The Lutts wins $7500 bonus

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Busy pacer The Lutts scored a well-earned week off after being the big winner, despite finishing last, in the opener on premier night at Addington, February 1.

LuttmeisterBurnham trainer Mark Jones says The Lutts has earned a bit of “R & R” after clocking up his 15th Addington start since September (the magical number to claim the bonus) and his 20th start for the season.

“It was good to support the Metropolitan Club after they put the money up for the bonuses.”

“He couldn’t go with them on Friday but we won more than the winning stake,”

“He’s won $6321 for the season, plus the $7500 bonus, so he’s done aright.”

The Lutts, bred and raced by the Bowden family, joined Far Too Rusty, becoming the second winner of the Met’s multiplier bonus, for starting 15 times at Addington meetings during a 12 month period.

The 4YO Western Terror gelding, who dropped away to finish last of the six in Friday’s Angus Meats Mobile as Monifeith ran his two win rivals raggged, pacing a slick 3:11.3 (1:58.3 mile rate, mobile 2600m), will probably focus on amateur and claiming races when he returns.

“If he’s not sold, we’ll probably look at those sort of races with him. He ran second in an amateur race at the previous Addington meeting and those races suit,” Mark said.



The Mark Jones-trained Badjellys Courage made a winnning return to racing at Young, New South Wales, earlier on Friday afternoon.

The 3YO Courage Under Fire gelding, spelled after last racing in October, was caught wide but delivered as a $1.70 win favourite over 2100m in the hands of Ashlee Siejka.

He rated 2:02.8 for journey, the leaders battling a shade over their last 400m in 32s, but Badjellys Courage was able to wear the leaders down, scoring by 2.1 metres.