Paramedics will meet with central west racing authorities after the ambulance arrived late for Wellington’s race meeting yesterday.
The opening race the Peter Barton Maiden Handicap was delayed by 17 minutes with the ambulance mistakenly going to the Macquarie Park Stud on the outskirts of the town before heading to the Wellington showground, the venue for the meeting.
In the feature race the Kitch’s Hardware Benchmark 75 Handicap outstanding thoroughbred Our Canny Boy scored it’s fifth win in six starts with top flight jockey Greg Ryan nursing the four year old gelding by Canny Lad to an impressive win fighting off a fast finishing Hewentwhoosh ($2.30) with local galloper Gokstad trained by Jim McMillan storming into third place in light rain which only fell as the race began.
“He’s an impressive fellow there’s no doubt,” Bathurst trainer Don Ryan said.
The galloper is fast rising through the classes and his jockey said despite sticking to the rails and positioning him well he was a little hard to handle but is a very good horse.
Local galloper That’s Not Apt finished third in the Maiden Plate behind Set the Gold and
Al Muneera. The Karen McCaroll trained horse was just a length from the winner.