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Editave completes Whiteley double
JOCKEY Chris Whiteley completed a winning double when Editave appreciated the soft conditions to win today’s Phil Jefferies Benchmark 75 Hcp (1200m) at the Gold Coast.
The Trevor Whittington-trained Editave ($6) was always in the firing line and drew away to score by three-quarters of a length from Theblackhand ($5.50) with Banana Kick ($3.50 fav) a neck away third.
Whiteley was successful in the opening race on the John Thompson-trained Business Day.
Editave is raced by Bruce and Sally Alker who were delighted to see this week’s rain.
The Gold Coast track was rated a slow 6 this morning but improved through the day to a dead 4.
“He needs soft ground to show his best – some of the tracks he’s run on recently have been too hard. So we were happy to see rain on the Gold Coast this week,’’ said Bruce Alker.
“Even though the track was on the improve during the afternoon we still thought he’d go close. Trevor said on a slow track he was a good thing, but even on an improving dead track would still run a big race.’’
The Alkers have been having a good trot lately. Their mare Ty Seeker, also trained by Whittington, won four races at Ballina this campaign. They also won a race in Brisbane this month with Snip’n’Duck which is trained at Eagle Farm by Liam Birchley.
Story: Neil Archer
Photo: Trackside Photography Pty Ltd