Eight winners for the week!
Horses bred and reared at Benstud Standardbreds won eight races in Victoria in the space of five days last week!
The halt included a winning treble at Melton on Wednesday with the 2YO debutant Roll With Rocky (Rock N Roll Heaven-Pete’s Dream), Magical Delight (Bettor’s Delight-Modern Girl) and new trotting winner Express Yourself CR Commando-Millburn Madonna NZ).
Roll With Rocky was bred and is owned by Peter Rathjen, Magical Delight, who took a new career mark of 1:56.2, was bred by G. D. and the Estate of Kevin Fothergill and Express Yourself was bred by the Arcadia Harness Racing Group.
Another two 2YO winners during the week who were bred at Benstud were Im Very Willing (Art Major-Arivee), who won in 1:59.1 at Kilmore, and the trotter Tomahawk Phoenix (Angus Hall-Justa Phoenix), who broke maiden ranks at Bendigo.
Im Very Willing was bred by Glen and C. P. Taylor and J. A. and R. C. Eden, while Tomahawk Phoenix was bred by Ash Haynes, C. A. Shaw and Ted and Brian Payne.
Brilliant 3YO’s Stars Align (Art Major-Nosotros) and Wardan Express (Art Major-Benelise), who scored at Shepparton and Cranbourne respectively, were both bred by Benstud Standardbreds. Wardan Express hoisted a new lifetime revcord of 1:56.
Completing the list of winners was Sports Bounty, a 4YO Sportswriter gelding out of Baroda Bess, bred and owned by Ronald Laird, who notched his first success at Maryborough.
By Peter Wharton