jockey Andrew Findlay took riding honours at Sandown this afternoon with a winning treble.
Findlay's day got off to a perfect start when he guided the David
Brideoake trained Prime Target to victory in the first race of the day.
The six-year-old son of Zabeel cantered home to win by
three lengths, from another son of Zabeel, Kailey Lamour.
The middle pinning winner of Findlay's day came in the
fifth race when he partnered the Bart Cummings trained Benarrivo to victory.
Also by the champion sire Zabeel, Benarrivo was having his
first start for the Cummings stable after being originally trained for Lloyd Williams by
The treble was completed when Findlay booted home another
winner for Cummings in the shape of the Anabaa gelding Casino Boy.
Starting the $3.50 favourite, Casino Boy got home in a
driving finish to edge out the South Australian visitor Terminus Prince. Jacque was a
close up third.
Meanwhile, former champion apprentice Darren Gauci was the
only other jockey to finish the day with multiple winners.
Gauci scored two winners thanks to Lady Viola for Bill
Mitchell and Eulalie for John Hawkes.
PIC - Quentin