Welsh treble highlights action at The Bridge

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Welsh treble highlights action at The Bridge

The trek from Mildura to Murray Bridge was well worth it for trainer Bronwyn Welsh who had three winners from just three runners on the 12-race card at The Bridge on Sunday night.

Welsh had to be patient with her runners, with all three racing in the final three races on the program. The first winner was Buddy Kruger, who won from box two over the 395m journey in a grade six race.

Buddy Kruger was away slowly, but was able to get a nice run through on the rail and find its way to the front around the turn and kicking away doing enough to win ahead of the fast-finishing Victa Indi by a length in 23.23.

Kruger Dawn was the next winner, also saluting over the 395m trip getting away nicely to lead early from box eight to lead just ahead of the Rob Harnas trained Starlet Edition with the pair locked together for much of the race before Kruger Dawn kicked away, winning by a length and a half in a slick 22.64.

Harper’s Buddy completed the treble for Welsh, winning another battle with a Rob Harnas-trained chaser in Slim Rusty winning by a length in 22.90.

Rob Harnas did have a winner with the ever-reliable Hoogley, producing a best of the night run over the 395m trip after jumping beautifully from box one.

Although Paramount State was able to cross and lead, Hoogley was able to rail through powering through and holding off Lochinvar Cahill late to win in 22.45.

Tilley Swamp for Cameron Butcher made it back to back race wins by taking out the Open Maiden series final with an impressive 22.51 victory.

From box four, Tilley Swamp produced a rapid first split of 5.00 to find the early lead and was never troubled winning by five lengths ahead of Paramount Eadie and Destini Operator.

Zipping Neutron continued its winning ways in the distance ranks winning his first look at the 680m trip at The Bridge.

Zipping Neutron was settled in second place for much of the race behind Springvale Rex but was able to finish off strongly in winning by six lengths in 39.25.

There was no racing on the straight track this week due to the Melbourne Cup with racing returning to the one-turn on Sunday.