Favourites upstaged in the country races
WONDAI trainer, Lindsay Anderson completed a remarkable "double double” when two of his horses won at Bundaberg on Melbourne Cup Day.
The Anderson horses had won two races at Wondai whilst a third stablemate was beaten by a nose in finishing second there on Wondai Cup Day.
At Bundaberg the same three horses won two races with the other beaten by a nose in another race to replicate the Wondai results.
The four wins and two photo-finish seconds for the stable were made even more remarkable as Lindsay trains only these three horses.
At Bundaberg, Liverpool Jane won the 850m Class B second up for the stable after winning her maiden at Wondai by seven lengths at her first start in this area since coming from Victoria.
Bundaberg specialist, Glenthorn Avenue, beaten a nose by Jeb's Boy at Wondai, finished strongly to win the 1090m Open from Midnight Curfew and Seen a Host with Jeb's Boy fourth.
Both winners were ridden by Jason Hoopert.
In this race, warm favourite, Mah Baker's winning run of five successive victories on sand tracks came to an end as she trailed the field all the way to finish last, beaten about seven lengths.
The other Anderson runner at Bundaberg, Chen Wicko, was just caught in the last bound of the 1090m Class 3 by Cold Blooded who flashed home along the fence coming from last on the turn for a nose win.
Cold Blooded, coming off a good last start in Rockhampton second, is trained by Tony Hess and was ridden by Corey Bayliss.
Bundaberg trained horses then won the final two races as well to give the locals a three out of five result.
The Mary Hassam trained Shockwave won the 1212m BM 45 under a vigorous ride by Lyall Appo holding out the favourite Metallic Point who looked all over the winner as he challenged Shockwave inside the 200m.
The Darryl Gardiner trained Leaps and Bounds then won the 1380m BM 65 beating Gas Burner by six with Ruby Ray a distant third ahead of favourite, Tiverton.
The win by Leaps and Bounds completed a winning double for apprentice, Corey Bayliss.
Charge Missile, a $200,000 Sydney Easter yearling in 2012, won last Tuesday's Kumbia Cup, taking his race track earnings to just over $145,000.
Starting at $17, Charge Missile (apprentice Louise Dillon) beat the Toowoomba trained $2.10 favourite Sun Will Shine (N. Evans) by a half length in the 1200m $8000 Kumbia Cup.
Trained by Brenton Andrew, the Charge Forward six-year-old began his racing career in Sydney where he won his first two races at Canterbury in the care of trainer, Tim Martin.
After passing through the hands of trainers Gerald Ryan an Joe Pride, Charge Missile joined the Brenton Andrew stable early last year.
In his first preparation for the Andrew stable he won races at Gatton, Dalby and Warwick prior to spelling.
He subsequently won at Dalby and Casino prior to a victory over 1000m at Caloundra two runs prior to his Kumbia victory.
Jandowae trainer, Geoff Schrader had a winning double at Kumbia, landing the 900m Cl B with Cash's Reject (6g by Bel Esprit) and the Jim Lenihan Memorial BM 60 over 1000m with Chilldown (8g by Churchill Downs) with both winners ridden by Leanne McCoy.
In an all Kumbia finish to the 1000m Maiden, The Equine Bolt, trained by James Curtain, beat the Tom Moloney prepared Churchill Downs.
The other event at Kumbia went to Falvelon four-year-old, Kavalong (G. Geran) from the Pat Sexton stable who defeated Snake Attack (L. Dillon) and Craiglea Pistol (M. O'Brien).
Clifton harness trainer, Julie Weidemann supplied 11 of the 18 starters in the four Gympie Turf Club harness races held on Melbourne Cup day taking out a remarkable three races on the program.