Thompson claims a thriller
BY ALEX TIGANI
One of the closest finishes of the week took place in Muswellbrook on Monday.
In a dive for the finish ‘Forbidden’, ridden by Robert Thompson for Stephen Gleeson, prevailed in the ‘Race 4 Gold Sponsors Club On Sale Now Maiden Plate’ 1280m.
Gleeson’s runner held off ‘Pirrama’ (trained by Chad Lever) and ‘Lionsteps’ (Gerry Ryan). Inducement (ridden by Singleton jockey Mikayla Weir) finished fourth.
Official margins were a half neck x a Short Head while the race time was 1.16:06 (last 600m in 35.13).
Later in the day, Singleton jockey Aaron Bullock rode ‘She’s Independent’ for Paul Perry to a Godolphin F & M B58 Hcp (1280m) victory.
As of Thursday morning, Bullock has ridden 23 winners this season (with a record of 100:23-11-10).