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Next step for netball plans Netball courts could be included as part of the Roy Dore Reserve redevelopment. Carrum Patterson Lakes FNC netballers (pictured with the club’s footballers) currently have to travel to Dingley Village to train. See story page 4. Picture: Supplied

Current pokies limit ‘excessive’ - mayor Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au KINGSTON Council has called for the local cap on gaming machines to be slashed. The mayor Steve Staikos called the impact of gambling on residents “catastrophic”, with more than $62

million lost in 2019/2020. “As councillors we are extremely concerned about the impact of gambling harm in our community and have said enough is enough, we need to stop more pokies being allowed in Kingston,” he said. “Under our current cap levels, a further 268 licensed electronic gaming machines could be allowed in

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Kingston, this is excessive and will only lead to further harm for those families and individuals already suffering.” Councillors are asking for the EGM cap to be lowered to 945, equivalent to the current number of licensed EGMs in the Kingston area. “We know there are connections between gambling harm and mental

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ill-health, family violence, homelessness and other social and health issues that we care deeply about in Kingston,” Cr Staikos said. “Anything that we can do to reduce gambling harm is a good thing for the whole community. “We are seeking interested community members to be a part of a community performance to hopefully

destigmatise the issue of gambling and gambling harm, and challenge perceptions around blame, responsibility, choice, addiction and power.” For more information on the antigambling performance visit kingstonarts.com.au/PUBLIC-PROGRAMS/ Enough-is-Enough-Gambling-Harmin-our- Community.

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NEWS DESK

Park plans outlined for former landfill WORK will get underway soon to turn a former landfill site in Clarinda into a public park. Public consultation is now open on concept plans for the Elder Street South Reserve Park. The park is proposed to feature an “adventure woodland nature play area”, natural creeks, outdoor exercise equipment, a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists, native grassland, picnic areas with seating and shelter, toilets, and parking.

Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said “I am incredibly proud of the focus on native and indigenous flora which will add to the biodiversity and canopy cover in Clarinda. This is a wonderful open space with so much potential and we are excited to get started on creating this new park from a site that was once just a council landfill.” Cr Hadi Saab said “included in our draft concept plans is the creation of

an adventure woodland nature play area that will provide children with a space to explore and play, as well as activity zones with outdoor exercise equipment and a hardcourt.” “We want to make sure our draft plans meet the needs and expectations of our community so we’re encouraging the community to provide us with feedback,” he said. To view the plans and provide feedback visit yourkingstonyoursay.com.au

THE mayor Steve Staikos with Cr Hadi Saab at the future site of a public park in Clarinda. Picture: Supplied BRENDAN Stroud has been working out to raise money for cancer research. Picture: Supplied

Cancer patient raises funds A MENTONE cancer patient has been working out in his wheelchair to raise money for cancer research. Brendan Stroud has raised more than $1300 for cancer research. He has travelled more than 80 kilometers in his wheelchair as part of the Cancer Council’s March Charge fundraising challenge. Mr Stroud has been a paraplegic since a car accident in his 20s. He has also watched his son undergo chemotherapy, and was diagnosed with cancer himself last year. “We know my cancer is probably not going to go away, it’s more to slow it down as much as possible,” he said. “My cancer is a rare, aggressive thing, but I want to raise funds

for people with cancer to have a future.” To donate visit themarchcharge. com.au/fundraisers/brendanstroud/2021

Cinema at sunset MOVIEGOERS can watch films under the stars in Highett from this week. The Sunset Cinema event gets underway with a screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The outdoor cinema is set up at Sir William Fry Reserve. The outdoor cinema is scheduled to run from 8 April from 17 April. Classics like The Breakfast Club will be screened alongside newer hits such as Wonder Woman 1984 and Aladdin. To find the full schedule of movies and make a booking visit kingston. vic.gov.au/sunsetcinema

EVERY TEST HELPS US PROTECT EVERYTHING WE’VE ACHIEVED Every test keeps us on top of this virus. And keeps us doing the things we love. So even if your symptoms are mild, or you’ve been tested before, every test helps.

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Netball courts wanted for reserve redevelopment GRANTS are being sought for two standalone netball courts at Roy Dore Reserve. The $9.1 million redevelopment of the Carrum sporting complex is due to finish in 2023. Works on cricket nets, tennis courts, and oval lighting are currently included as part of the multi-stage project. Work on the netball facilities would form another stage of the project if the grant application

succeeds. Kingston councillor Cameron Howe said “the vision is to develop a destination sporting precinct in Carrum, meeting the needs of users whether it is cricket, football, netball, tennis or playtime in the park.” “New netball facilities meet cultural expectations at both a club and competition level, fostering a more inclusive space of sporting interests.”

For more information visit yourkingstonyoursay.com.au/roy-dore-reservenetball-facilities-upgrade

WORK being completed on the redeveloped pavilion at Roy Dore Reserve. Picture: Supplied

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Bus times are changing From Sunday 11 April, we’re updating bus timetables to keep you better connected with the new train times. There will be new times for the following routes in your area: Route 760

Cranbourne - Seaford

Route 780

Frankston - Carrum

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Driver disqualified

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A DISQUALIFIED driver was taken off the road in Keysborough last week, police say. Moorabbin Highway Patrol officers pulled over a vehicle on Springvale Road after allegedly watching the driver perform an illegal u-turn. Police say that their later enquiries found that the man was driving with a disqualified Victorian license. The car was impounded at a cost of $878.50

FOUR dirt bike riders are expected to be hit with charges for driving without licenses. Police pulled over the four drivers in Kevington on 4 April. The four riders were a 30-year-old Clayton South man, a 30-year-old Braeside man, a 33-year-old Glen Waverley man, and a 36-year-old Springvale man. Police say the four men are expected to be charged on summons with traffic offences including unlicensed riding, unregistered motorcycle, and using motorcycles which fail to comply for standards of registration. The bikes were impounded. State Highway Patrol Solo Unit Senior Sergeant John Papas said “we want all Victorian riders to enjoy all that the country tracks have to offer, but we also want them to return home safety.” “No matter how remotely you ride, you can expect to be intercepted by police at any time,” he said.

POLICE caught an allegedly disqualified driver last week. Picture: Supplied

A CAR being towed away after its driver was allegedly caught driving at 174 kmph. Picture: Supplied

BIKES being impounded by police. Picture: Supplied

Skye speedster pays the price way in Clayton. The car was caught speeding at around 12.40am. Police pulled the car over and spoke to the driver, a 36-year-old Skye resident. The vehicle was impounded for a month. A police statement read that the

driver “will be charged on summons with speed dangerous, manner dangerous, conduct endangering serious injury and conduct endangering life. He is expected to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court at a later date.”

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A SKYE man had his car impounded after being caught allegedly driving at more than double the speed limit, 27 March. Police say they detected the man driving his Jeep Cherokee at 174 kmph in an 80 zone on Princes High-

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Call for ‘all aboard’ on rail extension THE Committee for Greater Frankston wants the state and federal governments to “coordinate” their budgets to fully pay for extending and electrifying the railway to either Baxter or Langwarrin. The lobby group says the federal government has “led the way” to extend the line beyond Frankston by promising $225 million in 2018. A business case study by the state government estimated it would cost $840 million for the line to be extended to Langwarrin and $1.3-$1.6 billion to Baxter. The $3m business case was paid for by the federal government. The committee’s CEO Ginevra Hosking said the project was given bipartisan support in 2016 with the backing of federal Labor, “but the Victorian Government is not yet on board”. “Let’s get this project done: time to fund it in the two recovery budgets coming up,” Ms Hosking said. Federal Liberal senator David Van said: “We want to see this project go ahead for the people of Frankston and the peninsula. That’s why we’ve committed $225 million. The state government also needs to do their bit in terms of funding and getting it built.” He said the metro rail line extension would “mean locals can get to work and home sooner and safer”.

The committee’s request comes as both governments undertake consultation for their 2021–22 budgets due in May, “crucial blueprints for recovery from the pandemic”, Ms Hosking said. “The rail extension will provide a massive boost to our region. It will benefit Frankston CBD parking and boost economic recovery. It will set our region up for decades of growth.” She said the extension from Frankston to Langwarrin and potentially Baxter was critical to strengthening the region’s public transport connectivity by enabling 400,000 residents to access Metro trains. “The project has been confirmed on Infrastructure Australia’s ‘post-2021 COVID’ national priority list – one of just six projects in Victoria in the immediate category (0–5 years) and in the top 150 projects in the nation. “It’s in Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy, which recognises new rail is needed in outer suburbs. The strategy disproves the myth that all future population growth is in new growth areas and confirms that outer suburbs with poor public transport like Frankston should also be prioritised for rail investment. “We ask the state and federal governments to work together to get their budgets in sync. We need the rail extension project now.” Keith Platt

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Community focus to independent living AT Greenways Village we provide a choice of accommodation to give you an independent lifestyle in a convenient location at an affordable and predictable cost; a community within a community served by loyal and caring staff. Greenways was one of the first villages to be accredited by the Retirement Village Association of Australia, the village meets the prescribed standards in respect of accommodation, village facilities, support and services and most importantly management practices. With the passage of time our housing and lifestyle requirements change – the children leave home and increasingly go interstate or overseas in search of careers; we need less space; a partner may have died; what was once an enjoyable weekend pastime like maintaining the garden, doing some painting around the house or even cleaning the gutters has become a source of stress rather than pleasure; rising home ownership bills such as rates and utilities, concerns over security if we go away and fixed or reducing income change our priorities and make us reassess our needs. For many hundreds of residents, over the last 45 years, Greenways Village has provided a welcome solution and a new lease on life. We do hope we can do the same for you. We encourage all prospective residents to visit other villages. Read their information and understand their particular legal and financial arrangements and, if possible, talk to existing residents about their experiences of village life. That is what we want you to do at Greenways Village – it is a big decision and not one that should be rushed. Greenways enjoys a very strong sense of community and pride in its long history and the lifestyle that has been sustained at the village.

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Rockport - World Class Shoes WE'RE often told to "think on our feet," but rarely "about them." It is only when we develop foot problems whether it is bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, heel spurs or just sore feet that we recognise how important they are. Bayside Shoes has been working in the “foot solutions “ business for over 30 years with specialist shoe manufacturers and orthopaedic professionals to ensure that we can find a solution for most foot problems. It is our great pleasure to announce that we are now offering the Rockport range of high quality, orthotic friendly shoes together with our personalised shoe fitting service. What impressed us with Rockport is that they scrutinize every line and nuance of their shoes, from first sketch to final product to continuously strive for total quality in foot comfort, shoe durability while looking stylishly good. The popular World Tour Classic is the ideal shoe for the traveller. The World Tour is packed with features including a walking platform construction providing support in the heel and forefoot as well as a padded tongue, slip resistant sole and full grain leather upper, World Tour is light weight travel walker that is

light on your feet and in your luggage. The new Edge Hill Mens range has that rugged outdoor leather look for bush walking or just general casual wear built to the exacting Rockport standards for comfort and fit with half sizes from 7 to 13. The Trust Ride Prowalker shoe is a comfortable premium leather, ladies walking shoe designed to have a more flexible forefoot with a mesh lining on the interior that lets your feet breath. The lightweight EVA outsole gives excellent walking grip and stability. This is a great casual shoe that offers comfort with walking pleasure and is available in eyecatching Merlot red, Admiral blue or traditional black colours. Bayside Shoes also offers an extensive range of work & formal LARGE size shoes for women (11/42 – 15/46) and men (12 / 45 to 17/51) Bayside Shoes is located at 103 Railway Parade, Seaford on the corner of Clovelly Parade and has both free and disability parking near its entrance with wheel chair ramp access to the store. View the Bayside Shoes range on its website baysideshoewarehouse.com.au or phone 03 9785 1887 if you have an enquiry.

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They also provide advice and prepare Wills and Powers of Attorney (Financial) at a very affordable fixed rate. Plus, they commonly practice in the areas of Probate (Deceased Estates), Will or Estate Disputes. The team are passionate about the work that they do and are committed to achieving practical and effective outcomes for all their clients. Denise Dwyer Lawyers are located at 379 Nepean Hwy, Frankston or phone 9781 4612.

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Helping to maintain an independent life WESTERNPORT Mobility have long specialised in the sale and repair of mobility scooters and home mobility products, and have now introduced a whole new range of living aids. Proof that a good business is constantly growing and keeping with the times, Westernport Mobility have expanded into health care products in the home. Owner Ray Percival says it’s part of providing a wider service to the community.“We now have lift chairs which are ideal for when people have had operations like hip replacements. They might need a lift chair temporarily after surgery, or they might need one full time in their home,” says Ray. “At Westernport Mobility, you can either hire or buy depending on your needs.” Another part of the new range is products to help those with rheumatism.“We have jar and bottle openers, and other home aids like special cutlery for those with arthritis, that help people maintain an independent life,” says Ray. At Westernport Mobility, it’s all about supplying products that make it easier for everyday living. You can buy or hire most products, including mobility scooters, beds, lift chairs, walking aids, and living aids. “Since opening the new store in Hastings we have been able to expand and improve our range for the community,” says Ray. Westernport Mobility has qualified service technicians to provide clients with prompt and expert repairs and service. With its number one commitment to customer service, Westernport Mobility offer home demonstrations of products as well.

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Your hearing questions answered IS it important for patients to see an audiologist if they think they may be having difficulties hearing? Yes, if you are starting to notice difficulties it’s important to have a full hearing test. We don’t just test which sounds you can hear, we also check how clearly you can understand speech, in quiet and in background noise. Some common indications that you may have a hearing loss are: • Turning the TV up • Frequently asking for repeats • Not being able to hear properly on the telephone • Difficulty in noisy situations such as restaurants • Missing out on important parts of the conversation Often your partner or a close family member may be the first person to notice that you are having difficulty hearing. Is it true that a lot of patients don’t actually need hearing aids? Yes. Probably 25 percent of those that we see do choose to get hearing aids. Some people have a little bit of hearing loss that we just need to talk about, and continue to monitor. Are there steps people who aren’t ready for hearing aids can do to help combat hearing loss? Yes. Pick a seat in a restaurant where you can see the faces of the people that you are taking to. This can make it easier to follow what they are saying. With the television, if you’re not ready for hearing aids, we can get a set of cordless headphones. These can be one of the best options for hearing the TV clearly. Are there ever very simple solutions to hearing loss? Yes. Sometimes a hearing loss can be caused by ear wax blocking the canal.

If someone needs a hearing aid, should they always choose the most expensive, top-of-theline model? Most people don’t need the most expensive hearing aids, fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. It really is patient specific. You don’t always need the absolute top-of the-line hearing aid technology, if the features that you need are available in something less expensive. At Chelsea Hearing, we always offer you a range of options, and it is up to you to choose something that you are comfortable with. You should never feel pressured to proceed with hearing aids that you don’t feel ready for. Are smaller hearing aids more expensive? Generally, the style of the hearing aid does not have very much impact on the price. There are very good, small hearing aids available at all price points. Larger hearing aids are not necessarily less expensive either. The good news is that the very small, comfortable hearing aids are suitable for most people these days. How much do hearing aids cost? Most people who are on a Centrelink pension (such as an age pension or a disability pension) are eligible for the Office of Hearing Services Voucher program. This enables them to choose from a range of hearing aids that are “free-to-client”. These hearing aids have improved significantly over the past few years, and a lot of people are pleasantly surprised at how natural they sound, and how small and comfortable they can be. Pensioners can also choose to contribute to more expensive hearing aids if they wish. For people who are not eligible for the voucher program, hearing aids typically start at $2,700 for a pair.

What brand of hearing aids to you recommend? Chelsea Hearing is an independent clinic. We fit hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers. Our recommendations are made after we have tested your hearing, looked in your ears, and had a discussion about the things that you want to hear well. We also take the time to consider your preference for style and size of the hearing aids, as well as your budget. We will recommend the most appropriate hearing aids for you, and we will always give you a range of options to choose from. What is your philosophy on health care? If I wouldn’t do it for my Mum or Dad, I don’t do it for a patient. When I’m making recommendations for a patient, I think “if this was my mum or dad, with this hearing loss, and these difficulties, would I be making the same recommendations?”. If the answer is “yes”, then I know I’m doing my best for a patient. What does the relationship you have with your patients mean to you? The patient comes first. The patient is your customer and you want to have the healthiest, happiest patient that you can. That makes me happy as well. To know that we are helping that patient to be happy is just rewarding. What is one thing about your job that really sticks out in a positive way? It’s really nice to be able to make a difference for people. Often the partner of the person with a hearing loss may have been repeating themselves and having to speak louder for years. When we help with a hearing loss (often with hearing aids) it’s often the family members who notice the benefit first. Suddenly they don’t have to repeat everything, and they don’t get so tired from speaking loudly all day. It can make a big difference for the whole family.

Do you have rules that you live by when treating patients? My number one rule is to take things at the right pace of the individual patient. Some people come in here, and they know they want to get hearing aids and they want to get it all happening as quickly as possible. Other people come in, and they are having some difficulties hearing, but they don’t know if they have a hearing loss. They may need a little bit more time to understand their hearing loss, and the options available. It doesn’t help anyone to push someone into getting hearing aids before they are ready for them, or to pressure someone to purchase hearing aids that cost more than they are comfortable with. Sometimes the best thing to do is explain what’s causing the problem, and what solutions are available. It can also be helpful to bring your partner or a close family member to your appointment with you.

Your audiologist, Cathryn Williams

Hearing problems? We can help you Chelsea Hearing is accredited by the Office of Hearing Services to provide services to eligible pensioners. This includes free to client hearing tests and hearing aids.

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Hearing tests for adults and children Hearing aids Hearing classes Custom earplugs for swimming, musicians and communication earpieces

Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm To make an appointment call Cathryn on 8740 2135 Address: Suite 3, 8 The Strand, Chelsea Email: reception@chelseahearing.com.au

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DAYTIME MUSIC+ THEATRE

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Friday 21 May 1.30pm & 4.30pm Tickets: $19-$21 Witness the athleticism, energy and grace of the stars of tomorrow in a show celebrating the art of ballet. Book at thefac.com.au or call 03 97841060

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Tuesday 13 July 7.30pm Tickets: $27-$60 Celebrate the adventure and heart of two of Australia i s great actresses (reunited on stage!) Book at thefac.com.au or call 03 97841060

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DAYTIME MUSIC+ THEATRE

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Friday 4June, 10.30am & 1.30pm Tickets: $19-$21 A joyous, foot stamping, hand clapping celebration of the swinging 60s featuring songs of Tom Jones and more! Book at thefac.com.au or call 03 97841060

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Clarenvale - a Hidden Gem

TUCKED away in a quiet suburban street, in the heart of Chelsea, is a boutique, quiet, safe and secure retirement village - Clarenvale. Serving the over 55’s for over 19 years, Clarenvale Village gives a true sense of community from the moment you are greeted by its residents. They are every bit involved and keep active with the many social functions and events that their own committee organises. Upon stepping foot into the newly renovated Clarenvale community centre, it immediately becomes clear that this is no ordinary village. With the addition of some great amenities such as a commercial grade kitchen ideal for large residents functions and parties, large outdoor decking with plenty of seating arrangements, heated alfresco area and even a fully equipped surround sound movie theatre, the residents are spoilt for choice. In the communal outdoor spaces, you cannot help but appreciate the well-established gardens, landscaped and maintained to the standard which is not a common site among other villages that compare. From the manicured small cottage front garden beds, to the mature, perfectly pruned trees, everything seems balanced and tranquil. There’s even a community veggie garden and cleverly placed fruit trees around areas that utilise the under

used garden spaces. Heading into Clarenvale’s available units, they all feature open plan functional layouts, two bedrooms for family or friends to stay over or simply be used as study/storage room and most units have single car garage for safe secure parking and that extra bit of storage. With modern quality fixtures and fittings and neutral decor you feel right at home. Step outside the village grounds and you will find every amenity at your doorstep. Only 32km south of the CBD, Chelsea shops, public transport, parks, churches and an abundance of sporting clubs are all within easy reach. Local chemists and major shopping centres even offer home delivery services. For entertainment and leisure, moments away are local cafes, restaurants and beaches and if golf inspires you, Clarenvale is centrally located on the sand belt with several golf courses just a short drive away. If you are in the market and considering making that step into retirement living, after a new lifestyle, want to downsize, have very little maintenance worries and pay low service fees, then it is well worth visiting Clarenvale Village and seeing the wonderful community they have created. They can be contacted on 03 9772 4080 or found online at www.clarenvalevillage.com.au

Age on Stage: How trips to the theatre improve wellbeing WHEN Gordon Dunlop retired and settled into his new life on the peninsula, he became a member of the Frankston Arts Centre to stay connected to the arts. “I became a member because there’s stimulating and affordable programming, which also meant I do not have to travel into the city as much for good theatre.” As people live longer, we are often looking for ways to enrich our lives with quality and enjoyment. Although minimal studies have formally evaluated the benefits of theatre on mature minds, the anecdotal evidence agrees with Gordon’s experience in that seeing live performance can have a positive impact mentally and socially. Usually attending alone, Gordon often “strikes up chats with strangers about the performances we are seeing”. “I do consider my FAC membership as an important component of my cultural life now and a potential way into some social engagement in my new life.” When asked what he enjoys most about live performance, Gordon enthuses “It has a physical intensity, spontaneity and intimacy that cannot be matched in cinematic, televisual or online performance… there is a shared communal experience.” Participation in the arts and experiencing live performance is known to have a positive impact on health and wellbeing for all ages, decreasing anxiety and loneliness, increasing your sense of value and purpose and other emotional and imagination benefits. Frankston Arts Centre members, Colin and Myrtle Hughes, explain how this experience affects them, “Live theatre is just priceless in its embrace, as the experience will often touch you deeply and that then is enhanced by sharing it with those around you. “We typically just go together but know that we’ll meet many friends there that we see every time, including the staff.” When asked to name their favourite show seen at the Frankston Arts Centre, Colin and Myrtle are hard-pressed to choose one. “Top of the bill would be the Sydney Dance Theatre with their exquisite heart-wrenching performances, but alongside

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them are the fantastic performances by our local musical theatre group, the Peninsula Light Opera Society, whose musicals are as good as those we see in the city or overseas. “But a significant part of the joy of the FAC is the constant variety - the opportunity to have the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, international opera and ballet companies, Australian playwrights, musicians, singers, dancers, comedians and choirs all 15 minutes from your door in an almost unattainable cascade of entertainment!” For Gordon, his favourite performance was a surprise to him as he isn’t “normally a big dance fan - but this show was a bravura, virtuoso performance embracing a century of dance styles and history. “100 Year History of Dance in 60 minutes was informative, funny and reverential. Joseph’s characterization was endearing and the dancing in a range of styles was extraordinary. He finished with whole audience participation and had an incredible rapport with the audience and an ability not only to hold, but to rivet, their attention.” You can join the Frankston Arts Centre as a Member at any time of year for the low cost of $40 for an Individual or $80 for a Joint Membership. Benefits include discounted tickets, invitations to the annual Season launch event, priority bar service, deferred payment for tickets and pre-sale opportunities. For more information, visit thefac.com.au.

Pictured right: Daytime Music + Theatre favourites, Rachel Beck and Rhonda Burchmore, performing in the FAC Theatre. photo supplied

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Stable home for mistreated horses HORSES that have been mistreated have a new home at Pearcedale. The purpose-built stables opened last week at the RSPCA’s Peninsula Animal Care Centre will be used for vulnerable horses in need of care, rehabilitation, and rehoming. Since July 2014, more than 420 horses and donkeys have been cared for by the RSPCA after being reported to its inspectorate. Paid for by the state government, the Pearcedale stables are equipped to enable more effective treatment and rehabilitation of seized horses. The stables can accommodate animals with a range of health concerns and needing shelter and rest during treatment. RSPCA Victoria CEO Dr Liz Walker said the stables marked a new phase of care at the Pearcedale shelter. “Horse welfare is of particular concern in Victoria. In 2019 – 2020, RSPCA Victoria’s inspectorate received more than 6700 cruelty reports involving horses and is currently monitoring more than 900 horses in the community which are, or may become, vulnerable,” Dr Walker said. Agriculture Minister Mary-Anne Thomas said the government was “building a state that fosters the caring and respectful treatment of animals”. Dr Walker said the design of the stables was “underpinned by an understanding that some of the animals that come into our care are from poor welfare backgrounds or may never have spent time in a stable or

THE RSPCA has new, modern stables at Pearcedale for horses that come under its care. Picture: Supplied confined space”. Low maintenance, the stables had “simple and safe access for cleaning and ease of purpose. “The design elevates the use of natural light and air flow and includes dedicated water tanks, has energy effi-

cient lighting, security and the ability to stage CCTV,” Dr Walker said. There are five indoor stalls with sand day-yards, revolving feed bins, sliding stable doors and rubber flooring. A wall can be moved to create more space and there is room for a

mare and foal along with a crush to help with horses needing veterinary treatment. The stables are completed with a tack and a feed room with room for scales and a hot wash bay with nonslip flooring. Keith Platt

Register pets OWNERS of cats and dogs on the Mornington Peninsula must renew pet registrations by Saturday 10 April. All cats and dogs over the age of three months must also be microchipped. Services for pets provided by Mornington Peninsula Shire financed from the registration fees include: off-leash dog areas (mornpen.vic.gov.au/leashfree); the Community Animal Shelter and Pound which cares for lost pets and finds new homes for unclaimed cats and dogs (mornpen. vic.gov.au/lostpets); and rangers who respond to dog attacks and nuisance complaints. Cats must be de-sexed to be registered within the shire unless the cat and owner are a member of the Feline Control Council. It costs $50 a year to register a de-sexed dog or cat and discounts apply for pension card holders. The fine for owning an unregistered dog or cat is $330. The shire is offering free first year registration for eligible residents whose pets are microchipped and registered within eight weeks of taking ownership or moving into the municipality. Animals adopted from the animal shelter will also be registered for free. To change an animal’s microchip details go to car.com.au. Pet registration fees can be paid online, over the phone and in person. Details: mornpen.vic.gov. au/petregistration to learn more about the different ways to pay your registration.

100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

First ‘aerial delivery’ of bread in Australia Compiled by Cameron McCullough RESIDENTS and holiday makers at Cowes, Phillip Island, were awakened on Good Friday morning by the droning of an aeroplane, and a favored few received “hot x buns” from the clouds. Mr H. McColl, baker, and storekeeper, of Cowes, realising his inability to supply the needs of the large parties of campers on the isle, arranged with Messrs Borer & Co, the Port Melbourne bread manufacturers, to supply him with 100 large loaves, and a bag of buns by aerial delivery. Pilot Graham Carey, accompanied by Mr H. Stranaghan, left the Port Melbourne aerodrome on Thursday afternoon with their novel cargo, travelling by way of Westernport. The airmen had a rough and bumpy flight, and in the vicinity of Mount Eliza it was a case of “What-oh, Eliza!”. Darkness setting in, and being unacquainted with the landing place at Cowes, they stayed at the Flinders Naval Base, Crib Point, for the night. Resuming their flight next morning the aviator flew across Westernport to Cowes in 10 minutes – the actual time for the entire trip from Port Melbourne being 35 minutes. A landing was effected about 7 a.m. on Mrs H. Vaughan’s property, and the first aerial bread delivery in Australia was thus accomplished. Mrs Vaughan secured the first loaf. Mr Carey remained at Cowes for the holidays, and gave exhibition stunts and also made a number of passenger flights. *** Information was received in

Frankston on Monday night from Perth that the famous aviator, Lieutenant McIntosh, and his friend, Mr Joy, had been killed at Pithara, 300 miles from Perth, whilst a passenger was badly injured. Lieut McIntosh accompanied Lieut Ray Parer, R. F. C., on his flight from England and was fairly well known at Frankston, where he and Lieut Parer were publicly welcomed on their return to Australia. Lieut McIntosh, who was of Scottish descent, enlisted in the A.I.F. and after a period of service abroad, elected to accompany Lieut Parer on his aeroplane flight to Australia last year. They left Hounslow on January 8th, 1920, long after Sir Ross Smith had successfully completed his flight to Australia. After an eventful flight, the aviators reached Port Darwin in August 2nd. But owing to an enforced landing, their machine was smashed at Culcairn, and they had to complete the journey in a Defence Department machine. Lieut McIntosh some months ago successfully made an overland motorcycle trip, with a passenger, to Western Australia. Lieut McIntosh’s tragic death naturally came as a great shock to Lieut Parer, and will be universally regretted by residents of the Frankston district. *** AN old farmer was leading an old horse down the Somerville road when a motor car came along. The old “neddy” stopped dead for the moment, and then began to “play up”. The motorist halted his car to give

the farmer a chance to get the horse past the car. The old horse was at last reluctantly urged to go by. “Your horse seems a bit frightened of cars, doesn’t he?” remarked the driver. “Yes”, replied the farmer, “he is that, but he were just the same when the railway trains first come in.” Presumably that horse would be correctly described as “aged”! *** SOME weeks ago Mr. F. L. Edmunds, with a friend, made a voyage round Port Phillip in a canoe. Starting from the Yarra, the voyage was completed in 10 days. The first stage ended at Black Rock, the second at Davey’s Bay. “Past the Mentone foreshore to the famous Frankston Hill,” says Mr. Edmunds. “the bay was like leadcoloured oil.” They camped in a cave at Davey’s Bay, where they “ glided slowly over weed covered places pitted with fairy pools,” and then paddled on past Fisherman’s Point, Marina Cove, across Balcombe Bay to Dromana, Sorrento, Rosebud, and Rye, thence to Queenscliff and home. The residents of Rosebud gave them a hearty welcome and banded together to heartily recognise “ the voyage of the Cachalot” – not Frank Bullen’s famous “Cachalot”, but Frank Edmunds! *** THE drawing for the Alfred Hospital raffles, advertised in “ The Standard” for some time has resulted as follows: Motor Car, 57917; Kitchen, 13279; Bond, 2755; Jardinere, 795; Ham, 1st

3098; Sugar, 2nd 307; Tea, 3rd 3866; Cigarette Case, 706; Adornment,1923; Linen, 4445; Mercery, 392; Pendant, 2788; Cruet 382; Doll, 14967; Hall Stand, 1627; Clock, 529; Statuette, 464; Suit Case, 2702; Oil Painting, 103. Prizes not claimed within three months will be sold and proceeds devoted to Alfred Hospital Fund. *** MR. Lionel Ings had a lucky escape from a serious accident just before the holidays. Whilst cycling down Oliver’s Hill the bar of the bike snapped, and he was thrown heavily. Apart from a severe shaking, he, however, escaped serious hurt. *** A CORRESPONDENT states that he was very much impressed with a pumpkin patch at Mr. W. Tabb’s place. He states that Mr. Tabb has 90 pumpkins on eight vines, many going to 40 lbs. in weight. “The Standard’s” informant says he purchased three pumpkins and they weighed 93 lbs. in the aggregate. This is a testimony to the richness of the soil hereabouts, though we believe, in this case, inoculation was carried out. *** THE annual tournament of the Flinders Golf Club was played during the holidays, and proved a wonderful attraction to visitors. There was the astounding entry of 740 for the various events, including 116 for the Men’s Handicap, and some of the leading players of the State took part.

The club’s flag was flying half mast as a tribute to the late Mr. Clifford Welsh, who was killed whilst motoring to Flinders to compete. *** ARRANGED by the Mornington Progress Association and the Brighton Yacht Club, the first regatta for 20 years was held at Mornington at Easter time. The pier and the cliffs were crowded with spectators, and some well-known yachts competed, including The Rip and Lord Forster’s Yeulba; which was second to Eun-na-marra in the Nine Metre event. Amongst the principal yachts competing were the Independence, Ardale (winner of the Restricted event), The Rip, The Idler, The Joker, Worane, and the Windarra. The event is now likely to become an annual fixture. *** DURING this month we have had the representative of one of Brisbane’s most foremost fruit merchants in our district, Mr. Livingstone. This firm is well known throughout Queensland, and until this last two years have not handled any of our apples nor pears. They are whole-hearted in their desire to give the growers in the district the very best services possible in Queensland. Mr. Livingstone informs us that Queensland apples this season have been ruined by the demon fruit-fly. An advt. appears in to day’s issue. *** FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 1 April 1921

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The Unbearable Lightness of Jorts By Stuart McCullough LET’S be honest: some things simply were never meant to be. What may have been intended as a glorious combination ends up an abomination, spurned by all. By trying to be all things to all people, you end up being nothing at all. Whoever thought of combining Vegemite and ice cream should be immediately deported, even if they were born here. The decision to merge Australian Rules Football with tiddlywinks to create ‘AFL X’ is best forgotten. But the decision to merge jeans and shorts into one unholy piece of casual apparel is simply unforgivable. Like ‘Labradoodle’, ‘Liger’ and ‘Turducken’, the term ‘jorts’ is really just a sum of its inglorious parts. For those lucky people who are unfamiliar with them; jeans and shorts, mixed together, equal ‘jorts’. While some may regard this as innovative, it’s my view that nature intended some things to be separate. You are either wearing jeans or you are wearing shorts. You cannot do both at once. You must pick a side and stick with it. Without a word of warning, jorts seem to be making a comeback. Granted, for some they probably never went away. But I had noted a distinct decline which I had wrongly assumed was a broader social compact that we – as a nation – were moving on from jorts. Clearly, I was misinformed. For now they appear to have returned, stronger than ever. Perhaps it happened during lockdown – people gave up hope and, thus, determined that with nothing left to lose,

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they may as well wear jorts. My message to this people is simple – don’t give up hope. And while you’re busy not giving up hope, put some slacks on. I’m sure some of you regard this as something of an over-reaction on my part. You couldn’t be more wrong. Quite simply, there are some things

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that should never be combined. You wouldn’t mix vodka and cornflakes. Or, if you would, you clearly have bigger problems; but it’s fair to say that mixing vodka and breakfast cereal generally is a very bad idea. You see my point. Truth is, I have good reason to be sensitive on the subject of jorts.

That’s because I once owned a pair. Worse still, I made my own. As a kid, I had a pair of jeans that were worn through at the knees. This was a common thing when I was growing up. There’s a glorious time in your life when all your long pants have holes in the knees, because you both frequently fall over and get back up again. As a kid, falling over is an everyday occurrence and, frankly, no biggie. At some indeterminate point, falling over is a huge deal and to be avoided at all costs. I had obviously fallen over in these particular jeans many, many times. It’s not that I thought jorts were a good idea. It’s that I wanted to get away from wearing what my classmates referred to as ‘budgie smugglers’ during swimming. Everyone else had moved on to board shorts. Except for me. To say that I felt exposed is true both emotionally and physically. My pleas to upgrade to board shorts fell, if not on deaf ears, then ears that were either deliberately turned off or preoccupied with Dr. Hook or Nana Mouskouri to listen. I had to take both matters and a pair of scissors into my own hands. I guess as a subspecies, you’d describe the end product as ‘cutoffs’ – a distinct branch of the broader jort family. My efforts were, at best, imprecise. Tragically, I’d cut too high; meaning that when I wore them, the pockets hung below the shorts. But as ugly as they were, I was able to wear them swimming and achieve a level of coverage that, for me, had been hitherto unknown. Next time I went

to the pool, I felt more than comfortable. I felt invincible. I wore my jorts all summer. The following year, I reached into the wardrobe to retrieve them to find that the zip and completely rusted and could not be closed. Wearing budgie smugglers is one thing. Wearing jorts with the fly undone would be a new kind of humiliation entirely. I had no choice but to return to speedos. To have never loved is one thing. But to have loved and lost is a unique kind of pain. So it is with jorts. To have never worn jorts would have been one thing. But to have worn them and then to return to speedos was a humiliation too great to bear. In such dire circumstances, I did the only sensible thing I could – I stopped swimming entirely. But despite this, jorts have remained something of a trigger for me. Just the most fleeting of glimpses and I am twelve years old, exposed and about to dive in, wishing I was invisible. Doubtless, there are some people reading this who feel very strongly that jorts are a legitimate form of selfexpression. In a way, I guess they are. But for me, I prefer the pure breeds. When I wear jeans, they will reach all the way to my ankles. On the rare occasion that I choose to wear shorts, there will not be a trace of denim. For those who are committed to the cause, let me simply say this: spare a thought for others. Perhaps wear jorts only in total darkness. Or underneath proper pants. You’ll be glad you did. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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Red Hill hold on for thriller win DIVISION ONE

IN a split round to kick off the 2021 season, Red Hill have held off Dromana for a one point win. Red Hill were 20 points up at three quarter time, but Dromana made a last quarter charge and nearly clinched it. Dromana kicked four goals to one in the last to fall just short.

Sam Fowler slotted three goals for Dromana, while Jonathon Ross and Christopher Irving scored two each for Red Hill. It was a bad day for EdithvaleAspendale as they were smashed by Bonbeach by over 100 points. Playing away from home, they were only nine points down at quarter time, but it was all downhill from there.

The fourth quarter was pure humiliation, as Edithvale-Aspendale put on just one point against Bonbeach's 51 points. Trent Dennis-Lane was the best for Bonbeach, slotting seven goals for the day. Jack Sullivan booted four, and David Armitage, Michael Turville, Justin Bennett and Tyson Murray slotted two each. Michael Meehan was the best for

Edithvale-Aspendale with three majors. It was a worrying start to the season for Sorrento, being beaten soundly by Rosebud. After a strong first quarter where Rosebud kicked four goals to one, Sorrento were never in it, and went down by 55 points in the end. Straight kicking was an issue for the Sharks with only two majors for

the day (James Hallahan and Nick Corp) and nine minor scores. The best kicking of the day for Rosebud was Jai Nanscawen with four goals. The round completes on the weekend with Frankston YCW taking on Pines and Frankston Bombers up against Mt Eliza.

Calder kicks nine in Mornington win DIVISION TWO

DEVON Meadows and Pearcedale kicked off 2021 last week with the opening match of the season. There was not much in it all day, but Devon Meadows held the lead all day and ended up with a 14 point win. It was a Good Friday for Mornington at home as they started their 2021 campaign with a bang against Karingal. Karingal never got close all day and Mornington's relentless pressure saw the lead get larger over the four quarters.

Jackson Calder was a stand out for Mornington slotting nine goals and one point for the day. It overshadowed an otherwise strong performance by Trent Attard (four goals) and Warwick Miller (three goals) and a string of single goal scorers on the Mornington list. For Karingal, Bryce Kellerman, Jai Triep and Sam Glenn scored two goals each. The home ground advantage did nothing to help Tyabb, who were thrashed by a rampaging Rye. The Demon's first quarter score (6-4) ended up being Tyabb's score

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for the entire outing, as the Yabbies struggled to stay in the game. Tom Hughes impressed with a haul of five goals for Rye, ably assisted by Joshua Gana with three. Speaking to the depth of Rye's line-up, 12 further players scored single goals for the day. Goals were few and far between for Tyabb, but Rhys Chalkley slotted half his team's total with a three goal effort for the day. Singles were scored by Damien Plane, Luke Stanton, and Simon Rahilly. Langwarrin got off to a slow start against Seafod Tigers with a ten

point lead at quarter time. But from then on, it was full speed ahead, eventually doubling Seaford's score for a resounding win. Sean Herdman was the best kick for Seaford, scoring four goals, with Mitchell Mathie scoring three for the day. Joshua Dormer, Matthew Peynenborg and Mark Baguley scored two goals each. Aaron Walton was the best for Seaford Tigers with three goals. Matthew Ravenall and Brodie Scully scored two goals each. Chelsea made life tough for Crib Point, with a strong first quarter that

the Magpies never managed to recover from. Booting five goals to one in the first, Chelsea stamped their authority on the game, and try as they might, Crib Point didn't manage to claw it back. It was hardly a thrashing though and after being 27 points down at the end of the first quarter, they only went down by 22 points for the day. Somerville got the year off to a good start with a 96 - 45 win over Hastings.

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Can Pines do it? You betcha! SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie FRANKSTON Pines left online betting agencies reeling with a stunning 4-1 demolition of Epping City in their fourth round FFA Cup tie last Thursday night. Bet 365 had a Pines’ win at $4.50 fixed odds on the morning of the clash between State 2 visitor Epping City and its State 3 host at Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve. Those odds were snapped up by punters and tumbled throughout the day with Pines eventually starting a firm odds-on favourite. At one stage rival online agency Sportsbet was forced to suspend betting on a Pines’ win. Alex Roberts sent bookmakers scurrying for cover after just 12 minutes with a low drive from the right that went in off the far post. But Pines keeper Aeseli Batikasa had a brain fade in the 24th minute when he came off his line to meet a free-kick and spilled the ball for an easy equaliser from Munashe Chagumaira. Then Epping keeper Max Minuzzo returned the favour just before halftime when he failed to connect properly with a Jordan Avraham corner and Scott Webster headed home. Two quickfire cautions in the second half saw Webster red carded in the 55th minute. He was verbally abused by a section of Epping fans as he walked to the dressing room but less than an hour later those same fans were making a sorrowful and silent exit as they headed to the carpark. Losing can be hard to take at the best of times but when you are outplayed and eventually humbled by 10 men from a lower league opponent it can make a long journey home much more painful. Avraham’s audacious attempt from 30 metres in the 73rd minute struck the bar and went over but Pines kept pressing superbly and three minutes later Roberts got his second. Epping defender Thomas Koutsouras couldn’t control the ball and Joe O’Connor nipped in and sent Roberts down the right. Roberts cut inside his opponent

Punters’ pal: Frankston Pines and Fijian international striker Tito Vodawaqa (centre) torments two opponents in the local side’s 4-1 Cup win over Epping City last week as teammate Jordan Avraham (left) enjoys the moment. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

then hit a low left-foot shot that beat Minuzzo at his near post to make it 3-1. But the goal that sealed a horrible night for Epping was a Tito Vodawaqa master class in close control, dribbling skill, pace and cool finishing. He stole possession with a dragback that left his first opponent bamboozled. Now he had two defenders between him and Minuzzo but that wasn’t a problem. He skipped past both of them as if they were training cones then drew Minuzzo and calmly slotted the ball into goal. Game over. Humiliation complete. On Saturday Mornington pulled off one of the upsets of round 4 of the FFA Cup with a 3-2 win against Box Hill United at Wembley Park. This result was made more remark-

able as the Seagulls sent out a young matchday squad to face their NPL3 opponent. Taylor Davidson, Josh Heaton, Steve Elliott, Andy McIntyre, Andrew Goff, Mark Vengelli, Charlie Gunning, Luke Goulding, Sam Scott, Craig Smart, Matty Harrington, Josh Hine and Milos Lujic were either rested or recovering from injury. For the record Mornington’s starting line-up included eight teenagers and in 4-3-3 formation it was: Jerry Swift – Lachie Hogben, Jamie Davidson, Ben Hughes, Thanasi Matziaris – Ethan Goulding, Kyron Kerr, Wayne Gordon – Zach Hutchison, Tom Wood, Campbell Steedman. And what a display this young side put on. Seventeen-year-old Tom Wood opened the scoring in the 12th minute by volleying home the rebound after a

Zac Hutchison shot struck the bar. Conor McDonald made it 1-1 in the 39th minute but Wayne Gordon, who was captaining Mornington, restored the visitors’ lead in time added with a great break and finish to make it 2-1 at half-time. Gordon’s curling left-foot strike made it 3-1 in the 74th minute but four minutes later Ethan Goulding was sent off. Stuart Edgar made it 3-2 in the 84th minute and Mornington was forced into a rear-guard action for the final 10 minutes. But with young keeper Jerry Swift in superb form the underdogs held on for a memorable win. On Easter Friday at Mosaic Reserve an upset was on the cards after goals from Henrique Pimenta had home team Whittlesea United leading 2-0 against NPL2 side Langwarrin after

just 24 minutes. A lunging challenge on Tom Youngs from Whittlesea’s Musa Kamara earned a red card in the 53rd minute and nine minutes later Isaiah Joseph got clear in a one-on-one with Whittlesea keeper Frano Saric to trigger a Langy fightback. George Howard converted from the spot in the 70th minute after Luke Burgess was fouled in the area and a stunning left-foot volley from Wayne Wallace in the 78th minute put Langy ahead for the first time. Langy caught Whittlesea on the break in the 86th minute and although Saric did well to stop Young’s initial attempt he couldn’t stop him a second time as the visitors ran out 4-2 winners. On Saturday a young Peninsula Strikers line-up bowed out of the Cup with a 6-0 loss to NPL2 outfit North Geelong Warriors. North Geelong had gone into the clash a warm favourite given the different league status of these sides and by half-time led 3-0 with a Tom Hidic strike from a tight angle on the left, a glancing header from George Ellis and a low left-foot shot from Jamie Nogger after cutting inside from the right past teenage Strikers’ defender Cody Storton-French. Second-half goals from Hidic, Yugi Kin and Luka Skoko rounded off the scoreline. League action resumes this weekend and here are the round 3 fixtures: SATURDAY, 3pm: Langwarrin v Moreland Zebras (Lawton Park), Mornington v Casey Comets (Dallas Brooks Park), Peninsula Strikers v Brandon Park (Centenary Park), Knox City v Skye Utd (Egan Lee Reserve), Ashburton Utd v Frankston Pines (Ashburton Park), Baxter v Chelsea (Baxter Park), Seaford Utd v Springvale City (North Seaford Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Endeavour Utd (Tyabb Central Reserve), Mount Martha v Casey Panthers (Civic Reserve). SATURDAY, 8.30pm: Rosebud v Aspendale Stingrays (Olympic Park).

An Agreeable win for Freedman camp HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou ANTHONY and Sam Freedman’s promising filly Agreeable returned to the winner’s stall on Saturday 03 April with a comfortable victory in the Bill Collins Handicap at Caulfield. Having been winless since her debut victory at Geelong in May last year, Agreeable has collected two fourth’s in the Group Three Quezette Stakes and the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes as well as finishing fifth in last year’s Group One Thousand Guineas. Ridden by Jamie Kah, Agreeable hit her customary ‘flat spot’ at the 600m mark before picking up and reeling in her rivals with ease. The three-yearold daughter of Sebring won by onelength over the Symon Wilde-trained Pride Of Jenni despite wanting to wait for her rivals once hitting the lead. Freedman’s stable representative Steve Adams said Saturday’s win came as a much-deserved confidence boost for the filly after racing super

consistently throughout her eight-start career. “She won her first race start and she’d been running well in between races but it’s good to see her get her confidence back today and win another race,” Steve Adams said. “I was a little bit worried when she came off the bit and [Jamie Kah] had to give her a couple of reminders at the 600m but then on the corner when she made that ground up, I thought she’d finish over the top.” Jockey Jamie Kah said being able to sit closer in the run has made a massive difference this preparation. “It’s nice to see her come back and actually travel and jump a bit better than she used to. She’s just switched on a bit more I think and today she showed that she could jump a bit better and sit closer and that’s probably what was holding her back last prep,” she said post-race. “She was solid today and she was probably still waiting for them on the line so I thought it was a really good

win.” The Freedman stable said they were still working out what trip best suits the promising filly. “We’re not sure if she runs quite a

strong 2000m,” Steve Adams said. “I think there’s a 1400m three-year-old stakes race in a month in Adelaide and then we might just keep her at stakes grade and out to a mile after that.”

Eased down: Anthony and Sam Freedman’s Agreeable scores a comfortable one-length victory at Caulfield on Saturday 03 April. Picture: Supplied

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