Red Hot Therese.

Therese pinged the lids and never looked back, running the field a merry dance as she went all the way to score a well deserved win at the Sapphire Coast.

The win came hours after the Joseph Jones team announced they will be constructing a 25 box satellite stable at the track to be ready mid 2017.

Therese was clearly the best out from the wide draw, landing a clear two lengths in front of the pack and crossing to the rail after they went 100m.

She showed no signs of stopping, holding a four length margin on the rest of the field as they straightened for home under Apprentice Rachel Hunt who was having her second sit on the mare after they were narrowly defeated two starts ago.

Holding her advantage to the wire, she went away to win by two lengths at odds of $4F at the end on Freedom Call ( $7) with Rushman a nose away in third ($12).

Owners Howard and Judy have been rewarded for their patience after giving the mare another preparation, with the commands mare reeling off two wins and two seconds from her last four starts. The pai brought this girl along with Darts Away who also races with the JJR team, having their property at Picton.

The win gave the stable a race to race double for the day after Token Of Love scored earlier on.

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Rocking Onto Victory

Rock On Zariz has bounced back as good horses do  with a win at Canberra and recorded her third win in four starts.

Two wins at Sapphire Coast and Randwick prior to her third placing at Canterbury last start where she had to do too much work from back in the field on a leader biased track, she was better suited back to the small field and rated nicely by Rachel Hunt she made light work of her rivals.

Bouncing out well and ridden neutral from the alley, She settled fourth one out one back at a genuine speed and approaching the bend peeled out three wide to pour on the pressure on the leaders.

She let-down strongly on the heavy going and put the race to bed a long way out to reflect her short odds of $2.20fav, scoring a 2.3L win on Cumberland Range ($11) with Hercegovska a head away in third ($4.40 )

The Zariz filly has done a tremendous job in her short career and what some people seem to forget is only her second preparation. Owners have been taken from a Cowra placing to a Randwick win in five months and i’m sure she is only just scraping the surface of her true capabilities.

By Zane Jones.

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Smiling With Success.

As the sun begans to disappear behind the trees and the shadows become more evident at Canberra racetrack, We all struck a smile as Smiling At Shadows salutes in the last of the day rewarding connections for their patience.

He put the writing on the wall when running a place at $51 last start at Nowra on rain-affected going and back to his home surface aided by a super ride from John Kissick he was able to record his second victory.

Needing luck from the wide draw, Kissick snagged him back to find a spot and was successful in doing so five lengths from the speed.  On straightening he had to ride for luck if he was any chance and pierced a gap at the right time.

With tired horses around him 200m out he picked up better than them in the going to score a soft 1.5L win on the line defeating Bondo ($26) with Alabasta Bay ($6.50) a nose away in third.

It was a fair while between drinks for connections and good things happen to those who wait as they say.

In other results for JJR on the card. Token Of Love ran a very gallant second and Jackalope produced a much improved effort running a third in what shaped as four runners for two winners and two placings on the day. Well Done All.

By Zane Jones.

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Holyrood Party House

Holyrood House has stormed over his rivals and returned to form, shedding his maiden tag in the opening event at Moruya on Sunday.

A hectic tempo enabled the back markers to come into play and that he did with a well judged ride from Michael Travers getting the Dynamic Syndications galloper swooping down the centre to claim superiority.

Having his third start for JJR after departing previous trainer James Cummings, the well bred son of High Chaparal sharpened up nicely without the blinkers on and won by 1.3L at the finish, defeating Foursome ($18) with Sudden Wealth ($3.60fav) a nose away in third.

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