jumping trials were held at Oakbank on Monday in preparation to this weekend's Easter
Carnival. The results as provided by the Oakbank Racing Club were as follows:
Trial 1 - Hurdle - about 2600m
1st CITY OF GOLD - Bill Williams for Eric Musgrove.
2nd JOE BANANAS (NZ) - Craig Durden for Lee Freedman.
3rd BENYANG - Pat Kelly for Colin Stewart
Then came (in finishing order): Winsome Willy, Mascagni, Texan Trader, Bright 'n' Early.
Margins: 1/2 length x Neck. Time: 2-33.5.
Trial 2 - Hurdle - about 2600m
1st FAMILY FAVOURITE - Craig Durden for Lee Freedman.
2nd WHAT A MESS - Bill Williams for Eric Musgrove.
3rd PITT BOSS KISS - Jason Wallace for Barry Burgess.
Then came: Famous Pirate, Boxter Blue, Tassie's Shout. Lance Corporal fell. Margins: 4
lengths x 1/2 length. Time: 2-32.1.
Trial 3 - Hurdle - about 2600m
1st VOODOO SUNSET - Craig Durden for Ron Campbell.
2nd FAIRWAY GAME - Garry Preston for Ken Matson.
3rd SHUTAYR - Pat Kelly for Joe Lockyer.
Then came: Crown Duo, The Hind. Margins: Nose x 3/4 length. Time: 2-30.9.
Trial 4 - Steeplechase - about 2800m
1st NAUTILISM - Craig Durden for Lee Freedman.
2nd DELEGATE - P Fahy for Barry Brook.
3rd SHAMROCK DANCER - Grant Young for Karen Byrnes.
Then came: Big Bonus. Midnight Smoker pulled up. Real Zeal scratched. Margins: 10 lengths
x Nose. Time: 3-58.5.
Trial 5 - Steeplechase - about 2800m
1st lap - 1st NOBLE JON - Gavin Grofskey for David
1st lap - 2nd HOSTLER - Garry Preston for John O'Connor.
2nd lap - 1st DOBROYD - unknown rider for Eric Musgrove.
2nd lap - 2nd BALLATA - unknown rider for Gordon Richards.
2nd lap - 3rd SEEK THE GOLD - Steven Pateman for Merri Glatz.
No other starters. Hibernian Prince scratched. Margins: 3/4 length x 8 lengths. for second
lap. Time: 4-01.0.