Favonski (Gonski x Fast Fav) made it two in a row with a narrow albeit still dominant win. This mare’s recent wins this preparation have come over the exact same track and trip, and from her first win to her 2nd win, she has risen in the weights 5kg. Not even Makybe Diva rose 5kg in the weights when she won at the same track and trip! Yes, while a race at Penola is not exactly the Melbourne Cup, this latest win still demonstrates this mare’s progression perfectly. She has her confidence up and now will head to the Volcano race at Mount Gambier on 10 May and be very hard to beat.
Not long after Favonski saluted, Nashville Sound (Clangalang x Shezout) kept his consistent record alive with a very convincing win in the Penola Cup. This gelding has had seven starts in his career to date and has only missed a place once. As the odds-on favourite in the Cup on Sunday, he didn’t disappoint the punters winning well by five lengths. Nashville Sound will now head to a race on the Tuesday of the May Races at Warrnambool.
Racing certainly has its ups and downs. However, we will keep our chins up, and keep powering on.
Congratulations to the owners of these two very progressive horses that won at Penola on Sunday. Both are building up good records and have some lofty targets ahead. Well done also to Raquel Clark who is riding as well as anyone in the southern states at the minute.