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19 February, 2022

Double wins for Dixon at Bedgerabong

Saturday, February 12, Bedgerabong Picnic Cup Racing Report by Colin Hodges

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Soon to embark on a new career in the profes- sional ranks as an apprentice jockey, Will Stanley takes with him a perfect record in the Bedgerabong Picnic Cup having won the race at his only two attempts.

Last year when riding at his first meeting, the 17-year-old Bathurst-based Stanley won the cup on the Bryan Dixon, Gilgandra-trained Song One. On Saturday, before a crowd of over 2000 at the beautiful racecourse west of Forbes, Stanley pro- duced another great ride to win the feature race aboard the Connie Greig, Dubbo-trained Valydium.

Sipharderson led in the $10,000 Total Wear Solutions Australia Bedgerabong Picnic Cup (1400 metres) with Valadyium settling near the tail of the 10-field.

The Bald Eagle took a narrow lead turning for home before Valadyium ($12) finished powerfully to win by almost a length from another strong fin- isher, Nepenthes (Wayne Wheatley, $7) with a half head to third placed The Bald Eagle (Michael Gray, $5). Connie Greig had earlier won the feature sprint, the 800 metres Daniel Ball Transport- Clearview Bracelet Handicap with Call Me Trinity, one of three winners on the day for Leandro Ribeiro, formerly from Brazil.

Close to the lead from the outset, Call Me Trinity ($4) scored by nearly two lengths from Expect A

Hero (John Wilson, $3.50) and My Shiromi (Belinda Wright, $12). The Darryl Rolfe, Canberra- trained Guiltless (Leandro Ribeiro, $5) led for home and held on to beat Travstar (John Wilson, $3 favourite) and Miracle Knight (Belinda Wright, $41) in the (800 metres) KMWL and Aussie Labou- ring Enterprises Class B Handicap and to com- plete his treble Leandro Ribeiro was responsible for an outstanding ride on Shiny Agent in the final event.

From the back of the field, the Bryan Dixon trained Shiny Agent ($8) gained a rails-run to beat the leader Sheeza Menzies (Anaelle Gangotena, $11) and Beau Zariz (Will Stanley, $3.50) in the 1400 metres Class B Handicap.

First leg of a double for Gilgandra trainer, Bryan Dixon, was Penny’s Bonitas (Wayne Wheatley, $11) an all the way winner from Jamella (Will Stan- ley, $2.30 favourite) and Georgian Court (Anaelle Gangotena, $8) in the 1100 metres Roylances Tractor Replacements Class Three Handicap.

Dubbo trainer Brett Robb kicked off the meeting with a win by Bold Louise in the 1100 metres Lachlan Sands Maiden Plate.

Bold Louise (John Wilson, $1.60 favourite) had a nice run before taking control in the straight how- ever the winning margin was only a half neck from the leader Acres Midnight (Leandro Ribeiro, $3) which came again close to home while Little Outa Reach (Breanna Bourke, $21) battled on for third. 

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