Great start to Cup Day racing

PHOTO: Emma Hillier
WINNER, WINNER: Another Bender wins easily in yesterday’s race four at Wangaratta Turf Club’s Melbourne Cup Day races. Ridden by Billy Egan, Another Bender raced to the win inside the last 200 metres. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

HAUNTED Stream gave local training stable Ledger Racing’s day a great start, winning race one of Wangaratta’s Melbourne Cup Day races.

Jumping from barrier one for the 1600 metre race, Haunted Stream had a bit of pressure early and sat in behind the leaders until halfway down the straight.

The four year old mare kicked into the middle of the track and stormed home for the first win of the day.

“She has dropped back from the 2000 metres to the mile and we knew she was plenty fit enough,” Chris Ledger said.

“It was great to be able to get a win for all the local owners, plenty of them enjoyed their first win.

“It was terrific it could be a local win all around.

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