Rehanaat takes out another feature for Sharon Jeffries at Duck Creek Picnics

TOO GOOD: Rehanaat and trainer Sharon Jeffries (centre) won at Nyngan on Saturday. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN
TOO GOOD: Rehanaat and trainer Sharon Jeffries (centre) won at Nyngan on Saturday. Photo: ZAARKACHA MARLAN

​The Sharon Jeffries-trained Rehanaat made it four cup wins from the last five starts when taking out the Duck Creek picnic feature at Nyngan on Saturday.

Ridden by Scone based Ashley Boyd, Rehanaat ($5.50) travelled in fourth position and then finished strongly down the centre of the track to win the Three Rivers Machinery Duck Creek Picnic Cup (1250m) by a length from Austin (Maddison Wright, $4.20) and Flatley’s Fortune (Wesley Boyd, $7.50).

Following a win in the Trangie Gold Cup, the six year old chestnut mare Rehanaat won the Grenfell Picnic Cup and then was a dead heat for first with Track Flash in the Marthaguy Picnic Cup. Trained at Parkes, Rehanaat also finished fourth in the Gulgong Cup before winning in front of a record Duck Creek crowd on Saturday.


Ashley Boyd also rode Rehanaat for Jeffries and owner Phil Easman when winning the Duck Creek Picnic Cup last year.

Nyngan trainer Rodney Robb and south coast jockey Maddison Wright have been a formidable combination over recent seasons  and they had a winning treble with Blue Channel (Maiden Plate, 900m), Bulbadah (Class 2 Handicap, 900m) and Bells ‘N’ Bows (Class B Handicap, 1250m).

Owned by John Smith from Gilgandra, Blue Channel ($3.20 to $2.10 favourite) cleared out to score by almost seven lengths from Sutton (Caitlin King, $6) and High Tail It (Ashley Boyd, $6).

Bulbadah ($3.50) raced by David and Heather Ringland from Dubbo and the Wayne Brown owned Bells ‘N’ Bows (backed from $2.20 to $1.60 favourite) both tracked the leaders before taking control in the straight.

The well bred five year old mare Trajectory, raced by media personality Tim Moses and trained at Dubbo by his partner Cindy Monaghan, was heavily supported in the betting ring ($4.60 to $2.70 favourite) before winning the Rob Ellison Memorial Class 1 Handicap (1600m) with Ricky Blewitt in the saddle.

Trained at Cobar by Wayne Prisk for Jarrod Marsden, Vonnida (Wesley Boyd, $6) was very impressive when coming from a long way back to win the Open Handicap (900m).