Stable apprentice Reece Jones equalled his best return at Royal Randwick when booting home four winners on Saturday, including a double for the stable. This matched Reece’s feat from the same meeting last year and lays a strong platform to challenge for the Apprentice’s Premiership during his first winter based in Sydney. The Queen’s Birthday holiday also returned a metropolitan winner with Destiny’s Bounty breaking his maiden in emphatic fashion.
Waihaha Falls was the stable’s first winner for the day, resuming with a bang first up. After settling into the one-one position Jones presented him to the middle of the track as they topped the rise and the race was over in a matter of strides. Bred in partnership between Waikato Stud and Guy & Bridget Lowry, the son of Sacred Falls will be kept to Benchmark 78 grade for now with an opportunity to present at Rosehill in the coming weeks and we are excited about the manner in which he has returned to racing.
Congratulations to his owners: Mr M J Chittick, Mr G J Chittick, Mr G Lowry
Comme Bella Fille continued her rise through Sydney’s middle distance ranks when running away from them to record her first Saturday Metropolitan victory. With form last preparation around horses such as Huetor, a BM78 proved no obstacle for the OTI Racing import to make it 2 from 2 this preparation. A further rise in distance is likely with an 1800m start at Randwick her likely next target.
Congratulations to her owners: O T I Racing, Mrs C A Richards, Ursino Racing, Mrs T J Yap, Mr K G Shepherd, Mr J F Fildes, Mr M R Washbourne, Rich Rock, Mrs B Vitalone, Mr R Menchise, Mr J P Spence, Mr I D Garrigan, Mr A H Goodfellow, Mrs P I Goodfellow, Webbmck Racing, Mr D W Reynolds, Uthmeyer Racing, Mr J M Gurrieri, O T I Ladies, Mr T G Bayley
A Warwick Farm public holiday meeting was the scene for Destiny Bounty’s return to racing after a promising debut preparation. Continuing the strong run of form for our Hawkesbury barn, once he was sent to the front by Nash Rawiller there was no catching the Connors’ home-bred gelding, winning by 2.5L eased up on the line. He will continue to progress through his grades this preparation with a return to the races likely in the coming fortnight.
Congratulations to his owners: Mr J A Connors, Mr R J Connors, Mr J F Connors, Mr D J Connors, Mr B W Madigan