Golf Connection Behind Gosford Winner

Hawkesbury trainer Peter Green had golf connections to thank when he “teed off” with a win by Angiolini at Gosford on Saturday.

Green notched only his second success of the season when Angiolini broke through for a maiden win at her 15th start after a dashing Cejay Graham ride ended a sequence of four minor placings.

A family friendship spawned through golf led to the Hawkesbury trainer getting Angiolini after she began her career at Randwick with Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

She showed promise in barrier trials in her juvenile season, winning three times, but could not produce that form on race days in either NSW or Victoria.

“My father and brother both play golf with Rob Pearce, who raced the filly with a few others earlier in her career,” Green explained.

“He decided to buy her outright and gave her to me to train, and I turned her out for a break before putting her into work.

“I also had Angiolini in at Muswellbrook and thought she could win there but Rob thought otherwise.

“He felt the filly could win at Gosford if we could claim on her, and fortunately we were able to get Cejay.

“Her 3kg allowance lessened the weight to 51kg. It all worked out well.

“I may give her one more run now that she has won her first race, but irrespective I’m confident she will be better next season after a spell.”

Green has a dozen horses in work, most of them unraced.

”I’ve got six two-year-olds coming through, and purchased two yearlings at the Scone sale earlier this month.”

. Husband and wife Philippe and Tara Vigouroux continued their excellent season when Cass ‘N’ Black won at Muswellbrook on Sunday.

It was the couple’s 11th winner since August 1, making them the fourth most successful trainers this season behind Brad Widdup (35), Scott Singleton (17) and Garry White (14).

Cass ‘N’ Black, a seven-year-old, has been a long time out of the winning list, his only previous victory being on his home track in 2016 but he has racked up 10 placings and will get his chance for a city breakthrough at Randwick on June 8.


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