kalgoorlie Trainer’s Premership Remains Deadlocked

28
Jul

The Kalgoorlie Trainer’s Premiership remains deadlocked with Pat Bermingham Jnr, Helen Harding and Peter Fernie tied in a three-way battle for the lead.

Bermingham Jnr struck early on Sunday and gained a narrow ascendancy when his Exceed and Excel filly Too Funny finished too strongly in the opening race.

But Harding immediately fought back courtesy of Mekong Delta in race two before Fernie advanced to 15 wins when Akhedasset scored in the seventh.

Akhedasset, formerly with David Harrison in Perth, deservedly posted his first win in Kalgoorlie after narrow defeats at his previous three starts.

Fernie has made up considerable ground after a slow start to the season and has trained nine winners including two trebles from the past five meetings.

Emma Stent failed to add to her tally but retains a strong lead in the Leading Rider and Apprentice awards with 21 wins.

Stent, indentured to Muchea trainer, Alan Mathews, leads Edward Creighton by eight with Lucy Warwick close behind in third.

The inform apprentice is enjoying a purple-patch of form and boosted her tally to 13 after a double on Too Funny and Akhedasset.

Paul Smythe appears to have a smart horse on his hands after Goldbo notched her fourth consecutive in impressive style.

The Carpanetto mares’ sole failure was on debut in April when she ran a short-neck second to Diamond Deal.