Clam Chowder starts strongly for Bruce Hill stable
Oct 03, 2012
Lightly-raced mare Clam Chowder showed the benefit of three preparatory trials with an easy first-up win in the Mother Energy Class 4 Handicap (1200m) at Doomben.
Gold Coast trainer Bruce Hill was keen to have the mare in fine shape for her first run for the camp after Clam Chowder started her career in the Guy Walter stable in Sydney.
Strong trials at the Gold Coast and Deagon had Clam Chowder ready for her first-up assignment. Apprentice jockey Carly-Mae Pye took 3kg off the six-year-old’s back, leaving her 56kg to carry in the $17,000 assignment.
Clam Chowder jumped well to race handy to the speed early before interference caused the daughter of Mull Of Kintyre to check, pushing her back to the tail of the five-horse field.
Clam Chowder travelled kindly for Pye, preserving energy for a strong finish once the young rider eased her into clear running entering the straight.
Clam Chowder duly displayed the talent that led her to a metropolitan win in Sydney last year as she surged home over the top of her opposition to post a comfortable win by three-quarters of a length.
The mare’s latest victory was her fourth from just 11 starts and took her prizemoney tally to more than $54,600 for her owners – D & Mrs K Neate.
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