Luckless mare Oddoneout makes it successive wins for trainer Gerry Hughes after Mt Barker triumph
Trainer Gerry Hughes saddled up his second winner of the Great Southern racing season when Oddoneout fought on strongly to win at Mt Barker Turf Club on Sunday.
There was plenty of drama on the eight-race card, headlined by the Mt Barker Cup, but apprentice Rosie Mahony urged Oddoneout to an impressive victory in the TABtouch Watch Live Racing Handicap (1850m).
Oddoneout claimed victory on the dirt in last week’s Kojonup Cup and made it successive wins after settling in the leading division and then sprinting home strongly on the inside rail to win by half a length on the line.
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The five-year-old mare carried 56kg after Mahony’s claim and jumped a $3.70 chance, fighting off a strong finish from Fly Better ($6.50) while the tiring Prince Imortall claimed third.
The successive wins for Oddoneout came after a luckless start to her career, placed 16 times before finally breaking through in the Kojonup Cup.
Stewards fined Mahony $200 after the race, for using her whip on four additional occasions than permitted prior to the 100m mark.
Progressive type Lucrative Lucy stormed to her third win after a dominant display in race four for apprentice Cassey Martinan.
The Malcolm Byas-trained mare broke her maiden status at Mt Barker earlier this season and has now won three races in 13 career starts.
Lucrative Lucy jumped a $3.70 chance and led all the way for Martinan, downing Aquapishe by 1.8 lengths at the finish.
Albany trainer Steve Wolfe continued his strong recent form with Mr Mt Walker saluting in the TABtouch Race Replays Handicap (1850m).
Jarrad Noske settled Mr Mt Walker ($5.50) midfield and they had plenty to give in the final 200m, grabbing the lead and holding out $3.70 favourite Blaiszen Cazah by nearly a length.
Earlier at the meeting jockey Renee Forrest rode a winning double in the first two races, aboard Star In Time and Blue Line.
However, Forrest was then stood down for the remainder of the meeting with an injured knee.
Fellow hoop Simone Altieri was also replaced on her rides after race one due to dehydration.
Rider Chris Nicoll copped an 11-day careless riding suspension aboard Artie’s Comet in the Mt Barker Cup and Kyra Yuill was reprimanded for failing to ride out her mount, Speckles, to the end of race five.
God’s Moment scored a second win in three starts for trainer Roy Rogers after narrowly beating Star Soprano in race three while the well-supported Oxbridge ($3.60) took out the final race for trainer Stephen Sheehy and apprentice Tayla Childs.
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