Sunday Canberra Delivered Winners All Around

With beautiful weather and the track in tip-top order punters had a field day at Canberra on Sunday.

Sky and Canberra Race Club tipster John Scorse tipped the card! And Canberra-based trainers won five of the seven races.

The Keith Dryden-Scott Collings partnership trained a double with Chadana winning the first race and Ziganui saluting in Race 7.

The newly-formed combo have now scorched to the lead in the 2016-17 Canberra Trainers Premiership with (10) winners from 46 starters at a very respectable strike-rate of 21.7%.

Nick Olive follows on (8), from Matt Dale (5).

Jockey Mathew Cahill continued his great run of form riding the Norm Gardner-trained Zuzzudio to win Race 3.

Cahill now has a two win lead in the 2016-17 Canberra Jockeys Premiership (11) over Brendan Ward (9) — at a strike rate of 22.4%.   

Sunday’s meeting was a cracker for 2kg apprentice Rachel Hunt who won aboard Chadana and then on Singled Out in Race 2 for the Barbara Joseph- Paul Jones partnership.

Hunt also recorded a second and a third and she now sits in second equal place in the 2016-17 Canberra Apprentice Jockeys Premiership (4) behind Jason Devrimol (5).

The Open trial that followed the last race was won by Teraway, an unraced 4yo mare for the Luke Pepper stable, who just nudged out the Dryden-Collings-trained 3yo Zariz filly, Zaspace, who is also yet to race.