Mulgrave shows the way for big weekend

An impressive all-the-way Mildura win on Wednesday night by Mulgrave, hopefully is the turning point for better things to come.

Mulgrave is part-owned by long-time stable supporter Greg Stubbs, along with a heap of his mates, and zipping straight to the front, appeared to have the race in his keeping from the early stages and won accordingly. 

Congratulations to the patient connections!


The spotlight now turns to Melton on Friday night when the Len Parker-owned Flying Moth is lining up in the Youthful Stakes. 

The youngster has drawn the extreme outside front alley (barrier 7) in the race for two-year-old fillies. 

Flying Moth's race debut recently at Swan Hill was full of merit, as she dragged a flat tyre for the majority of the event before filling third placing.  

However, the filly has come up against some strong opposition, with the headline act being recent brilliant Pink Bonnet winner, Eliza Dushku, trained by Amanda Turnbull.  


The Peacock stable is represented at Albury on Saturday night with former Kiwi Conversion lining up in the Derby, which carries close to $10,000 in stakes.

The colt's first two runs in Australia have been luckless for a fourth and a third and with an ounce of luck at Albury, he should be right there.


Stable favorite Barimah wraps up the three-day Peacock campaign at Charlton on Sunday.  

"Bazza" has come up with exactly the same saddlecloth as Flying Moth -- number 7, outside the front row.  So needless-to-say, while he has the class he is still going to need a touch of luck in the $30,000 feature event.

The pacer looks well graded, with possibly Beachstar and Five Star Anvil the ones to beat.

Good luck to the trio!