By Mark Brassel
Beaut Bopa brought up a hat-trick of wins at Yass last Saturday, having taken out a race at the annual picnic meeting the past successive three years with different jockeys.
The seven-year-old won the Yass Class B Handicap in 2017 (when ridden by Maddy Wright) before claiming a similar race in 2018 with Michael Gray partnering.
This time Beaut Bopa, with Ricky Blewitt aboard, coasted to a two-length win as the $1.70 favourite from Hurricane Jack (Alan Barton, $3.60) in the Clubhouse Hotel Trophy Handicap (1100m).
The win earns Beaut Bopa seven points in the NSW Picnic Champion Series and with a total of 12 points, the gelding sits just outside the top 10 point scorers.
It's a Fireball (Alan Barton, $3) also picked up seven points for winning the feature race on the card, the Ravensworth Cup (1350m).
The horse scored by half a length, knocking out the more fancied Abington Threat (Ricky Blewitt, $2.80 equal favourite) and Miss Farloo (Jody Hughes, $2.80 eq fav).
Tottenham Picnic Racing Club hosts the next NSW picnics meeting on Saturday, 9 March 2019.
For all the latest info (including Points Table & Honour Roll) on the Series click here -
2019 NSW Picnic Champion Series