Day At The Track

Bedtime claims Forbury Golden Girls Glory

02:46 AM 29 Jun 2013 NZST
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Bedtime - In winning action
Bedtime - returns to the winners circle

Bedtime continued her purple patch of form by winning last night’s 2-7 win Southern Golden Girls Final at Forbury Park.

Sent forward from the outside of the gate by Dexter Dunn, Bedtime lead early and dictated terms, before giving her rivals the ‘goodnight nurse' in the home stretch.

Remarkably it was Bedtime's (Artsplace) 9th career win, a feat you wouldn't have dreamt she would achieve back when she was a 27 start 3 win with David & Catherine Butt.

"I really don't know what has made all the difference, my partner rides her twice a week, and she seems to really enjoy that," said Invercargill based trainer Andrew Armour, who has now had six wins and a second with Bedtime from eight starts.

"They only thing I can put it down to is the change of scenery. Before we had her she had been with David and Catherine Butt since she was a foal."

Armour, who has been enjoying one of his best ever seasons in the sport, is currently out of action with a broken wrist. So last night's win would have proven a well-deserved pain killer.

The 1-3 win Golden Girls Final was also taken out by a mare that has improved greatly of late - Roxy Rocket.

The Shane Walkinshaw trained seven-year-old daughter of Pacific Rocket was a battling 22 start c1 five weeks ago, now had she not been relegated three starts back she would have won her last four starts.

She, like Bedtime, was sent forward from her wide gait and dictated terms in front.

by Mitchell ROBERTSON


Roxy Rocket

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