Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Fusion Has A Great View From The Verandah In Picnic Series

By Mark Brassel

Black Fusion ran right up to his excellent placing in TAB company at his previous start in the Cootamundra Cup, with victory in the Verandah Town Cup at Lockhart Showgrounds last Friday.

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Black Fusion (Samara Johnson) - proved too good in the Verandah Town Cup at Lockhart. Image by Janian McMillan

The 8yo was sent out the $1.80 favourite and proved too strong with Toby Lake aboard, defeating Victorian Crown (Ricky Blewitt, $5) by half a length.

The Scott Spackman-trained Black Fusion picked up 10 points in the Picnic Champion Series for the win and leaps up to equal third position.

The following day saw Leslie Bryant's Unshinkable (Kath Bell-Pitomac, $8) claim the Open Trophy at Young-Burrangong picnics. The 6yo mare beat Manatassee (Samara Johnson, $3.50 favourite) by a neck, earning seven points and is also now on 10 points.

Samara Johnson made amends in the following race by guiding Liabilityadjuster ($3 fav) home in the Burrangong Picnic Cup with Doug Gorrel's mare going to seven points. Runner-up was Malleable ($3.60) ridden by Toby Lake.

The points score began at Come-by-Chance on 23 September 2017, with the NSW Picnic Champion Series Final being run at Dubbo's Country Showcase meeting on Sunday, 16th September 2018 offering $50,000 in prizemoney.

To qualify, horses will acquire points for every picnic race meeting they attend in NSW. The highest ranking horses at the end of the 12 months being eligible to nominate for the NSW Picnic Champion Series Final.

All horses except Maidens are eligible to qualify (Clubs must be affiliated with the NSW Picnic Racing Association and use Approved Riders).

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YearHorseJockeyTrainerRunner-upThird
2017SECURITY CODEMaddison WrightRodney RobbBlack FusionKinda Tangy