A last gasp lunge at the line provided the result in today’s Group 3 WFA Strickland Stakes 2000m, after the Adam Durrant trained Kincaple successful returned to the winners circle following an 18 month injury enforced layoff.
Trevor Andrews always exudes confidence as a man who is happy and contented with his lot and never more so than after Miltary Secret (Paul Harvey) had finished strongly to overwhelm the favourite, Grey Cheval (Pat Carbery), in the Crown Perth Sprint (1000m).
Good batsmen can drive forward off the back foot and so can good horses. Ihtsahymn (Steven Parnham) proved that statement correct, being on the back feet at barrier rise and settling down in last place of the Westspeed Nursey Handicap (1600m).
Have we lost some of the theatre of racing? This was one of the weighty matters that your fearless members of the fourth estate discussed in the press box on Saturday, June 8.
Veteran horseman Fred Kersley would give the Egyptian Sphinx and former top jockeyAthol George Mulley a run in the poker face stakes but he was quietly purring like a cat that had got the cream at Belmont yesterday.