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Linden Tree wins Harry Hart Memorial Picnic Cup

The winning horse Linden Tree, with Phillip Hart and Jacko Grant representing Harry Hart’s family, Frank Roberts, trainer Connie Grieg and major sponsor Sam Rice of Back O’Bourke Cordials. Photo Janian McMillan Racing Photography

Continuing a run of very consistent form on the circuit, the Connie Greig, Dubbo trained Linden Tree won the Splashe Cola – Rice’s Back O’Bourke Cordials Harry Hart Memorial Picnic Cup at Bourke on Sunday.

Prior to Bourke, Linden Tree won the Condobolin Picnic Cup and was runner-up in at Bedgerabong Picnics and Tottenham Picnics.

Before a big crowd at Bourke, Frau Holle led by four lengths with Linden Tree back near last with stablemate Kalpana.

Ridden by the Brazilian born Leandro Ribeiro, Linden Tree ($2.60 favourite) ran the 1600 metres out strongly and won by a length from Kalpana (Izzy Neale, $4.60) with Frau Holle (Ricky Blewitt, $10) battling on well for third.[…]

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