LIGHTLY raced mare Glenferrie Girl kept the winners rolling in for Warrnambool trainer Adam Chambers in taking out a restricted $25,000 race over 1000 metres at Colac on Saturday.
From its last seven runners, the Chambers stable, which only has a handful of runners in work, has produced three winners from different horses.
"The stable is having a good run," Chambers said.
"Glenferrie Girl has been a very consistent mare.
"She's been a tough horse to train, but she's been very consistent on the track, collecting a top three cheque in 11 of her 21 starts.
"She walks the box and is a bad traveller, which are only two of her bad traits.
"With Saturday's win, she's taken her stake earnings to more than $100,000, which is a great result after paying $34,000 for her as a yearling.
"I think, with a bit of time, she may get out to 1100 metres in her races.
"Having just a small team in work suits my style of training because it allows me a lot of time to devote to each horse in the stable."
Kev's Girl and Lady Solly are the other winners the stable has had over the past fortnight.
A jumping career awaits Warrnambool galloper Swing King, according to trainer Peter Chow, after the four-year-old won a flat race over 2000 metres at Colac on Saturday.
Chow said Swing King was schooling well over hurdles.
"Swing King is showing a bit of promise at the jumping caper," he said.
"The long-term aim is to put him in jumps races next year.
"We're just building up his fitness levels in the long distance flat races and a win on the flat is a bonus."
The four-year-old has won two of his 10 races.
Colac galloper Rippa Buzz hung on to win a restricted race over 1200 metres at his home track on Saturday.
Rippa Buzz, who was ridden by Harry Grace, lumped 60 kilograms in winning the $25,000 contest.
Former jumps jockey Daryl Cannon, who trains the five-year-old, praised Grace for his winning ride.
"Harry's an underrated jockey," Cannon said.
"It's a shame Harry doesn't get the chances he deserves.
"Harry's had the two rides on Rippa Buzz for two wins. He hasn't done a thing wrong in either ride.
"It's got me beat why more trainers don't give Harry rides.
"Rippa Buzz is just over 15 hands. It's been a big win considering he had to carry the 60 kilograms and drew a wide barrier."
Cannon has no ambitious plans for Rippa Buzz but said he'll try and find another suitable race for the son of Mulaazem over the next few weeks.
FORMER New Zealand galloper Zoltan is only weeks away from making his Australian debut for Warrnambool trainer Symon Wilde.
Zoltan, the winner of four of his 21 starts, is in good shape, according to Wilde.
"Zoltan's been with us since the start of November," he said.
"Zoltan came to us in great condition. He's fit and may have his first run for us in a fortnight.
"His form in New Zealand is pretty good. We're confident he should measure up to off-season races in Melbourne."
Zoltan has won more than $79,000 in stakemoney for his connections.
Terang trained mare Coastable broke her maiden status with a two-length victory at Horsham on Sunday.
Coastable, with veteran jockey Craig Robertson aboard, beat There For You and Spirit De Lune in the 2100-metre race.
Trainer Jamie Barry said Coastable put the writing on the wall for a win after a third placing in maiden company at Warrnambool on December 9.
"I was quietly confident Coastable would be hard to beat following her run at Warrnambool," Barry said.
"She's a bit of a quirky type of mare.
"She's just starting to mature. Coastable will learn more the more she races.
"There was a bit of rain at Horsham on Sunday and that put a bit of give in the track and Coastable really appreciated those sort of conditions. We'll look at finding a restricted race over 2000 metres or more for her next start."
From Coastable's 10 starts, she has won more than $28,000 in stakemoney for her owners.
Apprentice jockey Tayla Childs has been suspended for eight meetings after pleading to a careless riding charge at Moe last Friday.
Childs' suspension started at midnight on December 19 and ends midnight December 28.
The Victorian Racing Media Association has assembled a top list of candidates for its annual personality of the year award.
Nominations for the 2021 award are jockeys Jamie Kah, James McDonald, Brett Prebble and trainers Ciaron Maher, David Eustace, plus owner Brae Sokolski.
The VRMA committee explained they agreed that while Racing Victoria has ruled Kah is ineligible to win the Scobie Breasley medal or jockeys premiership this season, because of a two month suspension, the VRMA is bound by no such rule.
The winner of the prestigious award will be announced on February 7, 2022.
RANTING: kept up his consistency, with a third placing on Saturday. He's ready to win again after five runs from a spell.
MRS SIPPY: caught the eye, finishing off a 1400-metre race strongly at Flemington. She's been knocking on the door for another win and it may happen in the near future.
LUNA CAT: promising type, who lost no admirers with her second placing at Flemington. She had won her previous two outings before her second placing and should be hard to beat next time in similar company.
GRAHAME BEGG: underrated trainer. Rose Quartz won for Begg at Flemington on Saturday. The Cranbourne-based trainer has the ability of running his horses in races they can win, which is a great attribute for any trainer.
DEAN HOLLAND: talented jockey, who often rides at the lesser meetings but still rides a stack of winners. Holland kept the winners rolling in with a double at Colac on Saturday. Punters should follow the lead and include Holland's rides in their multiple selections.
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