins, has a narrow lead over experienced rider Nathan Stanley in the jockey’s premiership.

Pat Bermingham Jnr rejoined Helen Harding for a share of the lead in Kalgoorlie training honours but there is a looming threat behind them.

Bermingham Jnr reached 13 wins through former Perth galloper Little Billie Rose who led unchallenged to break her maiden status.

Fernie, who has had a quiet start to the season by his own high standards, trails by two after landing a treble.

 RWWA: Julio Santarelli