First win is gold for Hatch horse
RACING: Gold Epaulette survived a post-race protest to win the first race at Bunya Park yesterday.
The Lindsay Hatch trained horse came from behind in the straight to beat Matt Kropp trained, Bondage, by a neck.
Ridden by Les Tilley, Gold Epaulette won the maiden over 1100m from the inside barrier.
Hatch said he was very happy his horse was able to pick up her first win.
"She has done very well today,” Hatch said.
"She has continued to improve since we first raced her here, and she has plenty more improvement to go.”
Hatch was full of praise for Tilley, saying the winning jockey had been riding well in recent starts.
One of Dalby's more popular horses also scored a victory yesterday.
Brax made it three wins in this campaign with a comfortable win in the second race.
Yesterday's win in the second over 1400m was Brax's fourth race this month.
Ridden by Leeanne McCoy, Brax beat Tony Sears trained Red Prince, who had a solid run from barrier two, to place second.
Matt Kropp's Atouchmore was a distant third.