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Queenslanders step up at Menangle

Queensland trained pacers performed with distinction at TABCORP Park, Menangle on Saturday night.

On the eight race program, The Sunshine State landed a double following the victories of Watch Pulp Fiction and Bull Market.

Both pacers are prepared by Chantal Turpin.

Many trainers have headed south with Albion Park being inactive during the past four weeks.

Turpin headed south during the week with a team of seven and only had the two runners engaged on Saturday night and both scored stylish victories.

Watch Pulp Fiction, a nomination for the Inter Dominion series in Melbourne next month, proved too slick for his rivals when scoring easily in the Melbourne Cup Functions at Club Menangle Pace defeating Mojo Major and Conviction in a time of 1:52.5.

Handled perfectly by Adam Richardson, the Art Major entire landed in the one out/ one back position before sprinting clear over the concluding stages.

It was second victory at Menangle after scoring back in February last year in a career best time of 1:51.4.

The Ryan Veivers trained Gangster Boy finished 6th in the event after being caught without cover.

In the Better as a Member at Club Menangle Pace, Bull Market also capitalized on a perfect trip from Richardson to run down fellow Queenslander The Shady One in a time of 1:56.6 for the 2300m event.

Bull Market is raced by Ross Patrick, a loyal client of the Turpin stable and a co-owner of Watch Pulp Fiction..

Richardson started his own mare Miss Kenny and finished a tidy 6th behind Bridget Blue Chip in the Book Your Christmas Functions at Club Menangle Pace.

Bridget Blue Chip is raced by leading North Queensland based thoroughbred trainer John Manzelmann and his partner Jade Doolan, the mare is prepared by Shane and Lauren Tritton who employ Lachie, John’s son.

Both Manzelmann and Doolan also share in the ownership of Watch Pulp Fiction.

The Turpin and Richardson stables have a number of runners engaged at today’s (Monday) meeting at Menangle.

Lower Mt Walker trainer Trevor Lambourn, fresh from his success last Tuesday with Nui Toc Tien had five runners starting across the meeting with his best effort coming via The Shady One.

Legendary horseman Vic Frost is based at Mooball but races extensively in Queensland also headed south and started Fire And Ice and Sweet As Candy.

Both pacers were handled by local reinsman Robbie Morris and both were unplaced.

Chambers Flat trainer Ian Gurney arrived with a team of ten across the weekend and will race at Menangle in the coming weeks.


Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | November 5