LADIES Day at the Hawkesbury Race Club saw just one race won by a non-local horse, in a tremendously successful day for Hawkesbury racing.
Godolphin’s James Cummings saw three Agnes Banks-stabled horses claim victories, including the $150,000 Ladies Day Cup race, while Scott Singleton walked away with two winners.
Cummings started the day off at Hawkesbury by winning the first race, with the aid of jockey Jeff Penza.
Penza ensured heavy favourite Seine Net, a three-year-old filly, came home well in front of the Hawkesbury Gazette and Courier maiden plate, run over 1500-metres.
The favourite won in the next race too, with Scott Singleton’s Concessions being ridden by Christian Reith to victory in a 2100-metre class 4 handicap.
Next it was new Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup claiming the prize, with Reith again on the lead horse.
Widdup’s three-year-old gelding Junglized narrowly beat out James Cummings and Agnes Banks stabled Kennedy – ridden by Hawkesbury jockey Tye Angland –in a 1100-metre handicap.
The fourth-race of the day had Mitch Newman’s Final Impulse steal a victory, coming in at $17.
Josh Adams rode the five-year-old gelding to his first victory from six starts in the 1100-maiden handicap.
Race six saw Cummings strike for the second time on the day, with Beijing Board, a five-year-old gelding, winning the second race of his 12 race career in a 1600-metre handicap.
Cummings beat out Noel Mayfield-Smith’s On Angels Wings for second place.
The next race was the big one, with Cummings again winning for Godolphin.
Duca Valentinois, a six-year-old gelding, beat race favourite Passage of Time, and Mayfield-Smith's Unequivocal.
The gelding’s win netted $84,000 from the total prize pool of $150,000.
Finally, Scott Singleton won a $45,000 race at the close of the day.
Poet’s Advocate came in at the starting price of $26, thanks to a ride from Shaun Guymer, who steered the four-year-old gelding home ahead of Tye Angland on Reneged and race favourite So Spirited.