LITTLE Floral Gold backed-up from success at Taree to win yesterday’s Yellowglen 3YO Country Plate (1200m) at Tamworth and give her ill trainer something to celebrate in his Newcastle hospital bed.
Bob Milligan trains Floral Gold but wasn’t at Tamworth to see Kassie Furness urge the three-year-old filly to a head win from the Kris Lees-trained Dust Devil. “Dad’s pretty crook,” said Glen Milligan, son of the trainer.
“He’s got cancer and doing it pretty tough. He doesn’t like travelling anyway, but this’ll be good for him.”
Scone apprentice Kassie Furness was delighted with the effort of Floral Gold.
“She hit the line really well but is only a little thing,” she told Milligan and owner/breeder Allan Chiswick.
“She hung in a little under pressure too, and she’ll win again.”
Allan Chiswick drove from Sydney to watch the filly in her fourth race start and was glad he did.
“I only just made it,” Chiswick said.
“I got here 20 minutes before the race. She just needs to build up a bit when she goes for a spell.”
Glenn Milligan said the daughter of Floral Dynamite had struck some form.
“She raced well at Taree the other day too,” he said.
“Won a race worth $11,000 and gets the BOBS as well, and now again today.”
o Muswellbrook Race Club has extended nominations on two of Tuesday’s seven races.
The MRC has extended noms for the B60 1750m and the Class 2 1450m until 11am today after receiving nine noms for the B60 and 14 in the C2.
Ruth Cooper’s Blinkin Easy and Mark Milton’s Conch were the benchmark top raters in the B60 with 63 points apiece.
MUSWELLBROOK B60 NOMS
* benchmark ratings listed where available.
Blinkin Easy (Ruth Cooper) 63, Circle Of Fame (Ruth Cooper) 56, Conch (Mark Milton) 63, Dalswinton Road (Jason Deamer) 57, Dark Mojo (Paul Messara) 55, Eralass (Robert Davies) 48, Hydrophilic (Max Boland) 45, Tabliope (Sue Grills) 57.