20230616 – Cannington Friday

“Finloch Fernando chalks up a hat-trick of wins for Ben MacLean”

Fernando Bale sired short-courser Finloch Fernando took advantage of box one when winning tonight’s Box 1 Restaurant Country 5 over 275m. He won his two previous starts over 275m in 16.15 and 16.05 and tonight after settling third at the first turn whooshed home to score in 16.22. Wise Cousin Glen ran on neatly for second and two lengths away third was Candlelight Jazz who notched his sixth successive minor placing. Finloch Fernando is prepared by Ben MacLean out of Southern River and looks set to win plenty of races over short distances. The victory provided MacLean with an early double after winning the first event with Moment To Polka. Later in the evening four heats of the Great Western were contested over 380m with first and second from each race making the final. Here is the box draw :

1) WEST ON HAZY
2) MOHICAN MISTRESS
3) DELPHINI
4) SUDDEN RAIN
5) ULTIMATE COMMAND
6) ALL OVER KAHLI
7) BRAND NEW ME
8) GOLD RANGER
9) ZEAK
10) ALL OVER KAJA

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 8 MOMENT TO POLKA : Steered around rivals at the first turn before dashing away in the front straight to win by three lengths.

Race 5 Number 6 BLESSED DOLL : Flashed home for a terrific second over 600m.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
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