Keep Me Posted scores Cootamundra Cup victory for Canberra trainer Doug Gorrel

Keep Me Posted (inside) claims the Cootamundra Cup. Photo: Kelly Manwaring

Keep Me Posted (inside) claims the Cootamundra Cup. Photo: Kelly Manwaring

Keep Me Posted won his first Picnic Cup on Saturday taking out the feature event at Cootamundra.

The Canberra-based gelding trained by Doug Gorrel edged out Cryfowl (Scott Spackman, Wayne Wheatley $2.30) by the narrowest of the margins in the Miller and James Real Estate Cootamundra Picnic Cup.

It was the eight-year-old's sixth career victory and first Picnic Cup win.

It was a big thrill for the Gorrel family with Doug's daughter, Kia Gorrel, the owner of Keep Me Posted.

Keep Me Posted entered the event with form on his side after a win at Queanbeyan two starts back.

He had also run against some quality company in the $35,000 Corowa Cup earlier this campaign.

Jeff Bristow and Diane Williams (Cootamundra Picnic Races Committee president) sponsors Angus and Karen McLaren of Miller and James Real Estate, jockey Anaelle Gangotena and her father Raul Gangotena and mum Anne Gangotena (at end), trainer Doug Gorrel and representing the Paul Bristow Memorial friends of Paul - Greg Willis, Ryan Rayner, Dean Rayner and Luke Field. Photo: Kelly Manwaring

Jeff Bristow and Diane Williams (Cootamundra Picnic Races Committee president) sponsors Angus and Karen McLaren of Miller and James Real Estate, jockey Anaelle Gangotena and her father Raul Gangotena and mum Anne Gangotena (at end), trainer Doug Gorrel and representing the Paul Bristow Memorial friends of Paul - Greg Willis, Ryan Rayner, Dean Rayner and Luke Field. Photo: Kelly Manwaring

Keep Me Posted ($5) was steered to victory by Anaelle Gangotena, who rounded out the meeting with a race-to-race double onboard Madison Point in the last.

She shared the day's jockey honours with Wayne Wheatley.

Wagga trainer Scott Spackman trained a maiden winner with Tate breaking through in his sixth start in the Dawson and Partner Maiden Plate.

It was the three-year-old's sixth start.