Murray Bridge (Gifford Hill) Races Review

Tony McEvoy created history when his three-year-old charge Silent Sovereign was the first horse to win on the official opening day of the new Murray Bridge racecourse.

Trainer: TONY MCEVOY  Picture: Racing and Sports

A first starter Silent Sovereign  gave Raquel Clark her first winner for the new season when she came from the rear of the field with a strong run late in the event.

Following the win of Vinland at Flemington Tony McEvoy landed the third leg of a two state treble when Magic Sunset took out the 1200 metre second race.  Having the services Barend Vorster Magic Sunset came from a midfield position and charged home to win.

Horsham trainer Paul Preusker was well pleased with the win of Arty Lucas in the 2000 metre third race.

Having the services of 3kg claiming apprentice Lewis German Arty Lucas was always in contention bringing up win number three from thirteen starts.

Former Morphettville trainer now based in Bendigo Nick Smart was well pleased with the win of Silent Command in the 1600 metre fourth race.

A half-brother to the first winner Silent Sovereign, Silent Command gave jockey Todd Pannell a win when the gelding was well placed.

Victorian apprentice Lewis German landed his second winner for the day when Amberdi took out the 1400 metre fifth race.

Being under the care of Naracoorte trainer Sue Jaensch Amberdi was in a good position throughout the event and may now be prepared for the listed $100,000 Balaklava Cup of 1600 metres on September 11.

Hoop Todd Pannell brought up his second win for the day when Seven Year Reward took out the 1000 metre sixth race.

Prepared by Will Clarken Seven Year Reward came from a worse than midfield position with a strong run late in the event and may now tackle a mare's race at Morphettville in two weeks time.

Coming off a last start second More Than Succeed gave trainer Phillip Stokes a two state double when the gelding won the 1200 metre seventh race.

Ridden by apprentice Kayla Crowther, More than Exceed was on the pace throughout the event.

Trainer tony McEvoy finished the day on a high when the second time starter Vahash won his second successive in the 1400 metre final event.

Giving McEvoy his third Murray Bridge winner for the day and bringing up a double for Barend Vorster Vahash led all the way.

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