Roly’s Mudgee master class

IT was relatively quiet this week for our Moruya runners but things certainly get busier next week, reaching a crescendo with the Batemans Bay Cup meeting on July 13, at the Moruya Jockey Club, bringing to an end a fantastic season for our horses, trainers and jockeys.Last week kicked off at Goulburn on Friday with Chris Hensler’s popular old campaigner Blow Up The Pokies being the only Moruya runner on the card.He stepped out in the Benchmark 60 event over the mile on the heavy surface and as usual he jumped quickly to take the lead where he stayed for much of the race until the chasing pack overwhelmed him in the straight and he finished unplaced.Dear old Pokies will turn 10 in a few weeks and has been a great earner for Chris on the country circuit, amassing $114,450 in prize-money over his 84-start career.Interest then moved to Mudgee on Sunday where Roly Saxton had six riding engagements on the seven-race card.His winning ride aboard Conch for Mark Milton of Gulgong was nothing short of a master class for all riders in the Benchmark 55 mile event.Jumping from an outside gate Roly decided to ride him patiently well back hoping to have one last crack at them coming home.He was virtually last as they fanned at the turn and instead of going wide with so many horses in front of him, he elected to save ground and ride for luck up the straight.All he needed was luck and that came for him as he weaved his way through the big field with doors, or at least gaps, opening in front of him and he emerged from the pack at full bore to win by 1.5 lengths.Conch, who Roly had ridden to victory two starts back at Dubbo over the same distance, returned an amazing $19.20 on the tote for the win.Roly’s other rides on the day, all at double-figure odds, did not get into the placings.Praise in the riding department must also go to Tim Phillips who’s travelling the state on the Picnic Racing circuit, where he’s enjoying success.I reported a few weeks ago on Tim’s win in the Mallawa Cup in the far north aboard Annette’s Pumpkin, and two weeks ago his success continued at the Talmoi picnic meeting at Garah where he placed a half-neck second in the Talmoi Cup and ended with a win in the Memorial Trophy race from his three rides.Last Saturday he rode at the Duck Creek picnic meeting at distant Nyngan where he took out the first two races and finished third in the time-honoured Duck Creek Cup.For those of you who subscribe to the Racing NSW monthly magazine, I strongly suggest you check the regular Picnic Racing report where you’ll find Tim’s name appearing continually as a winner or placegetter atvirtually all picnic meetings across the state.Today Tim heads a little closer to home to the Cowra picnic meeting where he has rides in all six races on the card and Kevin Cassidy has Effie Mia in the Cup and Longbro as second emergency in the Trophy handicap.All things being equal, Tim will probably be riding at the Wean Picnic meeting in the Hunter Valley tomorrow – go journeyman Tim!John Marzol had three runners step out at Wagga Wagga on Monday, they being Mineral Deposit, Possess and Bad Kitty.Mineral Deposit ran a mighty race in the Class One sprint, leading for much of the run up the straight but was collared late by a bunch of swoopers out wide to be relegated out of the placings.Bad Kitty ran the best race of her current campaign to rattle home for second by a length in the Benchmark 55 sprint.Today racing returns to Nowra where Moruya runners line up in all but one of the eight races on the card and Joe Azzopardi and Roly have rides.I’m looking forward to seeing Colbey Hill’s Certino run second-up in race three after his great second placing first-up a few weeks ago, as well as Luke Pepper’s Lawyer’s Limits who jumps in race seven, fresh from a spell.Peter Afflick’s Peekay is our only nomination for Canberra’s meeting on Sunday and Lynda Bundy has Moorings Royal nominated for the main race at Kembla Grange on Tuesday.Don’t forget it’s Batemans Bay Cup day at Moruya next Friday, where all members of the Soldiers Club get free entry on production of their members badge.The final fields will appear in next Friday’s edition of theIt’s a tight four-way tussle between John Marzol, John Law, Chicka Pearson and Luke Pepper in the trainers’ premiership, which may not be decided until the very last race.Until next week, good luck and good punting.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲培训学校.