Thursday, 29 March 2012
King Of The Forest Emerges as Provincial Stayers Contender

By Ben Flores

Three-year-old gelding King Of The Forest has broken through to score his maiden win at Hawkesbury today and by doing so has become one of the leading contenders for the 2012 Racing NSW Provincial Stayers Championship.

Trained by Guy Walter, King Of The Forest (Elvstroem x Forest Song) held off Saintly Sun to score by 1-1/4 lengths in the Dad & Dave's Turf Benchmark 60 Handicap over 2000m.

Ridden by Kathy O'Hara (54kg), King Of The Forest started at $8 and beat fellow Provincial Stayer and race favourite ($3.50) Senor Montoya who finished third.

The next heat of the Championship is a $14,000 Benchmark 65 Handicap (1850m) at Newcastle on Saturday 31st March

2012 Provincial Stayers Championship - Point Score

MITAVITE PROVINCIAL STAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
'HONOUR ROLL'

2011 (Hawkesbury) - TULLAMORE
2010 (Hawkesbury) - BEIJING BOY
2009 (Hawkesbury) - WILDWIND SPIRIT
2008 (Kembla Grange) - DELTONA
2007 (Newcastle) - THUNDER AND RAIN
2006 (Kembla Grange) - LIQUIDITY
2005 (Newcastle) - OLD MYSTIQUE

 

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