Two North West-owned pacers being trained in Queensland are paying some handy dividends to their owners.
Narrabri owners Peter, Gary and Chris Shepherdson, Nathan and Charles Dicks and Neil Drysdale were once again rewarded with a winner's cheque courtesy of their pacer Kid Montana last Saturday night at Albion Park.
Commencing off the front line in The Flashing Red Discretionary Handicap, a standing start event contested over the longer distance of 2647 metres, Kid Montana was up against New Zealand runner Spankem who was off the 20-metre mark.
Spankem won the 2019 running of the Miracle Mile at Menangle on one of his trips across the ditch and is now being prepared by Darren Weeks in Queensland.
When the strands flew back Kid Montana had a brilliant start to slot in behind race leader Feelingforarainbow and utilised the sprint lane over the concluding stages to have a 4.9 metre win over last week's Armidale Cup winner Clintal Do (Dayl March) and Feelingforarainbow (Adam Richardson) a half head away third.
Mile rate for the win was 1.58.5
And where did Spankem end up? The Bettors Delight gelding lost reinswoman Kylie Rasmussen at the start when locking wheels with Lilac Flash (Angus Garrard) with both horses listed as finishing unplaced.
Kid Montana paid $8.50 for the win and picked up his fair share of the prizemoney in the $22,000 event and also his seventh Albion Park win.
Adrenaline Rush also picked up a winner's cheque for her Tamworth-based owner Sarah Rushbrook with a win at Redcliffe on Wednesday night.
Graham Dwyer trains and Kylie Rasmussen took the reins. After commencing from the seven-barrier, Adrenaline Rush sat in behind race leader Jilliby Jackpot (Angus Garrard).
Utilising the sprint lane, Adrenaline Rush picked up her eighth Queensland win with a 1.4 metre victory over Jilliby Jackpot and Gottahaveahobbie (Shane Graham) three metres away third in a neat mile rate of 2.00.6.
Rushbrook herself will be busy at the track this weekend with Couldntbetold competing at the Newcastle meeting on Friday night and also accepting two drives for the Stacie Elliott stables before heading back home for the rescheduled Tamworth meeting on Sunday evening with Seelsters Song, Jackeroo Shannon, Gotta Rush and Couldntbetold as well as an outside drive behind Savannahs Boy from the Rob Durrant stables at Gunnedah.