Racing with Colin Hodges

Taking no harm from a last start unplaced run in torrential rain at Mudgee, the Dennis Bush, Forbes trained Molasses was a dashing winner of the feature event at Coonamble  on Monday, March 11, 2018.

Well known race commentator Colin Hodges at the 2017 Grenfell Picnic Race meeting.

Well known race commentator Colin Hodges at the 2017 Grenfell Picnic Race meeting.

Well ridden by Tony Cavallo in the Anipro WRA Championship Preview ( 1300 metres ), Molasses made ground along the inside to be ready to challenge when heads turned for home.

Sprinting past the leaders,Molasses ( $5 ) won by a length and a half from Tuncoona ( Michael Hackett, $9 ) and Dreamnomore ( Mikayla Weir, $4.60 ).

Owned by Danny Kotel from Grenfell, Molasses has now recorded 4 wins and 2 placings from 11 starts.

Andrew Banks who was reared at Gulargambone and served much of his apprenticeship with the late John Lundholm at Coonamble before moving to Sydney, was back where it all began when riding a winning treble on Monday at Coonamble.

Renowned for his strength in a tight finish,Banks was at his vigorous best when winning on the Justin.W.Stanley trained pair Good Host ( $4.60 ) and Party Bag ( $13 ) and on another Dubbo galloper the Darren Hyde trained Recital ( $6 ).

Greg Ryan rode contrasting races for his winning double on the Brett Cavanough, Scone trained Another Plan and on Iona Niconni for Mudgee trainer Gayna Williams.

Another Plan ( $3.10 ) led most of the way to win the K & H Glover Maiden Handicap ( 1100 metres ) while in a fast run Agri-Storage Benchmark 55 Handicap ( 1400 metres ) Iona Niconni ( $2.45 favourite ) rushed home from back in the field to beat Naoko ( Mikayla Weir ( $61 ) and Relative Chaos ( Jake Pracey-Holmes, $101 ).

Outstanding sprinter Danish Lace ridden by Kaylee Kirkwood for Dubbo trainer Peter Nestor, humped 63 kgs in the PW Concrete Coonamble Flying ( 1100 metres ).

This team led throughout to win by nearly four lengths from Friendsinlowplaces ( Ronald Simpson, $7.50 ) and Uncle Wingnut ( Kacie Chater, $19 )

Part owned by 101 year old Jeff Perry from Dubbo, Danish Lace has the impressive record of 9 wins and 14 placings from 35 starts.

A reminder to all that racing at Warren ( TAB ) will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018.