Success for locals at Denman Cup


Singleton jockey Aaron Bullock added the title of Coolmore Denman Cup winner to his long list of achievements on Monday.

Riding the Richard Litt-trained ‘Sedition’, Bullock did enough to hold off fellow Singleton jockey Mikayla Weir (riding Zouologist for Tara and Philippe Vigouroux).

It came as a special victory for Litt following Sedition’s runner up placing to Paul Perry’s ‘Nothing Too Hard’ who claimed the upset win at the Bengalla Cup in August.

“He must like this track,” Litt said post-race.

“It is great to come here and win such a prominent race at Muswellbrook with this horse”.

This was Bullock’s 16th win for the season which has so far included a Coffs Harbour Cup victory as well as a recent Muswellbrook treble.

Meanwhile Muswellbrook trainer Jan Bowen took out the Two Rivers Denman Dash (900m) with her speedy mare Emilette.

The four-year-old smashed a 20-year track record for the 900m clocking 50.17 secs, beating the 50.42 recorded by Royal Handout back in 2000.

“All of the family could gallop; Eminent Duke is her half-brother who was quick too!” Bowen exclaimed.

“It’s such a thrill to break that track record.”

Todd Howlett also had success when TOTO took out the Muswellbrook RSL Club Class 1 Hcp (1000m), coming from well back in the field.

“He’ll head down to another TAB Highway on Everest Day at Royal Randwick” said Howlett.

“He still has a lot to learn but he’s getting there.”

“There’s no shortage of ability with him.”