Punters enjoyed the sunshine and some fine racing action at Bunbury Turf Club’s eight-race meeting on Sunday.
Vital Silver ($2.60) and jockey Jarrad Noske put in an impressive effort in the straight to take out race five, the 1400 metre three-year-old maiden.
The grey gelding settled fifth in running and was stoked up to third on the turn.
In the straight, Noske let down with great pace to beat Scintillating and American Joy by nearly two lengths.
The first of the day saw No Place To Hide ($4.40) and jockey Lee Newman move from sixth to first on the final bend.
The pre-race favourite used her superior pace in the straight to race away to a two-and-a-half length win over Break The Chain and Country Fox.
Local jockey Lucy Warwick took home the second race of the day with an all-the-way victory over 1100 metres with Red Bananas ($11).
The third of the day saw hot-pot State Attorney rolled once again, this time falling to Colourful Charade ($7.50).
A daring ride by Aaron Mitchell has Colourful Charade leading early and comfortably ahead in the straight.
Jockey William Pike flooded home on State Attorney and dived on the line, missing by a short head and burning favourite punters in the process.
Pike quickly atoned in race four, aboard My Grace ($2). The Grant and Alana trained mare held off stablemate Hello Paris by more than a length to win the Ross Price Life Membership handicap.
In the sixth of the day, jockey Takahide Ikenushi willed Flower of Scotland ($4.20) to a strong handicap victory.
Captain Bonehead launched out of barrier one and set a fast pace but Ikenushi hit the lead with his mount 300 from home.
The pair then fought off Midnight Sky and Pike in the straight to score by a long-neck.
The seventh of the day saw the swoopers come in the straight.
On the line, The Gospel Sin ($5.30) and jockey Shaun Mc Gruddy was half a length clear of Snitz’n’Giggles who has opened up a two length gap on Vital Asset.
The last of the day added some value to the quadrella for punters with A Patch On Knee ($15.80) landing the cash for jockey Brad Parnham in a muddling affair.
Trained locally by Peter and Matt Giadresco, the five-year-old chestnut gelding came flying home down the middle of the track to deny Liquid Man by a short-half head.
Racing action returns to Bunbury Turf Club on Thursday, November 2 before a Melbourne Cup day meeting on Tuesday, November 7.