A couple of promising trials meant expectations were high for OOVII’s debut at Mackay. The experienced Ashley Butler was booked and had a tricky assignment after drawing the rail. But the pair handled it beautifully, settling in behind the two leaders. In the straight, The Mission gelding’s talent shone through extending quickly, winning by over 2L.

Congratulations to all involved

Owners – Mr J L Wehlow, Mr W A Veall, M R Racing, Mr M D Walsh, TAPT Racing, Mr S D Bridge, Mrs N L Johnstone, Dr D G R Forbes, Mr J P Davies, Mr D J Mulvenna, Klemley Park, Mr K J M McMahon, Mr B L Williams, Mr J Ronan