Kapalga on the outside bobs its head to beat Southern Blossom in Race 2 at the Grafton races. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Kapalga on the outside bobs its head to beat Southern Blossom in Race 2 at the Grafton races. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Smart win from Kapalga a boost

OWNER Alan Ryan described Kapalga as "not the most intelligent" horse, but the four-year-old didn't need brains to take out a win.

Ridden by Grafton jockey Matthew McGuren, Kapalga won race two at the Clarence Valley Jockey Club on Friday in 1:03.30 over 1100m.

As one of the five owners, Ryan said he was pleased with the win.

"He has been working well and he went well in the jump-out," Ryan said.

"He tends to put himself in a good position from the start and then has a burst in the finish which is what you want."

He said the win was a good pick-me-up for part owner Shaun Kelly who was recently hit by a car in South Grafton.

Another Grafton horse Southern Blossom came in second and Oh He Will Go in third.



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