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Bessano an Oaks prospect?

Possible long-range plan for local winner at recent Seymour races.

CHALPAT SONTI February 1, 2013 10:13am

The field gets serious in the feature race at the Seymour Racing Club meeting on Thursday. Favourite Horacio (right) has pinched what appears to be a winning break as challenger Greenedge (third from left) lays in under pressure. eventual winner Compass is about to hit full stride one from the outside.


A scorching hot day meant Thursday’s Seymour Racing Club meeting started and finished one hour earlier than scheduled to avoid the worst of the heat.

But the action also hotted up on the track, with locals having something to cheer about with the victory of the David ‘‘Butch’’ Bourne trained Bessano in the Centrebet Maiden Plate over 1300m.

Having just her third start, the daughter of a former handy New Zealand stayer in Full Noise finished well with top jockey Glen Boss up to take the honours in a fighting finish.

Boss gave the Valixir filly a good wrap and Bourne has the Oaks in Adelaide as a possible longer-term target.

The Lee and Shannon Hope-trained Parishon made it a local double in Mitchelton Wines Handicap over 1600m, when also finishing best for Reece Wheeler.

The photo of Bessano winning is courtesy of Slickpix.


The David Bourne-trained Bessano wins the Centrebet Maiden Plate in the hands of Glen Boss.


Two horses with local connections, the John Symons and Sheila Laxon-trained Midnight Pearl and Gerry Ryan-owned Greenedge, return to scale after finishing fourth and fifth.

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