Sister King wins opening event
BORDER Park newcomer Sister King made a winning start to her race career with victory in the opening event of Saturday’s 10-race program.
Trained by George Clegg, Sister King raced home in an impressive 23.98 seconds to edge out Rhythm And Grace with Cash Me Up finishing third.
While Sister King was notching up her first win, the in-form Tricky Uno added another triumph to its tally with victory in the eighth event.
The Ron McCalman-prepared Tricky Uno beat home Pocket Dynamo and Ocean in Motion to take its record to eight wins from as many starts and confirmed it is something special.
Tricky Uno’s success capped off a winning treble for McCalman who also saluted the judges when Twin Fin won in the fifth and Teddy To Go took out the sixth.
Twin Fin beat home Sunset Jazz and Cheer For Gold respectively while Teddy To Go scored ahead of Uncle Ernietta and Corporal O’Reilly.
Other winners on the day included the Ian Hogan-trained Quick State which won race seven ahead of Black Dragon and Giggling Marlin while John Dart’s Pedro Lily took out the ninth in front of Guilty Azz and Steal De Bullion.
Will Big Red beat home Final Drive and Berala Cruse in 24.20 to win the final event on the card?
Earlier, debutant Chief Ringo beat London Uno and Goodwin Park to win the second race while Rob Eddie’s Highland Dancer won the third ahead of Silver Rhonda and Armadillo.
In race four, Jamaican Doll broke through for victory after 25 starts. Candle Guy finished second with Amber We Know third.
Racing will return to Border Park on Saturday, January 2 but the betting auditorium will be open on Boxing Day.