Back to the drawing board for trainer after shock win

Mount Gambier galloper Kill Bill (Declan Bates) forges through on the inside to down Darren Weir's Ma Jones (Dean Yendall) in race nine.
Mount Gambier galloper Kill Bill (Declan Bates) forges through on the inside to down Darren Weir's Ma Jones (Dean Yendall) in race nine.

MOUNT Gambier trainer Lee Creek will have to come up with some new plans after $41 chance Kill Bill caused an upset in the fillies and mares BM78 handicap (1400m).

Creek said he had planned to go to a race at Mount Gambier but his seven-year-old bay mare would now now be ineligible.

"I was confident she could run well and the conditions suited," he said.

"She's a tough mare, she tries, but she often finds one better, but not today."

The Darren Weir-trained $3.20 favourite Ma Jones loomed up and took the lead rounding the home turn, sweeping past Kill Bill.

The race looked over until the last 50 metres when Ma Jones run had peaked and Kill Bill hit the line strongly to pinch the win.

It was Kill Bill's 11th win from 45 starts.

"She’s been a great money spinner for the stable, but she's never won over more than 1200m and we were trying to stretch her it to a mile for that race at Mount Gambier,” he said.

“We'll go back to the drawing board now. It's a nice problem to have," he said.

​Winning jockey Declan Bates was impressed with Kill Bill’s effort.

"Gee, she was tough, wasn't she?” he said

"You know when Lee brings one down, he usually means business.

"It's my first winner for him, so it's good to repay him,” he said.

It was the second leg of a winning double for Bates, who earlier combined to score with Warrnambool trained Symon Wilde.