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Fillies and Mares Mile victory to in-form Denmark pacer Bazaar Package at Harold Reid Paceway

Cameron Newbold Albany Advertiser
Bazaar Package scores victory in the Western Hay Westbred Fillies And Mares Mile (1832m) for driver Aldo Cortopassi.
Camera IconBazaar Package scores victory in the Western Hay Westbred Fillies And Mares Mile (1832m) for driver Aldo Cortopassi. Credit: Paceway Photos

Denmark trainer Bob Poolman claimed his first win of the season when Bazaar Package saluted on Friday night at Harold Reid Paceway.

Bazaar Package was placed at her previous two starts and jumped a raging $1.34 favourite in the $11,000 Western Hay Westbred Fillies and Mares Mile (1832m).

Driven by Aldo Cortopassi, the three-year-old filly sped straight to the front from the front line and led throughout.

Bazaar Package had to hold off late challenges but gave plenty on the final lap to defeat the Tim Stone-trained Koolbardi Navajo by 2.3m.

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Our Eagle Bay was third just 2.5m behind the winner while Quintessence was a close-up fourth beaten by 3.6m.

The victory handed Poolman his first winner from just five starters in Albany this season.

Reinsman Stuart McDonald enjoyed a big night out at the Albany Harness Racing Club meeting, driving three winners.

McDonald led throughout on Immachulate ($2.25) in race seven over 2265m, the Hayden Reeves-trained mare clinging on to win by a half neck from local pacer Move Over Miss.

That effort rounded out the treble for McDonald after he earlier partnered with trainer Michael Young for two victories.

Short priced $1.18 favourite Ideal Tomado was a comfortable winner by 8.6m in the Zilco Equestrian 4YO+ Pace (2265m) after leading from start to finish.

Chillin ($1.18) had a much tougher time in race four, caught wide early on after starting from gate five on the front line.

However the four-year-old made it four wins in Albany this season and three in a row, surging to the front by the bell lap and then going on to claim the 2265m event.

Chillin returns for driver Stuart McDonald after making it three straight wins in Albany.
Camera IconChillin returns for driver Stuart McDonald after making it three straight wins in Albany. Credit: Paceway Photos

Chillin won by 3m at the finish over $34 outsider The Beach Master.

Reeves finished with a winning double with Gypsy Dragon saluting at short $1.09 odds in race two with Trent Wheeler in the sulky.

Wheeler gave Albany trainer Adrian Shanks success on the night when Diamond Dance got up to win the opening event by a half neck over American Monarch.

Pocketful Of Opals finished powerfully to win the O’Driscoll Chaff Pace (1832m) for trainer Bianca Ashcroft and driver Liam Elliott while Chalky White broke through for a maiden victory by taking out the last race for trainer Ian Mulcahy and reinsman Cody Wallrodt.

Albany will host an eight-race card on Friday night, starting at 5.40pm.

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