Great win for Gadfly

• Condobolin horse, Gadfly won the Duck Creek Cup, the third prestigious victory for trainer Mark Ward. Gadfly had a great run at Duck Creek. Prior to this Gadfly won the Brewarrina Cup in May and the Noorama Cup in April. ABOVE: David Simmons, Theresa Jude and Mark Ward were beyond happy to secure the Duck Creek Cup recently. Gadfly has many local connections involved in his success. MB. BELOW: Gadfly in action at the Duck Creek Cup. Image Credit: Janian McMillan

By Melissa Blewitt

Condobolin horse, Gadfly, ran a powerful race, to beat a strong field in the Duck Creek Picnic Cup at Nyngan recently.

Not only did he win convincingly, he set a weight carrying record for the race. Gadfly was allocated  a massive 74 kilograms by the handicapper.

Gadfly had a great run at Duck Creek. Prior to this Gadfly won the Brewarrina Cup in May and the Noorama Cup in April.

David   Simmons   (Trundle)   and   Theresa Jude (Condobolin) are two of Gadfly’s local connections. They were both thrilled with Gadfly’s victory.

“It was absolutely fabulous,” Theresa said.

Trained by Mark Ward (Condobolin), Gadfly showed determination to win by almost two lengths from Blue Channel and Austin, with Rehanaat finishing fourth.

The Duck Creek Picnic Cup was run over 1250 metres, and this year had an eight horse field.