CLOSE SHAVE: William Melvin-trained More Worldly won the Matty Peters On The Bit race one ahead of Rosinca.
CLOSE SHAVE: William Melvin-trained More Worldly won the Matty Peters On The Bit race one ahead of Rosinca. Matt Taylor GLA200419HORSE

Ferguson Park race course put on a classy bush race

HORSE RACING: Gladstone trainers Denis Schultz, Phillip Pengelly and Lee Kiernan had varying degrees of success in Easter Saturday's opening heat of the Battle of the Bush Series.

Kiernan's Single Image was second-last in the first race of the afternoon and Schultz-trained Worth The Time was last.

William Melvin-trained More Worldly won the Matty Peters On The Bit race one ahead of Rosinca.
William Melvin-trained More Worldly won the Matty Peters On The Bit race one ahead of Rosinca. Matt Taylor GLA200419HORSE

Red Smoke, trained by Pengelly, was the best performed horse and the three-year-old brown gelding finished second in the second race of the day - the Williams Grader Hire Qtis Maiden Plate (1000).

Red Smoke was one-and-three-quarter lengths behind winner Absolute Bonza and seven lengths ahead of Ladyeye and Kiernan's La Celestina was fourth.

Schultz'z five-year-old bay mare fading Mist finished third in race three's 1194m Cat Rental Store Class B Handicap behind first-placed Ladyada and Big Shaka.

Kiernan's Bauhinia Drum finished fifth in the same race.

Lee Kiernan trained Single Image finished second last at race one of Gladstone Turf Club's Easter Race Day, ridden by M Kennedy.
Lee Kiernan trained Single Image finished second last at race one of Gladstone Turf Club's Easter Race Day, ridden by M Kennedy. Matt Taylor GLA200419HORSE

Schultz's Aussie Tycoon finished fourth in the Queensland Country Racing BenchMark 60 Handicap (1517m) and final race of the day.

RESULTS

R1: 1 More Wordly; 2 Rosinca; 3 Need Finance. R2: 1 Absolute Bonza; 2 Red Smoke; 3 Ladyeye. R3: 1 Ladyada; 2. Big Shaka; 3 Fading Mist. R4: 1 Fab's Cowboy; 2 Malibu Affair; 3 Exstratum. R5: 1 Yeezy; 2 Layla's Lad; 3 This Is Livin'



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