CUP WINNER: Apoloboom stormed home with jockey Nozi Tomizawa to win the 2018 Dalby Cup.
CUP WINNER: Apoloboom stormed home with jockey Nozi Tomizawa to win the 2018 Dalby Cup. Michael Doyle

Nozi proves lucky charm taking Dalby features

RACING: Jockey Nozi Tomizawa was the lucky charm at Bunya Park in Dalby on Saturday, riding the winners of the two feature races.

Tomizawa was on Ben Currie trained horse, Apoloboom ($4), who stormed home to take the Dalby Cup.

Punter's favourite Brax ($2.90) led the field into the home straight, but Apoloboom hit the front with 200m to go and strode away for the win.

Tomizawa said he felt lucky every time he came to Bunya Park on Saint's Race Day.

"Ben Currie has got this horse going very well,” Tomizawa said.

"He (Apoloboom) had a good gate but I was a little worried about Brax.

"But when we came around the turn I was confident.”

BIG WIN: Noreena, ridden by Nozi Tomizawa, winning the Plough Inn Cup in Dalby.
BIG WIN: Noreena, ridden by Nozi Tomizawa, winning the Plough Inn Cup in Dalby. Michael Doyle

Earlier on, Tomizawa was on Noreena ($7.10) to take the 159th running of the Plough Inn Cup.

It was the first ever victory for owner Ray Cook.

The 72-year-old said he was ecstatic when his horse beat Abstain ($2.10) and Foxleigh ($3) in a photo-finish.

"I have not been this excited since my honeymoon,” Cook said.

"It is pretty fantastic.”

Noreena's trainer Garry Schwenke said he was impressed with the win, stating it was a strong ride form Tomizawa to burst through in the final 100m.


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