Bel Danoro’s (Danehill – Bislotto, by Bellotto) first winner for the season provided the highlight of Vinery Stud’s terrific start to the week with four successes on a busy Monday for the Hunter Valley operation.
The Neville Layt-trained Bel Edition (Bel Danoro – Youthful Edition, by Youthful Legs) scored a narrow but promising debut win in the Jacob Park Thoroughbreds Maiden Plate (900m) at Queanbeyan.
Dubleo (Southern Halo – Secret Red, by Secretariat) made it on to the winner’s list at Muswellbrook after the Luke Griffith-trained Double Halo (Dubleo – Diamond Girl, by Luskin Star) claimed the Arrowfield Stud Handicap (1500m). Double Halo’s win was the fourth this season for Dubleo.
Stirring Emotion (Excites – Red Fever, by Red Tonto) scored her third win from eight starts after the three-year-old filly prevailed in a tight finish to the Sportofkings.com.au Country Plate (1280m) at Muswellbrook.
Stirring Emotion denied Dubleo a winning double after holding off Machiavelli (Dubleo – Milzeka, by Geiger Counter) completed a Vinery Stud quinella in the $10,000 race.
The ever-reliable Testa Rossa (Perugino – Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) completed Vinery’s quartet of wins when the Darren Weir-trained three-year-old Most Husbands (Testa Rossa – No Say, by Celestial Dancer) won the TS Sand & Bobcat Maiden Plate (1200m) at Swan Hill.
Most Husbands’s win was Testa Rossa’s 13th, from 12 individual winners, in the first four weeks of the season.