DUBBO trainer Myron Cooper provided Cowra jockey Michael Travers with the second leg of a winning double at the Warren TAB meeting on Saturday.
Travers was seen at his best on Routine ($9) for Cowra trainer Ken Parsons and Destiny Of Dreams ($11) from the Myron Cooper yard.
Destiny Of Dreams which won in good style, was sired by Power Of Destiny which stands at Macquarie Stud at Wellington.
Also enjoying success was young trainer Clint Lundholm,
Lundholm, the grandson of the legendary John Lundholm, has been making a quick impact since recently obtaining a trainer’s licence and on Saturday won with Wil I Am ($4.60) which came from well back to win the Maiden Plate (1200m) with Justin W Stanley in the saddle.
At double-figure odds, Let’s Bat bowled over the opposition in the prestigious Macquarie Merino Studs Golden Fleece Handicap run over a testing 2400m at Warren.
Although an outsider, Let’s Bat had good support in the betting ring and several bookmakers lost on the race.
Rodney Robb trains Let’s Bat at Nyngan and shares ownership with Doug and Caroline Egan formerly from Enngonia and now residing at Narromine.
Let’s Bat was very well ridden by Mudgee-based apprentice Hannah Martin.
Cobar galloper Ziazan set the pace to the home turn with Let’s Bat making ground from back in the field.
Reaching the lead with a rails run Let’s Bat was quickly challenged by Snugasabuginarug which looked the likely winner.
Not to be denied, Let’s Bat ($15, Hannah Martin fought back to outstay Snugasabuginarug ($2.30 fav, Michael Travers) and win by a head with Flamingo Dancer ($5, Roly Saxton) over three lengths away third.
Domuar Miss, a two-year-old filly trained at Mudgee by Brett Thompson, made it two wins in succession when beating older horses at Warren.
With Greg Ryan aboard, Domuar Miss ($2.80 fav) from off the pace cruised home to win the Class One Handicap (1400m) by over three lengths.
Mudgee-based Andrew Woods has now won two races on Shadow Force from is only two rides on the Kylie Kennedy, Narromine trained three-year-old gelding which overcame a wide barrier to win the Class One Handicap (1000m).
Meanwhile at Mungindi which straddles the NSW, Queensland border, central west trainers Harry Barclay and George Wright had success.
Ten-year-old Castlebar ($11.00) ridden by apprentice Sophie Young won the Benchmark 45 Handicap (1000m) for Warren trainer Harry Barclay while George Wright from Parkes won the Maiden Plate (1400m) with Vertical Shaft (#2.70 fav) ridden by Hari Singh.
Upcoming race meetings are Wellington TAB today; Enngonia Saturday July 14; Bathurst TAB Tuesday July 17; Carinda Saturday July 2; Cowra TAB Monday July 23; Gilgandra Saturday July 28; Dubbo TAB Monday July 30.