Leda McNally impresses

McNally will race in the $40,000 Norms Daughter Classic (1730m) and the $100,000 Mares Classic (2130m) a week later.

Drawing barrier one on Friday, driver Chris Voak had no problems in leading.

Once in front, he was able to dictate terms as the first 800m sectional was covered in a sedate 59.1 secs.

Voak waited until 220m from home before he gave the daughter of Modern Art some rein and she strode away to win by a length and a half.

Her mile rating was 1.54.5 after running home the last 800m in a quick 56.1 secs.

‘She was 90 per cent right tonight as we prepare her for the two big mares’ races that are coming up over the next couple of weeks,’ trainer Chris King said.

‘The other day when Leda McNally won in a 1.54.0 rate, we think that may have been the quickest time recorded by a mare on a half mile track this season.’

IM VICTORORIOUS pulled up well from his emphatic 4½-length win, in the $30,000 Grafton Electrics Village Kid Sprint (1780m) at Northam last Tuesday.

Three wide for the first 600m, driver Justin Prentice sent the Michael Brennan trained son of Washington VC to the front.

That was the last his rivals saw of him as he careered away to record his fourth feature race win this season.

VICTORIAN invader Nowitzki, who is based at Michael Brennan’s Pinjarra property for his WA stay, took out the first leg of the Four-Year-Old Triple Crown when he led all the way to win the $50,000 Retravision 4YO Championship (2130m).

Heavily supported on the tote from $5.30 into $2.90 Nowitzki showed gate speed out of the mobile from barrier one and easily led before going on to win by more than a length.

It was the son of Art Major’s second start in this State and obviously benefitted from his first up second behind Our Boy Su seven days earlier.

The second leg of the Triple Crown is this Friday night with the running of the $125,000 McInerney Ford Classic (2536m).

MICHaeL Brennan got some expense money for his trip to NSW when Tapthat triumphed over 2100m at Bunbury on Saturday night, in his fourth start.

Settling in the one out one back position,Tapthat came out with a three wide run with 450m of the 2100m event left and put his head in front 350m from home.

Jolly Jumper who led, fought back strongly and it was only over the 25m that Tapthat gained the upper hand.