Another four metro meets came to a close to round out an exciting week of city class chasing so lets take a look at the wins of the week.
The four semis of the Great Chase produced some exciting events with Hard Bargain winning the first semi thanks to a lovely rails run early 30.19 (Replay). The other semis were won by the unbeaten flying machine Cutting Edge in 29.74 (Replay), Integrity Sal 30.06 (Replay) and Igor Karkaroff in 30.11 (Replay).Watch: Cutting Edge was superb at The Meadows winning in 29.74sec.
At Sandown Park on Thursday, Dark Obsession continued his lovely start to his staying career with an impressive 715m Sandown Park debut win. The Jessica Sharp trained budding stayer got to the rails early from box six and then raced away heading down the back straight to a dominant 42.22 victory over Ninety Five (Replay).
Money Come Back bounced back into career best form in the fifth of the night but unfortunately it was money go missing for most punters as he wore down the heavily supported Mepunga Treasure in a smart 29.47 (Replay).
The sixth event of the night had It’s A Plane a long odds on favourite but it was Bourbski Fever who spoiled the party with a terrific show of strength. The former Sydneysider proved the transfer to Melbourne a few months ago was well and truly worthwhile as she romped away to a devastating 41.95 victory (Replay).
The speedy Berzerk announced himself as a real Melbourne Cup player with a brilliant one length win over Superfonic in a slashing 29.23, which saw a fair few lengths shaved off his PB at the venue (Replay).
The Meadows on Saturday was highlighted for mine by the incredibly powerful staying victory of Luna Jinx (pictured).who quite simply trampled her rivals with a display of dominance as she charged home to a seven length win in a smart 42.27 off the -9m handicap (Replay).
Two feature events were run and won on Saturday, the first of which was the restricted win final. Lee Brilliance lived up to his name with a swift all the win which had him breaking the 30 seconds (29.96) (Replay).
The other of the feature events was won by Tambay Bale. The Mark Delbridge trained chaser controlled the grade five final from the front with an eventual narrow win over kennel mate Linco Bale in 34.37 (Replay).
The ten race card from Sandown on Sunday brought a close to the week of chasing and it was West On Xandi who stole the show with a gutsy 29.66 win over Banjo Bewdy in what looked a super strong race on paper (Replay). The Kristie Collyer trained chaser has now established a nice metro record and she could be one to keep an eye on in the upcoming weeks in full metro prize money events.
So there we have it, another weekly wrap done and dusted… Stay tuned for the previews on some tip top racing in the week ahead.
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Watch: Chrichton Bale (6) scores an enormous come-from-behind win at The Meadows.