Archive for 20180215

20180215 – Mandurah Thursday

“Zipping Knot turns it on for Price”

The Glen Price prepared Zipping Knot improved sharply tonight when a brilliant winner of the opening event, the $29 Thursday Buffet Novice over 405m. The daughter of Barcia Bale had only managed 2 minor placings from her previous 16 starts and was justifiably sent out at the blue chip odds of $19.40. She began poorly and was last after fifty metres but she pushed strongly into the first turn and ducked down to the fence. The leading pair Dance Away and Desert Delight both wobbled away from the rail which allowed Zipping Knot to surge to the front. She then dashed away to win by five lengths in a very impressive 22.98. The Michael Johnston trained Accident Range ran on well for second and two lengths away third was the Neville Smith trained beaten favourite Dance Away. The victory was Zipping Knot’s second after 26 starts but her time suggests there will be many more to come. She is raced by Rod Price in partnership with Bruce Hockaday of Ngarutao fame. Trainer Glen Price notched a double following Race 3 when Lady Cersei reigned supreme over 405m in 23.02.
Pictured : Glen Price

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 4 Number 2 FANCY SEEING YOU : Resumed after a long break to win over 302m in a smart 17.11.

Race 5 Number 9 IONA CARLSON : Ran on nicely to finish third at his second run back after a few months off.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)