Fred Dag claims $19,000 MGIB Plate at Bunbury Turf Club

Following a sluggish start, race favourite Fred Dag ($1.80), led by Jason Whiting, took out the $19,000 MGIB Plate on Valentine’s Day. 

The bay gelding settled in sixth place shortly after leaving the barrier.

In seventh past the 800-metre mark and the final turn, Fred Dag quickly moved up the field on the home straight. 

Fred Dag and Whiting crossed the line in style – finishing one-and-a-half lengths in front of second-placed Massa Mac and Vital Dancer.

Fa’lion Maschine ($6) pulled off a remarkable comeback in the 1208m Sura Handicap. 

The bay mare moved up from ninth at the final turn to finish ahead of Stormy Ruler and Murray the Bulldog.

Nine 3yo+ entrants, with no metro wins from the past year, took part in the $19,000 Suncorp Handicap. 

Leading from start to finish over 1208m, grey gelding De Andes ($4.40) and rider Daniel Staeck crossed a full length ahead of race favourite Diablerie. 

Rider William Pike led Brett Pope-trained Hoodlum Thunder ($2) to victory in the final race of the day, the 2019m Chubb Handicap. 

The favourite led for the majority of the race, before finishing two lengths clear of High Energy. 

Bunbury Turf Club will pull out all the stops for the $120,000 Amelia Park Bunbury Stakes Day/Fashions on the Field event on Wednesday, March 6. 

The XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup will entertain punters on Sunday, March 10.

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