They came, they saw, they conquered!
That's the way it was at the Young Paceway on Tuesday.
Steve Turnbull opened up proceedings with a convincing win behind the resuming Real Desire four year old mare Ponte Milvio ($2.50).
Chasing the winner home was the locally trained Shirvanee ($3.50) who gave an honest performance but found the winner’s mile rating of 1:59.4 just a little difficult, as did the third placegetter She’s All Business ($4.90) who was also resuming.
Nathan Turnbull then stepped up to the plate in race two with the Artistic Fella mare Its A Shakedown ($3.00) and again, with a solid front running performance defeated the fast finishing Studleigh Kristen ($3.70) and last start Young winner Think It Through ($4.00) for Jason Grimson and trainer John Vautin.
It was certainly a family affair when Steve, Jenny and Mitch combined in race three with the Royal Majesty mare Montana Shadow ($4.60) taking home the major end of the purse ahead of the early pacemaker Hurrysound ($8.70) and last start Bendigo winner, Sunshine Hannigan ($8.80).
The wining mile rate of 1:58.7 with the two final quarters of 28.8 and 29.5 enabling the winner to hold out the fast finishing Hurrysound with the judge posting a close ½ neck margin to the winner in what was certainly another close and exciting finish.
Just when you thought were could Amanda be, she popped up in race four behind Written In Red ($1.80) and with a perfect front running drive defeated Cullectomatic ($9.90) and the Pat Jones trained veteran Burra Sullivan ($14.20) in the fastest winning mile rate of the night 1:57.0.
The winner now of seventeen races was bred by John Gibson Family Trust.
Nathan Hurst had two runners in race five and with Angela Hedges taking the drive behind Kyalla Tee Jay.
Nathan broke the Turnbull winning cycle with the Flightpath six year old gelding Flight Express ($11.20) scoring a 5 ½ metre win ahead of Percynjack ($12.50) and the local favourite Marys Little Rose (41.70) for Troy Fletcher and Amanda Turnbull finishing third.
Amanda Turnbull produced last start Young winner Greenngold ($1.20) in race six to record a narrow but comfortable win over Rays Choice ($19.30) and Johnnycake ($8.50).
In the final race of the night when Nathan Turnbull produced the Dawn Of A New Day three year old gelding Sam’s Express ($2.10) to take home the $3,600 first prize ahead of second favourite Dottos Knight ($3.70).
Third money went to Big Heart (44.80) for Amanda Turnbull. The winner had not raced since 12th June 2016 when he won at Peak Hill rating a slick 1.57. last Tuesday night victory giving him three wins from only eight starts.
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