Golden Olive’s win rescues the local pride

VISITING trainers dominated yesterday’s meeting at Wangaratta, claiming seven wins on the eight race program.

Wangaratta has been an attractive destination for provincial and city-trained horses in recent times and the trend continued.

Only victory by the John and Chris Ledger-trained Golden Olive denied visitors a clean sweep of the meeting.

Golden Olive was backed from an opening quote of $2.10 to start the $1.80-favourite and led all the way and score her second career victory.

Ridden by Dale Smith, the four-year-old mare defeated the Allan Fitzgerald-trained Go Bossy Pants ($4.80) by a long neck with Demeanour ($4) three-quaraters of a length back in third.

In form jockey Ryan Maloney claimed the riding honours with a double.

He partnered the Robbie Griffiths-trained Tycoon Queen to victory before combining with Seymour trainer Kate Goodrich to win aboard Like A Bought One.

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