The Darby silks were once again on a winner when the Gary Portelli trained Disruptor under Rachel King won the $50,000, Winter Racing Plate (1100m) for maiden two and three-year-old colts and geldings at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. This was only three days after Mark Newnham and Robbie Dolan combined with Celestial Falls in Darby’s silks at Randwick-Kensington on Monday.
Disruptor, a colt by Dissident out of the Snitzel mare Sweetener, was back from two unplaced runs in black type company in Brisbane and he had no trouble in taking the drop in class to collect the win with 2 1/2L in hand.
Vaporizing (Wandjina) and Christian Reith were second with Moreno (NZ) (Charm Spirit) and Tommy Berry third, the margin 3/4L. The $2.90 favourite Your Next was fourth 1L away.
The time was 1.04.39 on the Soft 6 track with the final 600m in 34.06. Disruptor had been well-backed from $4.00 into $3.80 on Wednesday morning and then into $3.20 on fixed odds and $3.30 on the tote.
It was Disruptor’s fifth race start and he has now earned stakes of $74,600 for his connections.
Darby are going for three in a row for the week with Blazing Miss accepted to run at Rosehill on Saturday in the $125,000, Australian Turf Club Handicap (1100m).
The winning combination of Newnham and Dolan will be looking to maintain their form with the Sizzling filly winning at Canterbury on June 5th with 56kg with Dolan’s allowance. On Saturday they have 55kg with barrier five.
Another smart two-year-old performance came from the Snowden trained California Salto under Tommy Berry in the Hyland Race Colours Plate (1200m) for maiden two-year-old fillies.
The Fastnet Rock filly strolled away from the field to win with a 3L margin over Mini Boom (Spirit Of Boom) and Sam Clipperton and Vinaigrette (Salade) and Jay Ford, the margin 1 3/4L.
The time was 1.11.69 and 35.41. The filly was also well backed from $2.70 into $2.40 and starting at $2.10 on fixed odds and $2.00 on the tote.
“A bit of ability was shown here and it was an impressive result,” said co-trainer Paul Snowden.
California Salto, out of the High Chaparral mare Comaneci, was second to Minted at her last start over 1200m at The Farm on May 29th. That experience was used with ease for the step up on Wednesday. From her three starts she has earned stakes of $43,300 for owner Mr HYS Liang.
Winter Racing Plate
Hyland Race Colours Plate, photo finish pictures ATC