24 May, 2023
Dollar Magic sprints home for Queen Of The West win
By Colin Hodges
From humble beginnings as a jockey with an occasional ride at western area tracks, Scott Singleton is now a successful trainer with over 300 winners, the most recent being Dollar Magic in the inaugural $40,000 Arrowfield Queen Of The West on Saturday, May 6 at Dubbo. Run over 1200 metres as a benchmark 74 handicap the Queen Of The West attracted not only a good quality field of fillies and mares but also a big crowd.
Placed in recent highways at
Randwick and Hawkesbury either
side of a stylish win at Scone, Dollar
Magic started the $2.20 favourite and
was given a nice run behind the leaders
by Serg Lisnyy.
Taking control in the straight,
Dollar Magic sprinted to a two and a
half lengths win over the leader
Transplant (Ronald Simpson, $6) and
Majority (Clayton Gallagher, $3.30).
First leg of a double for Scott
Singleton was the Dubbo-owned
Aquarter in the 1000 metres Active
Earth Landscape Supplies Maiden
Break Over led until near home
but in a close finish Aquarter
(Matthew Palmer, $3) burst through
the pack to beat Press Forward
(Clayton Gallagher, $2.70 favourite),
Hot Extraction (Kath Bell-Pitomac,
$10) and Break Over.
Brett Robb who trains Press
Forward went one better when
Hammoon Money won the 1200
metres Mercedes Benz Dubbo Star
Ladies Class One Handicap.
Breaking clear, Hammoon Money
(Clayton Gallagher, $2.60 fav.) lasted
to beat the fast finishing Barcoo River
(Tony Cavallo, $8.50) and Behind
The Storm (Serg Lisnyy, $4.60).
Earlier in the 1000 metres
Commercial Hotel Maiden Handicap
the Brett Robb trained Din (Clayton
Gallagher, $1.70 to $1.35 favourite)
was a five lengths winner from
Storm’s End (Serg Lisnyy, $6) and
Lady Banx (Daniel Northey, $81).
Apprenticed to Clint Lundholm at
Dubbo, Hollie Hull has a good understanding
of Sin City Bell and she won
another race on the five-year-old
mare, in the 1000 metres Western
Plains Automotive Benchmark 58
Nicely positioned behind
the leader Yeas And Nays, Sin City
Bell ($15) hit the front and prevailed
in a three way photo finish from
Snowdrop (Billy Cray, $13) and
Young Heart (Will Stanley, $19).
Bathurst trainer Roy McCabe has
a reputation for improving gallopers
transferred to his stable and such is
the case of Our Orator, winner of the
1300 metres Phylli By Laura Hall
Country Boosted Maiden Plate.
From midfield, Our Orator (Serg
Lisnyy, $3.60 to $3 favourite) powered
home for a three lengths win
over Warrior’s Kiss (Kody Nestor,
$10) and Lulla’s Attack (Chelsea
Following the resounding success of the inaugural Queen Of The West meeting, Dubbo Turf Club manager Sam Fitzgerald is already planning to make it an even bigger event in the future.