Fans enjoy close calls
Punters were treated to a seven race program at Donaldson Park in Bunbury on Saturday night, with several races closely fought out.
Pre-race fancy Adda Rockinheaven took line honours in the opening Schweppes Graduation MS Pace (1609m) after narrowly holding off Dats Abit Harsh and Bejewelled.
Phil Costello’s runner Madonna Vale found a path early and led the field for lengthy periods, with Madam of Mischief also giving some cheek.
Bejewelled then made her move to the outside on the turn heading into the straight, while Madonna Vale battled grimly to hold off the chasing pack.
Heading into the final 200m, Bejewelled hit the lead and appeared to be on course for victory, before Miller guided Adda Rockinheaven perfectly as she got her nose in front and oozed class in the frantic final seconds.
There was a degree of intrigue prior to the Hahn Super Dry Graduation MS Pace (1609m), with several runners keen to build on their impressive first starts.
Barry Howlett’s filly Hello Hotshot bolted away early and looked to have enough in the tank to outlast challengers Camluck King and Folsom Prince.
However with Kyle Harper in control, Camluck King negotiated the final 100m to record his maiden victory and fourth placing in seven starts.
Brian Clemens’ gelding Let It Roll recorded impressive back-to-back victories after a strong showing in the Tint City Westbred Pace (2100m).
Despite a valiant surge from Clares Fool who was equally solid, a surge in the final 20m ensured the margin of victory appeared easier than it seemed.
Later in the evening, experienced gelding Anime recorded a satisfying win in the Tabtouch MS Pace (2100m).
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