Racing: Deportment's win all class
Trainer Lindsey Smith left Bunbury Turf Club on Thursday with an added spring to his step following the scintillating win of Deportment in the final race on the eight card program.
Picture by David Bailey: Jockey Kyra Yuill maintained her excellent form in the saddle when she guided Located home to win the Brunswick Traditional Bakery Handicap over 1400m at the Bunbury Turf Club on Thursday.
The five-year-old was near last approaching the corner in the South West Autumn Racing Carnival Handicap and a long way from winning, but wove her way between runners before rocketing home to score by a narrow head margin.
The Tobougg mare was having her first start back since last September and tuned up for her return with a trial hit out at Lark Hill before stepping up to the mile.
Fitness, as is the trait with Smith-trained gallopers, was never a concern as she attacked the line hard to run the final 600m in 35.74sec, the fastest of the race.
Deportment’s effort gave jockey Glenn Smith the second-leg of a riding double after his win on the David Jones-trained Sundanceboy.
It ended the day on a positive note for the Smith stable which was in contrast to the opening event after the performance of Enshrined.
The Fusaichi Pegasus filly was making her much-anticipated return to racing after running third to Rons Call at her only start at Northam last September.
Punters sent her out as the dominant $1.70 favourite, but she failed to fire and faded to finish a disappointing eighth of 10 behind Teen Idol.
Teen Idol, prepared by Sonya Price and ridden by Jason Whiting, opened up her winning account in impressive style after running home strongly from sitting fourth on the corner.
Price and Whiting combined again in race two when Aldentae Girl led from the outset to land a comfortable win over Satellite City and No Time To Flirt.
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