Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Noname a New Sandtrack Star

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Noname a New Sandtrack Star

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Byline: Turf topics with Barry Fitzhenry

A NEW sand track star emerged last Saturday when Noname won the 1030m Open defeating accomplished sand tracker Frenardi.

Last start Bundaberg Lightning winner Noname ($2)and Frenardi ($1.80), had a great battle for favouritism for the Cooloola Trophies and Engraving Open over 1030m before battling out an exciting finish. Apprentice Billie Rose Derbyshire was having her first race ride on Noname who hit the ground running to dash to a clear lead.

Frenardi (Sonja Wiseman) chased determinedly before coming after Noname in the straight.

The 5.5 kg advantage of the leader told in the final stages with Frenardi unable to bridge the gap in being beaten by a short neck with 6 A1/2 lengths back to Challoman ($6, I. Coombes) third.

A four-year-old mare by Legal Opinion from the Agile Jet mare, Winstar, Noname has the perfect record of two wins from her only two starts since joining the Gill stable.

Noname is raced by her breeders, Margaret and John Tonge who only recently moved from North Queensland to the Gympie area at Canina.

The 18-year-old, who has made remarkable progress to gain her riding licence after just 12 months in the Barry Gill stable, landed the 1030m Open on Noname and then recorded a last stride win on board Leica Fuse in the 1170m maiden.

THE victories by the Barry Gill trained duo won him the Gympie trainers premiership with eight wins for the 2010-11 season, just pipping Kerry Munce who did not improve on his tally of seven winners on Saturday with Peter Fleming also moving to seven winners on the day.

Apprentice Billie Rose Derbyshire had to employ different tactics on Show a Heart three-year-old, Leica Fuse $4, to snatch a last stride win in the aptly named Billy's Maiden over 1170m.

Leica Fuse settled mid-field on the fence as Holcombe ($7.5) and Falfario ($4) led a packed field but Leica Fuse gained a split at the top of the straight to come off the fence and put in his bid. …

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