Bolton, Price each score ‘a winning six’

Caption: Cincinati Cyndie – one of five winners for Queensland trainer Cyndie Elson when racing resumed at Albion Park on May 4 (Photo: Box 1 photography)

MIKE HILL tracks the multiple-winning trainers across Australia for the past month

IT’S been a big month for several trainers at opposite ends of the country.

Darwin’s Steele Bolton and leading South Australian conditioner Tracie Price each rugged up ‘a winning six’ at their hometown tracks.

Bolton was successful at Winnellie Park with More Speed ($2.50 fav), Pretty Witch ($4.20), Dinkydi Asset ($1.40 fav), Porsche Monelli ($3.90), Old School Cool ($3.60) and Bionic Girl ($2.90 fav).

Price equalled his best at Mount Gambier’s Tara Raceway when he led in six favourites – Harboring( $1.35), Right Way ($1.75), Giant’s Flash ($1.80), Spring Drama ($2), Minnie Banjo ($1.45) and Simply Chaos ($1.40).

Bolton’s been on fire in recent weeks with a series of multiple wins.

As well as his ‘super six’, he was successful with a ‘big five’, a ‘winning four’ and two trebles.

His hot streak has given him a commanding advantage in the Darwin trainers premiership.

Based at Howard Springs, Bolton has rugged up an astonishing 80 winners in the first four and a half months of 2022.

That’s more than double his nearest rivals – Andrew Lasker (38 winners) and Adam Poulter (32 winners).

Besides his ‘six’, Price also led in three winning trebles – all at the Mount Gambier track.

Two Queensland trainers – Cyndie Elson and Ken Boody – led in five winners apiece.

Elson was successful at Albion Park, while Boody dominated at Rockhampton.

Boody, in particular, had a huge night at the Callaghan Park track. Not only did he rug up ‘a five’, he also produced two winning trifectas, including all placegetters in the feature event – the $6500 Rocky Young Guns (510m) with Zip Stream, Dixie Gambles and Hyperfine.

The Dalma-based conditioner also dominates his club’s trainers premiership.

He already has 68 winners for the year with prizemoney totalling just under $200,000.

A dozen or so trainers across the country produced winning quartets at their local tracks.

They included Steele Bolton (at Darwin), Jess Fothergill (Shepparton), Travis Elson (Bundaberg), Peter Brown (Mandurah), Andrew Lasker (Darwin), Laurie Wode (Townsville), Tim Britton (Sandown Park), David Peckham (Murray Bridge), Andrea Dailly (The Meadows), Ben Maclean (Cannington), Rob Tyler (Richmond), Bill McMahon (Traralgon), Cyndie Elson (Albion Park) and Simon Rhodes (Dapto), while the Braddons – Paul and Pamela – each produced winning doubles at the same Bathurst meeting.

And a host of trainers chalked up winning trebles.

NSW: Ben Ellis (at Casino), Jodie Lord (Wentworth Park, three times), Nev Brown (Nowra), Allan Ivers (The Gardens), Troy Vella (Dapto), Gregg Mills (Wagga), Charlie Gatt (Nowra), Barry Gibbons (Richmond), David Smith (Bulli) and Rob Tyler (Richmond).

Victoria: Bill McMahon (Traralgon, Sale), Jason Thompson (Sandown Park), Aaron Debattista (Shepparton), Andrea Dailly (The Meadows, twice), Darren Fisher (Horsham), Jess Fothergill (Ballarat), Jessica Sharp (Shepparton,Geelong) and Robert Camilleri (Geelong).

SA: Tony Rasmussen (Angle Park), Lewis Green (Mt Gambier), Mark Giddings (Mt Gambier), Ben Rawlings (Angle Park), Tim Richards (Mt Gambier), Troy Murray (Gawler), David Peckham (Murray Bridge) and Ray Murray (Angle Park).

Queensland: Peter O’Reilly (Ipswich), Brad Belford (Townsville, twice), Pauline Byers (Ipswich),  Darryl McGrath (Capalaba), Clint Thompson (Rockhampton), Christine Pollard (Rockhampton), Laurie Wode (Townsville) and Heath Ardle (Townsville).

WA: Jamie Marsh (Mandurah), Jacqueline Wilson (Mandurah), Peter Brown (Mandurah), Ben Maclean (Cannington), Enzo Crudeli (Cannington), Karl Jovanovic (Mandurah) and Terrence Erenshaw (Mandurah).

Tasmania: Anthony Bullock (Hobart), Gary Johnson (Hobart, Launceston, three times) and Butch Deverell (Launceston).

NT: Andrew Lasker (Darwin), Steele Bolton (Darwin twice), Graeme Ferns (Darwin) and Adam Poulter (Darwin).




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