Early double for Bell at Hawkesbury
Talented young jockey Mitchell Bell did enough to secure the riding honours after two races had been run at Thursday’s Hawkesbury meeting. Bell booted home the first two winners on the card. The hoop guided home the Paul Messara-trained Four Iron in the Loxley On Bellbird Maiden Plate (1000m) before he won the Ingham’s Enterprises Maiden Plate (1400m) aboard Windsurfer.
The Anthony Cummings-trained Windsurfer was the first of two winners for Randwick trainers. John O’Shea prepared Speeding To Win the Parra Leagues- Firehouse Maiden Plate (1200m).
Speeding To Win broke through for his first win at his 12th attempt.
The $450,000 yearling purchase defeated another expensive yearling, the Peter Snowden-trained Technicolour, who fetched $425,000 at the 2009 Inglis Easter sale.
Glyn Schofield was the winning rider aboard Speeding To Win. Schofield fell a half head short of a double aboard the Chris Waller-trained import Fetching in the Just Cuts Maiden Plate (1800m).
The British-bred mare found the Guy Walter-trained gelding Sea Wind too strong in the $16,000 race.
Apprentice Jake Hull sent punters home happy when he piloted the $3 favourite Lady La Douce to a win in the BP Kurmond Class 1 Handicap (1000m) for the Terry Croft stable.