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Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019



Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019


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SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 2019 SPORT 53 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Dogs day looming at Winnellie WINNELLIE Park has 10 races on the program tonight, with plenty of quality and competitive racing to come. The best bet looks to be Mileeka for Simon Nathanael, who is back to her brilliant best and jumping from box eight. She will face some good opposition in the consistent Snoop A Loop for Steele Bolton, and Elfern for Graeme Ferns in the last race. There are also two 537m races. In the open race (race four), Spirit Monelli for Bolton will be trying to turn the tables on Mahoney for Ron Phillips, who was brilliant at his first run on the track. The lower-class distance race (race nine) sees the inform Eight Jabirus step out in journey and he is the one to beat. His main opposition may come from kennelmate No Stress, while it would also pay to respect the Graeme Scotttrained Darren Allen, who does like the trip and has box one, which should also assist his chances. Russell Savige is having a good time of it lately and he has some nice chances, including Not A Bang in race one, where box one over 383m looks ideal. The smart Go Brandi has found herself in a winnable line-up in race five and should prove hard to beat, while Island Girl and Allen Ichiro have good chances in race seven. Other notable chances include Aint No Time in race three for Simon Nathanael, and Chris Blackman has Fabulous Chance back to his best and he should run well in race six. Newcomer Night Charm for Phillips is one to watch in race eight as he has nice southern form lines. The first race is at 6.34pm local time. Fierce rivals seek strong start to 19 WANDERERS and Waratah always produce a fiercely contested game of football, something their 103-year rivalry demands. The two foundation clubs open their 2019-20 NTFL season at TIO Stadium today after contrasting seasons ended seven months ago. Wanderers missed the finals for the second successive season as a rebuild continued under coach Peter Leonard. But Tahs climbed into the finals for the first time in five seasons, lifted into the major rounds by midfielder Abe Ankers, running half back Timmy Mosquito and flanker Sam Godden. Todays 2.30pm clash is an early chance for both clubs to lay a marker. Wanderers named former North Melbourne forward Shannon Motlop as coach when Leonard went backpacking in Spain, and Tahs retained Ryan Ayres who got them into the finals at his first attempt. The Eagles go into the match without former Melbourne goalkicker Liam Jurrah and the other Liam Patrick could play with the regional communities competition, also on this weekend. But former skipper Jarred Erlandson is back in the middle and Shane Thorne has returned after a season with Southern Districts. Midfielder Luke Dyer will make his debut with the club and the highly rated Joel Jeffrey has been assigned goalkicking duties. Weve had a big pre-season, now the real work begins with a lot of young blokes Im rewarding for their hard work on the track, Motlop told the NT News. The players know what is required to win at senior level. CHAMPION trainer Gary Clarke took the top two spots in race five, the feature $22,000 Allora Gardens Nursery Handicap (1100m) at Fannie Bay yesterday, but neither was the favourite. Harmonium Bells was an outside $13 chance, having failed to perform previously over Clarke claims top two Outsider Harmonium rings Bells as favourite falters NATHANIEL CHAMBERS the short distance of 1100m. But it was the mare and jockey Paul Denton who led at the line, with stablemate The Captain (jockey Paul Shiers) almost three lengths behind. That was an unexpected one, Clarke told the Sunday Territorian. She had a great race but hasnt won over this distance in a long time. We werent sure how she would go. Shes usually much better over 1300m or 1600m. We didnt think either of those two would win it out of the three. It was Clarkes $1.80 favourite Another Bit (Brendon Davis) who was odds-on after winning his last start over 1100m the $21,000 RSN Radio Handicap on August 3. But he finished 9 lengths behind Harmonium Bells in sixth place. Didnt have a very good race out there tonight, Clarke said. Though top two was great for us. The Captain had a great race as well, hes always there. Coming in third was So Stoic with jockey Barry Hup patz, who briefly edged ahead at the turn, but wasnt able to stick to the front runners in the end. Other winning horses from yesterday were Perpetual Bliss (trainer Phil Cole, jockey Wayne Davis), Hindley Street (Carl Spry, Wayne Davis), Restless (Cole, Wayne Davis) and Frilly Design (Clarke, Brendon Davis). Jockey dedicates treble to fallen friend NATHANIEL CHAMBERS VETERAN Darwin hoop Wayne Davis dedicated a dream winning treble to his dear friend the late and much-loved jockey Melanie Tyndall at Fannie Bay yesterday. Davis stormed to victory in the first three races in decisive style. It was a fantastic day at the office, Davis told the Sunday Territorian. Im throughly grateful to everyone that I ride with for giving me these opportunities, they all support me the best that they can. If you work hard you get results. Winners never quit and quitters never win. It was just a fantastic day. It was the eight-year-old Perpetual Bliss and fiveyear-old Restless both trained by Phil Cole which saw Davis win his first and third starts respectively. Perpetual Bliss is a very, very special horse to me. I have a lot of time for her, Davis said. She loves the track and she loves the distance. Davis rode Carl Sprys Hindley Street to a comprehensive five-length victory in the second race on the card. Hindley Street only had to turn up to be a major player, Davis said. That win will give him major confidence going forward. It was the triumph of Restless that was most special to Davis. The five-year-old gelding was the horse his good friend Tyndall fell from, leading to her tragic passing in August. I seriously want to dedicate this win today to the beautiful, amazing person that she was, Davis said. To her and her family. Shes very sadly no longer with us. Mel was a lovely, close friend of mine and come race day a fellow rider. Everyone loved and respected her. Today is a very special day and I will hold it close to my heart for a long time in remembrance. Paul Denton rides Harmonium Bells to a win in the $22,000 Allora Gardens Nursery Handicap (1100m) Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL Paul Denton

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