RACE 1 - VALMONT COATINGS FILLIES AND MARES CLASS 6 HANDICAP 1200M
1st - River Racer - Les Ross - Robbie Fradd
2nd - Awake The Stars - Toby Edmonds - Blake Shinn
3rd - Prue's Angel - Tony Gollan - Brad Stewart
River Racer has struck first for Les Ross on 10,000 day, Five-year-old mare River Racing coming from the back with the 59 kilos in the Class 6 Handicap for Les Ross and Robbie Fradd.
The mare has been an enigma throughout her career showing a huge upside without cashing in, but Ross thinks her second Saturday win in her last three starts has her on her way.
"I thought she would be a little closer in the run than that, but to still go the job done from there, there's bigger and better things to come," he said.
"I'm looking at taking her to Sydney, it's a little weaker this time of year and she's struck some nice form."
Ross said the mare was finally getting reward in an injury hampered career and gave props to veteran hoop Robbie Fradd who has brought the best out of her.
"She's a lot better mare than her record indicates, we've had a lot of problems with injury, but she's started to get it right this prep I was quietly confident she'd run well today," Ross said.
"Of her four wins Robbie Fradd has been on three times, he's got thr key to her."
Fradd was rapt with the run under far from ideal conditions and was looking forward on seeing where the mare could get to.
"Back in the field, up in the weights she could have had a lot of excuses today, but the way she put them away under those conditions was impressive, she's got Black Type in her future," Fradd said.
"Fantastic to see the track is in brilliant condition, we had no problem making up ground and the leaders stuck on as well, they'll be coming from everywhee today."