A Winning City Double For ATB
May 25, 2014
Saturday May 24 2014 saw Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock have a winning city double at Racing Headquarters in Melbourne and Royal Randwick.
Lohnspresso trained by Darren Weir contested the Listed Straight Six at Flemington. Ridden by a very patient Michelle Payne the Lonhro mare jumped and settled at the rear of the field for the 1200m race. At the 400m mark Michelle started to take on the field and at the 50m mark the mare shot past the leaders to win by a long head and a nose.
Abbasso trained by Chris Waller took a big step up in grade in the Benchmark 80 Girvan Waugh Handicap over 1400m. Ridden by Jason Collet the Encosta De Lago gelding took a run along the fence sitting seventh at the 600m mark. At the 200m mark the gelding kicked into gear and started reeling in the field. He went on to win by a head and paid a juicy $22 on the Victorian tote.
ATB would like to congratulate all fellow owners in both horses and we can't wait for another winning city double, or even triple!