Hivesville horseman Lindsay Anderson’s strike rate is phenomenal. His last fifty starters (since September 24, 2017) have accumulated 14 wins, 12 seconds and six thirds.
That represents a winning ratio of better than one in four and a podium placing standing of 64 per cent.
His newcomer Kentford (Gary Geran, $1.60), which prevailed in the Gympie Earthland Group Maiden Plate (850m) on Saturday, maintained the stable’s extraordinary prowess on sand courses.
Unsurprisingly, half the wins have been registered at Wondai where Anderson trains.
In just under 18 months, Lindsay has taken only six horses to the races.
Clouds, Solgaze, Liverpool Jane, Smart Venture and Glenthorn Avenue have all visited the winner’s slot, while Lomi chalked up three placings.
Kentford, a three-year-old by Master of Design from the Tale Of The Cat mare Tale Of Harmony, had picked up four fourths from ten outings in Sydney and its surrounds when prepared by David Payne.
The bay was nosed out of the minor money at his final run in New South Wales.
That event was a $22,000 Maiden (1350m) at Cessnock on February 4.
In posting her fourth victory at Dalby’s Bunya Park for the year, Hannah Phillips brought up a lucrative hat trick on Spirit’s Choice, the Spirit of Boom filly that trainer Matt Kropp has managed superbly.
The three-year-old, unbeaten thus far for Hannah, has earned almost $70,000 for her last three appearances that all carried a QTIS bonus.
The $1.14 hot pot bolted in on Saturday in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1100m) and her career income has already exceeded $150,000.
Although the Glenn Richardson-Hannah English unit had to be content with the runner-up spot twice at Dalby, both of their candidates performed encouragingly.
In the $19,000 Michael and Val Kelly Lightning (800m), Prime Target was resuming after a year and a half absence.
The Oratorio eight-year-old also had a long lay off between winning twice at Canterbury and scoring at Ipswich for Richardson and English in July 2017.
Unfortunately stewards reported that Prime Target was lame in the off fore leg post-race and was treated on course.
Hopefully the half brother to the dual stakeswinner Cape Kidnappers will recover quickly.
In the Susan Jacobs Photography Class 4 Plate (1200m), Stella’s Dream – according to stewards – began awkwardly and hung out rounding the home turn.
Richardson had better luck at Gympie.
Bel Seleva (Gary Geran, $1.80) took out the Gympie Turf Club Tradies and Ladies Day BM 65 (1030m).
His stablemate Canid was four lengths adrift in fourth berth.
Details for the book launch of ‘Racing in the Brisbane Valley: 1850-1940’ by Elizabeth De Lacy have been confirmed.
The Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails event will be held at the Memorial Hall at Moore on April 4 at noon, and an RSVP is required by March 20.
As its name implies, the book tracks the earliest days of racing in the Brisbane Valley, and it will probably be a must for racing buffs.
If you’d like to attend, contact Mary Green by email or by phoning her on (07) 4163-1266.
Copies of the book will also be on sale at the Kilcoy meeting on April 13 and at Nanango on Easter Saturday.
Correction: Last week an error was made with respect to Avalanche Warning. Its most recent provincial success was at Rockhampton, not Nanango.