Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Gympie Race Meet Short on Jockeys

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Gympie Race Meet Short on Jockeys

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TURF TOPICS: The excellent crowd of about 1000 that headed to the Gympie Racecourse on Saturday were treated to an afternoon of high-class racing action and entertainment in glorious winter weather.

Unfortunately there were only 11 riders (three male and eight females) attending the RSL Cup meeting which led to one horse having to be scratched from each of the 12 horse fields in the Class B and the BM 55.

Racing honours went to astute Hivesville horseman, Lindsay Anderson, who took out both feature races, the RSL Cup and the 1170m Open.

Gympie trainer Barry Gill recorded a winning double also, winning with Chase'N'Mason and Sandy Straits, both ridden by Cecily Eaton whilst Gemma Steele piloted both of the Anderson victors.

Pulled the right rein

LINDSAY Anderson, trainer and part owner of RSL Cup winner, Clouds, apparently made the right decision in buying a new horse for his stable a few months back.

Lindsay flew to Melbourne to inspect a prospective purchase and, although the target horse was a very impressive individual, Lindsay considered the asking price "too steep".

Instead he decided to purchase a five-year-old gelding by Bradbury's Luck through an acquaintance, Bronwyn Upjohn.

Bronwyn breaks in horses for many leading Victorian trainers -- having recently broken in a half sister to the great Makybe Diva as well as one of the daughters of the triple Melbourne Cup winner.

The deal to purchase Clouds was conditional on Bronwyn retaining a share in the grey.

Overshadowed

IN THE RSL Cup, the Pat Duff-trained Unbowed was sent out the $1.90 favourite for the 1470m BM 65 race with the 4kg claim of stable apprentice Bridget Rooney reducing Unbowed's impost to 56.5 kg.

The favourite made a valiant attempt to lead all the way but was overshadowed by Clouds ($3.60, G. Steele) in the drive to the line with Clouds, who carried 59 kg, getting home strongly to win by A3/4 length after racing just off the pace all the way. …

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