And punters did get on
By GRAHAME TIMBRELL
BOOKMAKERS, reeling early in the day after two heavily supported winners from the Tony Karakatsanis stable, were hit again when the Liam Birchley-trained Can't Get On won the Daily Telegraph Class One (1000m).
The former Victoriantrained three-year-old was backed in from $12 to start the $5.50 favourite.
"I could not believe the price," Birchley said.
"He is a nice horse.
"His first run for me was on a heavy track at Doomben and he was not beaten very far.
"I thought he was a class above this field."
Can't Get On was previously trained in Victoria, but sent to Birchley after a change of ownership.
The three-year-old, ridden by Allan Robinson, worked down the outside and despite wanting to hang in, won by a neck from Sun Vegas with Resurgan a further one and a half lengths away third.
TAMWORTH trainer Paul Berrigan celebrated his biggest success when Courtney's Report led all the way to win yesterday's Grafton District Services Club Class 6 Handicap (1200m).
The four-year-old gelding was ridden by former Tamworth apprentice Mitchell Bell.
The now Sydney-based jockey described it as an enormous win.
"There wasn't much speed on and he got there (to the lead) easy," Bell told Berrigan after Courtney's Report had beaten race favourite by a length.
"He was on the ball today."
Paul Berrigan also owns a share of Courtney's Report with Newcastle's Matt and Tamara Bayly.
"They will be stoked," a delighted Berrigan said.
"It made up for Singtom yesterday."
Singtom was unplaced in the Grafton Guineas.