20181222 – Cannington Saturday

“Moment To Jive wins Christmas Gift and takes career earnings over $225,000”

The Christmas Gift is a feature event that was first run back in 1975 when Heather Diro won for Dennis Calleja. Other notable winners include Blue Echo (1984), Sand Pebble (1989), Gemarly Park (1996), Jennev (2002), Miata (2012) and Ramifications (2016). Tonight’s edition was collectively worth $30,000 in prize money and a fantastic field was assembled to race over 715m. Veteran performer West On Hawkeye rose to 715m for the first time and began quickly from box five to find the lead. Moment To Jive also began cleanly from box one and burrowed up inside rivals to settle in a clear second position whilst favourites Rockstar Patriot and Reidy’s Runner drifted back in the field. West On Hawkeye was unable to hold off Moment To Jive’s brilliant finish and she charged away in the home straight to win by five lengths for Sarah Apppleton. Her time of 41.93 was terrific and the win was her 14th over the distance and her 24th at the track. West On Hawkeye held down second and finished four lengths ahead of the third placed Dyna Dean.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 2 Number 5 FLASHTASTIC : Caught the eye running third behind Maude Monelli and Calfuray.

Race 4 Number 2 EIGHTY EIGHT : Measured up to Free For All company leading throughout in 29.86.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)