Scott’s raiders get off to sizzling start
Visiting trainers have dominated early this Busselton racing season, with trainer Matthew Scott looking to take trainer of the year for the second year running.
Night one on Boxing Day gave the Serpentine trainer three winners on the program. Kaydee Stratton, Lady Azalea and Another Ayjay all found the front, which made the job a lot easier for driver Shannon Suvaljko.
But Abetta Tiny Dancer was the only winner for Scott on night two — Tuesday, January 2.
He looks to have a good season ahead after placing five times during the night.
Ryan Bell has one horse racing for him so far this season, but Rum Delight has proved the right horse for the job.
The five-year-old had to work for his two wins but has been full of merit and is looking like a Busselton Cup contender.
Steve Burton’s Our Bobbydazzler ran a good second at the track and on night two got the jump on his rivals and dashed away to set a new track record for driver Ash Markham.
Meanwhile, local trainers had success with their small teams.
On night one, the Kym Neal-trained Armbro Lincoln turned back the clock to race away from rivals at the age of 10.
He ran a creditable second on night two.
Hold That Smile gave Neal more success when he came with a well-timed run for Cory Petterson to make it two wins for the trainer.
Michael Callegari started night one with two places but on night two, talented youngster Budd Sidewinder gave the performance of the season so far.
Settling last, it looked a tough task but he unleashed a brilliant sprint down the back to nab the leaders on the post.
President Dennis Russell and son Headley gained an early win when Let The Fun Begin scored well from midfield.
Collie trainer Bianca Ashscroft brought youngster Call Me Ernie for the season and he recorded his first career win after 17 starts when he led throughout.
Spot The Shark showed his great early speed to score an all-the-way win for Maryanne White and the same could be said for Justin Pitt-trained Jet Engine, who reversed his average form for an all-the-way win by 30m.
My Names Bob also led throughout for a strong win.
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