Murray Bridge Week in Review

Racing News

Tracie Price Kennel Continues Brilliant Form

Tuesday Meeting (Straight track)
It was a cold Tuesday at Murray Bridge with the icy temperatures having really set into the region, but conditions were pleasant for the 12 race program. 

Tracie Price had yet another strong day out, collecting three winners for the afternoon. Myall Jack was the first with th white and black dog getting up over the 350m trip from box two. It was a good start from him and he was given plenty of room to work with early. Halfway up he was pressured to his outside and had to do some work to hold his position. After giving up the lead, he rebalanced, before putting in a huge finishing burst and running over the top to win in 19.46. Wild Star was next up and she won over the same distance, thanks to a brilliant beginning from box six. After starting quickly, she worked over to the rail early and took up control of the race. It was never easy for her, as she couldn’t shake off the pressure to her outside, but she kept on responding, eventually winning in 19.46. Completing the trio for Price was Wilder, who took out a grade 6 over the 300m trip. From box two, the black dog came out of the boxes quickly and went straight to the early lead. It was a tight tussle after that and he was overtaken, but that didn’t deter him. With 100m to go, he started to fight back, before clawing his way to the lead and proving a tad too sharp. A nice day out for Tracie and his team!

Adam Burda made the trip up to Murray Bridge on Tuesday and had a successful day, with No Fines getting a well earned victory. From box seven over the 300m distance, she came out nicely and stayed out in the middle of the track. It was an even battle halfway up and she had a real fight to deal with, but her strength and tenacity shone through, as she found another gear late and powered on to win well. The strong 16.97 victory was her fifth career win, before she won again at Gawler on Friday!

Sunday Meeting 
Kim Johnstone continued the good form that her kennel is having, with another training double for the Sunday evening program. Chester Keeping was the first as he made it two wins from three starts since arriving in South Australia. From box two over the short 395m trip, he came out quickly, before working hard along the rail to try and hold his spot. Despite his efforts, he was crossed as they went into the turn and seemingly in a bit of trouble. At the top of the straight, he set his sights on the gap that opened in front of him, and went out after it, before storming to the lead and winning in a very neat 22.62. Urana Lightning was the other winner, with the black dog winning from box seven over the 455m trip. After leaving the boxes well, he quickly picked up speed and motored to the early lead. Heading into the turn, he had set up a couple of lengths on the others, but that margin was closing. Turning for home, he found another kick and furthered his lead, before starting to get tired right at the end. It didn’t matter though, as he won in 26.14. 

A couple of Victorian visitors came over for the meeting on Sunday, with both of them scoring a victory. Douglas Hammerstein had his honest chaser Numerous landed career win number 10, thanks to a gritty effort over the short trip. From box two, he was crossed early and checked off heels a couple of times, before showing some track inexperience and drifting wide on the turn. Despite his greeness, he levelled up at the top of the straight and powered home, running over the top and winning in a sharp 22.47. Darren Peterson made it two for the interstaters, with More Boost Rico making the most of box one over the 395m journey. The black dog was in a bit of strife early as he was slow away early and near last. Heading into the turn, he was starting to make ground, when he got a bit of luck with a big mix up in front of him, before railing underneath the new leader and setting his sights on the finish line.  It was a thrilling battle the entire way home, but eventually More Boost Rico got the job done in 22.84.