By Mark Brassel
Kinda Tangy's length win in last Saturday's Yass Picnic Cup (1400m) has shot him up the charts to be equal leader in the inaugural NSW Picnic Champion Series.
The five-year-old (Billy Owen, $3.50 favourite) carried the steadier of 65kg in defeating Liabilityadjuster (Samara Johnson, $6.50) with The Real McCoy (Michael Gray, $15) a further short-half head away in third berth.
Stradance (17 points) is now joined by Kinda Tangy and Sergeant Bilko, the latter unplaced at Yass but picking up two points to move alongside the other pair.
Left: Kinda Tangy - now equal leader of the inaugural NSW Picnic Champion Series. Image by - Janian McMillan
Points score began with Harden in 2016, with the NSW Picnic Champion Series Final being run on Dubbo Gold Cup Day (Sunday, 10th September 2017) with $50,000 in prizemoney on offer.
To qualify, horses will acquire points for every picnic race meeting they attend in NSW, with the highest ranking horses at the end of the 12 months being eligible to nominate for the Picnic Champions Final.
All horses except Maidens are eligible to qualify (Clubs must be affiliated with the NSW Picnic Racing Association and use Approved Riders).
NSW Picnic Champion Series Leader Board 1 - Stradance (17pts) 2 - Kinda Tangy (17) 3 - Sergeant Bilko (17) 4 - Dalhero (14) 5 - As Easy As (13) 6 - Double Halo (13) 7 - I'm Away (11) 8 - Alfred the Great (10) 9 - On Our Selection (10) 10 - Sunshine Royale (10) 11 - Fire the Musket (10)
Click on the following link to view a more comprehensive points score - NSW Picnic Champion Series