A parade of freshman stars made its way to
Joker On Jack nabbed his first stakes score thanks to a rallying score in his $23,000 division under the guidance of driver Jody Jamieson.
After getting away second, the Dave Menary trainee took a shuffle to fourth before swinging to the outside and catching cover on the way to the three-quarter pole. With fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:25 in front of him, Joker On Jack split horses in deep stretch and used his closing quarter of :28 to win by a head over Watch My Chips in 1:53.3. Scribblers was a lapped-on third.
Sent off at odds of 5-1, the son of Bettors Delight-JK Molly improved his 2022 record to 2-2-0 from six tries with the win. He’s banked $26,950 for Menary Racing Inc, Michael Guerriero, Alan Alber and Larry Menary.
Reign Supreme was a popular winner in his $22,600 division for the tandem of driver Bob McClure and trainer John Pentland.
The son of Control The Moment-Amulet Seelster pressed his way to the lead in :27.2 and he went on to control the pace through middle splits of :57.1 and 1:26 before rocketing home in :27.2 to win by 1-1/4 lengths over Thong Control in 1:53.2. The Golden Jet was third.
Zack Carroll of
Hes A Sweetheart gave trainer Dave Menary his second stakes score on the card thanks to his victory which came by way of Chicago.
James MacDonald had the son of Hes Watching-Lyonssweetie parked every step of the way through fractions of :27.2, :56 and 1:24.4 before using a :27.4 closing panel to win by 2-1/4 lengths over race favourite Fade To Light in 1:53.1. Watchmaker was third.
Menary Racing Inc, Michael Guerriero and Alan Alber share ownership on the youngster who won for the first time in his career. He now boasts a 1-1-3 record from eight assignments. His bankroll climbed to $23,778 with the win.
Ahi Sunshine also used rallying skills to capture the final division in 1:52.4 for the tandem of driver Bob McClure and trainer Shawn Steacy.
The homebred son of Sunshine Beach-Racey Miss got away in mid-pack before swinging out to catch cover on the way to the three-quarter pole. With fractions of :27.1, :55.2 and 1:24.1 in front of him, the colt then powered home in :27.3 to win by 1-1/2 lengths over Wise Thinking. Bettor Bea Terror took home third prize.
Sent off as the 6-5 favourite, the colt improved his rookie record to 4-1-0 from eight starts for owners Hudson Standrdbrd Stb Inc, Allen Sellen and Bridle Path Stables Ltd. His overall cash stash climbed to $68,249 with the win.
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