Baxter Breaks Through!

The Central Test Junior 1k event returned the 14th different winner from 14 races.  This week it was the turn of Baxter Parker who showed the field a clean pair of heels to win by 12 seconds.  Despite a tightened handicap after last week’s win Harper-Lee Basten backed up well and narrowly claimed second place, managing to hold off the fast finishing backmarker Jazlin Fear by 1 second, with 3 more runners finishing within 13 seconds of Jazlin.

Lachlan Locks Up Another Win!

In only his first year of running with the Bendigo Athletic Club 14-year-old Lachlan Perdon won his second race of the season in the Schultz and Stewart Landscaping 6500 metre handicap at Notley’s Reserve on Sunday.  Improving on a second place at his previous start Lachlan hit the front with over a  kilometre of the race to go and drew away to win by 24 seconds.

Harper-Lee Wins Happily!

In the Central Test Junior 1,000 metre event it was a first win for Harper-Lee Basten.  Harper-Lee ran hard early to ensure that the rest of the field had no hope of catching her and crossed the line 30 seconds clear of second place.  Isabella Ellis stormed home to catch Livinia Douglass shortly before the line and they filled second and third places.  Oliver Stewart ran the Fastest Time for the event with a good 4:27 on a slow course.

Demilition!

After only having three races last season due to Year 12 study commitments it took Demi Goodall-Hoffman a few races to find form and fitness but on Sunday at No. 7 Reservoir in the Boundary Hotel 3km Handicap it all came together.  Demi ran her fastest time since August 2014 and left the field in her wake to cross the line 19 seconds ahead of her closest competitor.

Emma's First and Fastest

Last year’s Girl’s Champion Emma Gilligan reminded her competitors why she won that title with a commanding win in the Junior 1km event at No. 7 Res on Sunday.  Emma passed Baxter Parker in the last 100 metres of the event and pulled away to win by four seconds.

Baxter narrowly claimed second place, holding off a fast-finishing Ava Stewart by two seconds.  Ava and Baxter are expected to again fight out the finish at their next meeting.

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