Carl Perry landed a ‘Geelo’ 1-2 in the £500 final of a dual distance bitches stake at SHEFFIELD on Tuesday night.
The favourite was Geelo Brenny (T4 6-4f) who produced a career best performance in the 480m heats. But in the 500m decider, she was left to chase home 5-1 shot Geelo Zip (Ballymac Eske-Emers Ivy, Aug 15) who led all the way to cross the line in 28.99 (+10), winning distance three quarters of a length
The outstanding four bend performance of the night came from Jaxx Teller (Tullymurry Act-Best Special, Nov 14) in a supporting 500m open. The Norman Melbourne trained 5-2 chance led at the first and clocked 28.59, just three quarters of a length off the fastest time of the year.
Over six bend, the quickest of the three heats of a maiden stayers event was Russ Warren’s Swift Marvelette (Vans Escalade-Swift Louis, Apr 15) with a 38.87 victory (FOY 38.73).
Rappers Station is the most prolific open race winner at Sheffield this year with five victories over the 280m course
Elaine Parker heads the open race table with 19 different runners contributing to the total of 34 wins over an average distance of 515m.