Sons of Bourke, in foreground, came from dead last at the turn for home to win race 6 at Dubbo on Friday. Sons of Bourke is owned by local Bourkeites, Mark Spencer, Kurt Dickson, Frank Hollman and Glen Knight. Photo courtesy of Janian McMillan of Sarsfield Racing Photography
Racing Review by Colin Hodges.
Locally owned galloper Sons of Bourke had a big win in Dubbo last Friday, coming from last place on a heavy Dubbo track, to beat a good field in the 1,020 metres Aquawest Benchmark 66 Handicap.
From last approaching the home turn, Sons of Bourke (Jake Pracey-Holmes, $7.50) came home with a big finish to win the from Skillet (Adrian Layt, $11) and La La Loopsy (Reece Jones, $7.50).
Trained by Clint Lundholm, Sons of Bourke has a good record at the Dubbo track with 3 of 5 career wins, plus 7 placings there. Other wins were at Muswellbrook as a two-year old in 2016, and at Mendooran in 2018.
However, Sons of Bourke had previously not been effective on wet surfaces having been unplaced at all 9 starts on soft to heavy going. But the six-year-old gelding turned that around with an outstanding win on a rain-affected track at Dubbo on Friday.
Owned by Bourke partners Mark Spencer, Kurt Dickson, Frank Hollman and Glen Knight, Sons of Bourke now has prizemoney earnings of over $125,000.
2WEB racing identity Tim Moses said Sit was a great win as Sons of Bourke came from last to rattle down the outside and storm home by a long neck.
“I was going to bet on the horse,” Tim said, “but I didn’t and now I’m kicking myself!”
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