Clouds shines in Wondai
WHILE the odds of winning a smaller race are higher taking line honours can be just as difficult according to Wondai-based trainer Lindsay Anderson.
Clouds, trained by Anderson, was guided over the line in first place by Matthew Powell in a field of four in the Lewis Duff 1100m open handicap memorial race in Wondai on Saturday.
"It was a good small field but small fields can be very tricky races,” Lindsay said.
"My jockey rode the race perfectly from to stride to stride.”
Four of the races on the five race program were named in members of the Duff family.
President of South Burnett Race Club, Jeff Wenck, was proud to see the punter turn out despite the weather and said it was important for the club to recognise the family who helped make the club what it is today.
"The history talks for itself and their association with racing in the South Burnett,” he said.
"The weather has definitely affected it, because if you get a good day we get a better crowd, but the racing was good,”
Quatro Amigos, trained by Darryl Gardiner and ridden by Amy Van Der Sanden took out the 1100m maidenplate, Glenn Richardson's Schindler ridden by Anna Bakos was the best on track in the 1100m benchmark 50 handicap, Hannah Phillip's crossed over the line first aboard Star Painter in the 850m benchmark 60 handicap while the final race of the day went to Grande Casadora, ridden by Louise Dillon and trained by Trevor Thomas
Cedric Duff was proud to present the trophies to the winning trainers for each memorial race and said he loved returning and enjoy the racing at the club, where his dad was Wondai race club secretary in 1927.
"I have always tried to stick to the South Burnett Race Club and support it as much as I can,” he said.