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Encouraging return from spell

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April 14, 2018

Deniliquin’s Senor Juez returned from a spell for an encouraging fourth placing at Echuca on Sunday.

Senor Juez trained and part-owned by Lyn Hutchins had not raced since being unplaced at Echuca in December.

He was a $61 outsider in Sunday’s Benchmark 58 (1009m) but began well to settle third and held that position until the last few metres.

The $3.10 favourite Omorose won the race by 1 lengths from Salty Kisses with a head to third placed Coco Couture.

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Deniliquin Racing Club is seeking new sponsors for the Anzac Day race meeting which has been supported for many years by the Deniliquin RSL Club.

The Racing Club appreciates the RSL Club’s long-time sponsorship but now has to attract new financial support for the traditional meeting.

‘‘The RSL has been very good to us over the years and is thanked for its help,’’ a DRC spokesperson said.

Anyone able to assist in sponsoring the April 25 meeting is asked to notify secretary Joan Douglas on 5881 3830.

The Racing Club has boosted its membership in recent years and is aiming to increase the number to 200 from the current 130.

Prospective members may contact Peter Simpson 5881 4827.

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The Mick Price trained Summer Glen, placed three times in Melbourne last year, was favourably weighted in the Benchmark 64 (1209m) and won impressively.

Summer Glen ($4 fav) defeated Echuca mare Bossy Miss by 2 with Warragul third.

Gunbower five year-old King’s Hand ($26) at start five posted his first placing in the Maiden Plate (1312m).

John Pearson’s gelding filled third spot behind Darren Weir pair Zarkozy and Open The Hatch.

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Winx aims for her 25th consecutive win in the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.

She meets her strongest opposition this year and has to contend with the outside barrier (10).

Chances galore in the Sydney Cup (3200m) with 20 runners.

Aloft each-way may be the way to go with Sir Charles Road another to consider.

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Follow - Pleasant: Five year-old with only three starts and returned from spell to win Pakenham Class 1 (1200m) by six lengths running nine lengths faster than Benchmark 64 winner.

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Coming winners: Brimham Rocks, second at Bendigo, won four races in England up to 2700m.

Reliable Dame, close-up fourth in Geelong Classic in October, hit the line strongly for Sale Benchmark 64 win.

Exasperate was not extended to win Pakenham Maiden.

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