Frisco shows who's in charge
SUNSHINE Coast trained Frisco’s in Charge was too good for the field in the PHE 100 Club Cup on Saturday afternoon.
In front of a massive crowd at the Gympie racecourse, jockey Tyrone Huxham piloted the chestnut gelding home to win by almost three lengths.
Gympie galloper Seekawinner came home in third for the Barry Gill stable.
Gympie Turf Club president Spencer Slatter said Frisco’s in Charge was a deserved winner.
“It was a good race,” Slatter said.
“Frisco’s in Charge ended up winning it quite convincingly.
“In June last year he won in Brisbane, so he’s a very good horse.”
Another impressive performance on Saturday came from the Kerry Munce trained Frenardi in the Wealth Directions Class 3 Plate.
Frenardi has now won five of its seven starts in Gympie.
Slatter said the cup meeting, the first meeting of the year, was very successful for the club.
“It was a very big day – right up there with the biggest we have ever had,” Slatter said.
“The bookies were kept busy all day and so were the bar staff and caterers.”
The big crowd was also bolstered by two charity groups from the Sunshine Coast.
More than 120 people from the Sunshine Coast Hospice and more than 80 from Effective Aid International used the weekend’s races as a day away and to raise some money for their causes.
“It’s great for the club that organisations want to have a day out at the races and it also helps them raise some money for worthwhile causes,” Slatter said.
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