Sunday, 18 March 2012
: The emerging team of trainer Tony McEvoy and jockey Matthew Neilson had a day out at Oakbank on Saturday when they combined to win four races.
| Tony McEvoy|
Photo by Racing and Sports
Pelicano opened their account in the second race over 1900m when he scored as favourite by a short half head from Besa Bola.
Prince OPf Capers, part owned by racing media member Graham Fisher, brought up the second win for McEvoy and Neilson in the 1400m fourth race.
Occupying a midfield position before chasing the leader a long way from home Prince Of Capers may return to Oakbank for a 1400mr event on Easter Saturday.
The combination brought up a trifecta of winners when Raki won the 1900m sixth race.
McEvoy said there as little in the immediate future to suit Raki but predicts the gelding will come into his own next season.
Horatius completed the quartet of winners for McEvoy and Neilson and was described by McEvoy as a nice horse with potential as miler.
Yesquire gave a faultless display of jumping to win the Steeplechase in a preliminary to the big jumps carnival at Easter.
Trained locally by Barry Brook, Yesquire will be entered for the Von Doussa Steeplechase on Easter Saturday.
A start in the main hurdle race over the Easter weekend at Oakbank awaits the Clinton McDonald-trained Tigeriffic after he won the Prelude Hurdle over 2900m.
Trainer John Cornell landed his first career winner when the Paul Gatt ridden Exalted Moment was successful over 1500m.
Coming from well back and getting a saloon passage along the rails Exalted Moment will now step up with a view to a start in the Adelaide Guineas.
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