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On Thursday night Canterbury Park racecourse held one of their thrilling twilight race meetings, with the feature race of the night, the $100 000 Listed Canterbury BMW Classic (1100m) taken out by the Con Karakatsanis-trained News Alert.
Sydney sprinter News Alert ($6) claimed a close victory ahead of the hot pre-race favourite, the Peter Snowden-trained Pinwheel with Kenny’s World ($9) finishing off the trifecta in the sprint.
Four-year-old Pinwheel just missed out on securing his fourth successive victory, but it was a great resurgence to top form for five-year-old News Alert after he was scratched last minute on New Year’s Day from the Carrington Stakes for signs of lameness from a sore heel. News Alert has now won seven of this 25 career starts.
The other highly fancied runner heading into the race was Gai Waterhouse’s Bank Robber, the $3.10 second favourite just missed out on a placing finishing a neck back in fourth after leading in the early stages of the race before carrying the top weight tiered him over the final stages.
2010 Canterbury BMW Classic Results:
|Con Karakatanis||H. Bowman||–|
|Peter Snowden||C. Brown||0.5|
|Graeme Murry||G. Schofield||1.8|
|Gai Waterhouse||B. Shinn||1.9|
|Joseph Pr4ide||P. Robl||2.0|
|Gary Portelli||N. Berry||2.2|
|J & G Lee||P. Wells||2.8|
HE’S IN DEMAND
|Mark Schmetzer||G. Bucklye||2.9|
|PINS ON PARADE (NZ)|
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