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The powerhouse Godolphin stable had its first runners at a Wine Country Beaumont track race meeting on Monday and the stables 3yo Camplin was victorious in the Sky Racing F&M Maiden Plate (1150m). Neglected by punters the filly appreciated the drop in class and the $21 chance raced in second place before taking the lead in the straight and holding on for a narrow win.
Camplin was runner up in a 2yo Provincial Maiden at Gosford in March, however that was her only placings in six starts. Godolphin representative Darren Beadman was on course “Blinkers on a Medaglia D ’Oro generally do the trick – it might extend her racing career” the former champion jockey said.
Apprentice Benjamin Osmond rode his first Newcastle winner when the Paul Perry trained Tupou was an easy winner of the Coastline Pools Benchmark 58 Handicap (1150m). Tupou had finished down the track in two starts this preparation but he returned to his best on Monday. Osmond, a Dungog boy started his career in June last year and it was his seventh winner.
“The horse travelled well and I didn’t have to do much, just guide him. I would like to thank Paul for the ride, he has been supporting me”. Osmond told Sky Racing.
Aaron Bullock landed a double at the meeting. He was successful on the Arrowfield 3yo Silver City in the TAB Long May We Play Maiden Plate (1150m) and Coffs Harbour gelding Lisztomania in the Wine Country Maiden Handicap (1350m). Lisztomania’s performance was outstanding as he was trapped three wide outside the leaders before dashing clear in the straight.
David Payne’s New Zealand bred filly Monfelicity indicated that she may develop into a handy stayer after her 3 3/4 length win in the Hunter Valley Premium Meats Class 1 and Maiden Plate (2100m), at only her fourth start. Monfelicity led all the way and was never in danger of defeat.