Vicbred Ballarat Cup winner Smolda in full flight up the Ballarat straight.
Vicbred runners made a clean sweep of last Friday night’s Wedderburn @ Melton trots meeting.
The Vicbred runners then backed it up at Ballarat on Saturday night, winning four races – including the Group 1 PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup.
In fact, with Smolda (Courage Under Fire/Under The Mattress) winning and Lennytheshark (Four Starzzz Shark/Botswana) running second in the Cup, the Vicbred runners ran 1-2 in the Bray Raceway feature race.
Smolda, though trained in New Zealand, was bred by Paul Blackshaw at Rutherglen and is by Courage Under Fire, who stands at Alabar Farms’ Australian base at Koyuga in country Victoria.
Trained by Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, and owned by Phil and Glenys Kennard, Neil Pilcher and Marcus Kirkwood, the seven-year-old gelding is closing in on $1million in prizemoney earned.
Vicbred: Breed local – buy local.
MELTON (Friday 22 January)
ALL IN YOUR HANDS (Mach Three – Serenity Franco)
WAVES OF FIRE (Courage Under Fire – Operative Waves)
ACE DUIGAN (Mr Aviator – Ramleighs Love)
BRAGHETTA (Grinfromeartoear – Lady Guest)
THE NOBLE STEED (Our Sir Vancelot – Quite A Franco)
LUCKY LOMBO (Major In Art – Isabella Lombo)
LIGHTNING CALDER (Ganymede – Missy Calder)
THE CULTURE (Major In Art – Henin Hardenne)
ROGUE ASSASSIN (Pass The Mustard – Shemida Francis)
STAR GUN (Wagon Apollo – Reba Supreme)
BALLARAT (Saturday 23 January)
OURBOYJAY (Village Jolt – Dashem)
DONT HOLD BACK (Courage Under Fire – Braeview Express)
SMOLDA (Courage Under Fire – Under The Mattress)
ALDEBARAN DEEBEE (Skyvalley – Dirty Harriet)
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