Sweeney doubles up

April 21, 2018

A Jerilderie double was a feature of the Holbrook Cup meeting on Saturday.

Trainer Phil Sweeney was successful with Casino Express and Beaujeen.

Casino Express ($2 fav) ridden by Brooke Sweeney won the Maiden Handicap (1100m) by three quarters of a length from Romigal with Mosero third.

Beaujeen ($8) had the same margin in the Benchmark 50 (1100m) proving too strong for Foxlike in the closing stages.

Apprentice Jody Hughes had the winning ride.

Tableau ($7) reversed the result of the Tocumwal Easter Cup when he defeated Pieceofeight in the Holbrook Cup (1400m).

Tableau trained by Russell Green and ridden by Tiffany Jeffries beat the Tocumwal winner by a short head with 2 14 lengths to third placed Didn’t Even Kiss Me.


Who Shot Thebarman’s Sydney Cup (3200m) win underlined the lack of home bred staying talent in this country.

It was well deserved win for the nine year-old at his fifth attempt in the race, with two New Zealanders in the minor places.

Hopefully rising four year-olds Levendi, Ace High and Unforgotten will improve sufficiently to offer opposition to imported stayers in the spring.

Levendi edged out Victoria Derby winner Ace High in the Australian Derby with nearly six lengths to third.

Derby winners are given too much weight in the Melbourne Cup, usually 54.5kg and sometimes 55kg.

Unforgotten ($4) a Follow selection won Saturday’s Oaks and will likely target the Caulfield Cup with around 51.5kg.


Less than a week to Deniliquin Racing Club’s popular Anzac Day meeting.

The White Lion Hotel Motel is the new major sponsor and many other businesses and individuals are supporting the April 25 fixture.

There will be Fashions on the Field, TAB facilities, bookmakers, Sky coverage and children’s entertainment.


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Coming winners: You’ve Been Had impressed when resuming at Cranbourne.

Petrelle was not extended to win Ballarat Maiden at her first start.

Outback Barbie found a clear passage too late when third in Randwick Group 2 at her fourth start.

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