Bruce Hill Racing gets Saturday treble
Aug 25, 2012
Bruce Hill Racing was in terrific form on Saturday after the Gold Coast-based operation produced a winning double on its home track as well as a convincing winner at Doomben.
Winds Me Up started Hill's profitable day when the four-year-old gelding posted a strong victory in the RBC Business Solutions Class 1 Handicap (1200m).
Making full use of the inside gate, jockey Kelvin Wharton gave the gelding a comfortable run until asking him for an effort rounding the home turn.
Winds Me Up took time to hit his top in the straight but the son of Stromberg Carlson persisted under Wharton's strong riding to score his second win by a neck.
Former Victorian galloper Threebytwo completed Hill's Gold Coast success when he scored a soft victory in the Lyndhurst Stud Class 2 Handicap (1400m).
Threebytwo was a city winner in Melbourne earlier in his career but showed he had settled in to life on the Gold Coast with his victory.
Paul Hammersley brought the son of Southern Image with a well-timed run down the centre of the track to score by a length, giving every indication the five-year-old could go on to race effectively in better events than Saturday's $10,000 affair.
Meanwhile, ultra-consistent mare Our Hussey broke through for a deserved Brisbane win in the Programmed Corporate Imaging Handicap (1350m) at Doomben.
Top young rider Tim Bell rode the five-year-old perfectly in the $45,000 event, positioning Our Hussey just off a smart speed before producing the grey for her winning run at the top of the straight.
The daughter of Hussonet sprinted brilliantly once in clear running to score her fifth win from 23 starts by a comfortable 1-1/4 lengths.
Our Hussey's breakthrough city victory took her prizemoney tally to more than $80,000.
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