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Lyle Finlay on Ain't She Gorgeous (6) edges out Tomarra Serjeant on Cards'n'Owls in Race 3

Tomarra Serjeant after stepping from the ambulance

May 21, 2012

A good crowd enjoyed some close racing at the “Doomben Cup” meeting held at Nanango on Saturday.

Apprentice jockey Tomarra Serjeant was lucky to escape injury in Race 1 when she was dislodged from her mount Makalon prior to the home turn. Makolon continued riderless to the finishing post.

The crowd let out a collective sigh of relief when Tomarra stepped from the ambulance unscathed after she hitched a ride back to the mounting yard.

Tomarra continued racing, and brought home the second placegetter Cards’n’Owls in Race 3 and a third, Extreme Mover, in Race 4.

Ray Hancock followed up on his winning form at Burrandowan by riding a double: Love That Chick in Race 4 and Kamarah in Race 5.

The meeting also proved memorable for Shannon Apthorpe who had success in four of the five races on the card. He had an easy win on Lillabelle in Race 1, followed by two thirds and a second.

Lyall Appo, who rode a double at Burrandowan, had a quieter day. He brought home a second in Race 2 but his mount Johnny Aucash was a late scratching in Race 4 on veterinary advice after it was kicked by another horse.

Family members Tracey Jackson, Mikayla Banks, Emily Jackson and Tyler Banks - from Brisbane and Hervey Bay - travelled to Nanango to present the trophy in Race 4, the Margaret and Gary Banks Memorial Open


Race 1 –¬†Bechlys Transport Maiden Plate – 800m
1. Lillabelle (11) – Shannon Apthorpe
2. Shazzle Pazzle (12) – Wayne O’Connell
3. Sanzida (3) – Billie-Rose Derbyshire
Time: 0:46.63
Margins: 1 length x 1 1/2 lengths

Race 2 – Glendalough Brangas Class 3 Handicap – 1000m
1. Vintage Flint (7) – Jason Hoopert
2. Murphy’s Prospect (5) – Lyall Appo
3. Dom Paolo (6) – Shannon Apthorpe
Time: 0:58.61
Margins: 2 1/2 lengths x 1/2 neck

Race 3 – Ken Mills Toyota QTIS Maiden Plate – 1200m
1. Ain’t She Gorgeous (6) – Lyle Finlay
2. Cards ‘n’ Owls (7) – Tomarra Serjeant
3. Footrot Flats (4) – Shannon Apthorpe
Time: 1:12.28
Margins: 1/2 head x 3/4 length

Race 4 – Nanango RSL / Margaret & Gary Banks Memorial Open – 1600m
1. Love That Chick (11) – Ray Hancock
2. Anchor Bolt (1) – Shannon Apthorpe
3. Extreme Mover (2) – Tomarra Serjeant
Time: 1:35.00
Margins: 2 1/4 lengths x neck

Race 5 – Thorps Jewellers Kingaroy Class B Handicap – 1600m
1. Kamarah (6) – Ray Hancock
2. Cuban (5) – Davin Green
3. Gold Record (11) – Ian Coombes
Time: 1:35.33
Margins: Head x nose

Ray Hancock's second winner for the day ... Kamarah in Race 5

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