Major maiden victory for Hunter’s gelding

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Bailey Major wins by a half-a-head from Murphys Bettor in the $7000 Tint City MS Pace (2100m) at Donaldson Park on Tuesday night.
Camera IconBailey Major wins by a half-a-head from Murphys Bettor in the $7000 Tint City MS Pace (2100m) at Donaldson Park on Tuesday night. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

David Hunter’s Bailey Major broke his maiden status in style on Tuesday night by winning the $7000 Tint City MS Pace (2100m) at Donaldson Park.

The three-year-old gelding won by half a head from Justin Prentice’s Murphys Bettor, who entered the race as favourite.

Bailey Major ($3.10) was first up from a spell and had won two trials before this campaign, having been unable to claim a win in his previous five races.

Andrew De Campo’s Handsandwheels ($1.30) continued his strong season with a win in the $8500 Sky Racing MS Pace (2100m).

The four-year-old grabbed his second win of the campaign, finishing more than six metres ahead of his nearest competition, Major Stare, in what was a dominant performance.

Driver Tom Buchanan and trainer Justin Prentice combined for a win in the $7000 Trexs MS Pace (2100m) when Courage To Live ($1.60) saluted the judges.

Courage To Live finished more than two metres ahead of Barry Howlett’s Bettor Finish, which was ridden by Chris Lewis.

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