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Military Makes An Assault On NSW Picnic Champion Series

By Mark Brassel

Two successive victories by Military Bay has catapulted the four-year-old to the top of the points score the 2020 NSW Picnic Champion Series.

Following his win in the Coolabah Goat Co Class 2 Trophy Handicap (900m) at Nyngan, Military Bay ($3) and Ashley Boyd ran away with the Hartfell Class 2 Trophy (1200m) at Gunnedah last Saturday.

Ashley Boyd has a throttle hold of Military Bay as he coasts home at Gunnedah last weekend. Image by Bradley Photographers

The duo raced home nearly 11 lengths in advance of runner-up Mymill (Ricky Blewitt, $1.80 favourite).

That leaves Military Bay clear on 31 points for the Series, six clear of Another Plan with Zoutenant (24 points) and Drummed Out (23pts) following.

Dizzy Success (Alexandre Lemarie, $7) moved into the top 20 on the ladder with 13 points, picking up five points for winning the Kurrumbede Class 2 Trophy (1600m) at Gunnedah.

The seven-year-old won by just under a length from Bel Attrait (Leandro Ribeiro, $4.40).

Lemaire has been in splendid form around the picnic circuit having won the previous event, the Bold Karioi Picnic Cup (1600m) on St Luke ($5.50).

The $50,000 NSW Picnic Champion Series Final (1400m) is scheduled for DUBBO on Sunday, 13th September 2020.

For all the latest info (including Points Table & Honour Roll) on the Series click here - 2020 NSW Picnic Champion Series

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