April 14, 2022
The Glenn Richardson trained I Am Fearless humped 64 kilograms to victory at Gympie last Saturday.
With heavyweight hoop Paul Hamblin aboard, the I Am Invincible gelding romped home with almost four lengths to spare.
The Kirk family and Taylor Applewaite have had a lot of fun since the lightly raced four-year-old since arrived in Nanango.
The record stands at three victories from four opportunities.
Connections will be hoping the run continues on Saturday at Roma.
With Hamblin in the saddle, the sprinter will carry the full 66.5 kilogram impost over 900 metres in Benchmark 50 company.
The weight will be offset by Paul’s horsemanship, experience and strength.
The stablemate Informer, although a Lee Park acceptor, seems likely to be a travelling mate.
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It is a busy weekend for the Richardson team.
Their Saturday contingent for Lee Park comprises Suffice; La Belle La Belle, a Nanango placegetter that races in similar interests as I Am Fearless; and Red Gadget, a maiden reappearing after a five months absence.
Hannah Richardson will ride the trio.
Sweet Venom, a runner-up in Dalby at odds last week, is to step out at Caloundra on Sunday.
The other South Burnett trainers with Nanango runners on Saturday are Patrick Sexton with Raku’s Secret and Run The Cutter, Kristen Roon (Vizone), Scott Pedron (Billierubin) and Laurie Curtain (Catcheswinmatches).
Beaudesert will be represented by Ben Ahrens (Belphegor, Game Name) and Matthew Dunn (Simply Rose, Credible), who should not be confused with the Murwillumbah conditioner of the same name.
As usual, starters from the Downs and Gympie will also be seeking riches at Lee Park.
An interesting jockey is Gregory Walters, who rode recently at Maxwelton, Cloncurry and Mount Isa.
Mounts for his former master Ahrens at Warwick, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast were listed in his logbook earlier this year.
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Bits And Bridles
- Congratulations to Peter Blackwell. The Hivesville horseman was back on the winners’ list with Daulat Kiiitibazeba at Gympie last Saturday.As a result of the Mary River flood, the Southside track required a new surface.
- Leeanne McCoy’s friends and colleagues were delighted to note that she booted home a winner at Home Hill last weekend.
- Jockey Robert Faehr was victorious at Birdsville on Monday. Since relocating to Longreach, his partner Cherie Vick has picked up a Blackall placing with Wild Element, her only runner to date. Earlier this month, Faehr’s double at Blackall included a first placing for former Wondai trainer Tony Williams.
- Given that there is plenty of racing action each Easter Saturday, Nanango has again done well in drawing sizeable fields from various venues. The program has attracted continued sponsorship from the local branch of the Heritage Bank, Nanango Caravan Service and Repairs, Three Way Photos, Pursers Buses and Ken Mills Toyota,
It will be great to be trackside at Nanango on a day when so many people catch up with friends and families.
The fashion theme of Easter Pastels and Accessories is one with plenty of scope.
See you there!