Esperance’s Helen Harding chalks first victory of Great Southern season and also had the quinella in the race

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Jason Whiting storms down the outside aboard the Helen Harding-trained Bentley's Brother in the Albany Stockfeed Handicap (1500m).
Camera IconJason Whiting storms down the outside aboard the Helen Harding-trained Bentley's Brother in the Albany Stockfeed Handicap (1500m). Credit: Laurie Benson

Trainer Helen Harding made the long trip from Esperance a successful one when she claimed victory with Bentley’s Brother in Albany on Sunday.

Harding brought a team of four horses over, notching her first winner of the Great Southern season, and also had the quinella in the race after Recapitulate ran second.

Bentley’s Brother produced a brilliant turn of foot for Jason Whiting to come from last on the home corner and storm down the outside to defeat stablemate Recapitulate and apprentice Holly Watson by a length in the Albany Stockfeeds Handicap (1500m).

Promising type Island Charm was able to break maiden status for Roy Rogers and Chris Nicoll in race one.

After leading throughout, the filly kicked clear in the straight to win by 1.7 lengths.

Bentley's Brother returns to scale with Jason Whiting aboard after winning.
Camera IconBentley's Brother returns to scale with Jason Whiting aboard after winning. Credit: Laurie Benson

Fellow local trainer Paul Hunter was able to saddle up his first winner of the season with new stable acquisition Worzel.

After running second at Mt Barker last start for Martin Allan, the four-year-old was left down here with Hunter and won race two in a busy finish with apprentice Jessica Gray in the saddle.

Carolina Reaper claimed a tough victory in race four, holding out Blue Turns To Grey by a long neck for Albany trainer Leanne Howlett and rider Kyra Yuill.

Diablerie was a dominant winner of the last race for visiting trainer Summer Dickson.

After settling midfield, Diablerie was able storm down the outside to win by 2.6 lengths and bring up a double for Yuill.

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