Frankston Times 19 April 2022

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Red Hill and Dromana draw, Bulls get on the board MPNFL

By Brodie Cowburn


NOTHING could separate Red Hill and Dromana at the end of their Good Friday match last weekend. Red Hill Recreation Reserve hosted the two sides. Both sides found it difficult to hit the scoreboard all day. The game went right down to the wire, and when the final siren sounded they were all square. The game finished as a draw - 7.7 (49) to 7.7 (49). Billy Guerts was Dromana’s best. He kicked four of their seven goals for the day. Harry Sullivan kicked two for Red Hill. Bonbeach and Edithvale-Aspendale also faced each other on Good Friday. Bonbeach emerged victorious after a hard-fought battle. Bonbeach had some trouble with their goal kicking accuracy, but still managed to get the win. They triumphed 10.11 (71) to 14.22 (106). Joseph Fisscher and Jack Sullivan kicked three goals each for the winning side. Frankston YCW and Sorrento rounded out the winner’s list with thumping victories over Pines and Rosebud respectively. The Stonecats defeated the Pythons by 51, and the Sharks bested Rosebud by 81.


Pines needled: The Stonecats had a 51 point win over the Pythons. Picture: Craig Barrett

KARINGAL got on the board for the 2022 season by notching up a win over Mornington. Karingal hosted the Bulldogs on Good Friday. Mornington had opportunities in front of goal, but wayward kicking cost them. Karingal took advantage and took out the win 14.9 (93) to 11.14 (80). William Goosey had a good day for the Bulldogs, kicking three goals. Rye picked up a big win on Friday. They put Tyabb to the sword. The Yabbies couldn’t get close to Rye, who ran away with a 56 point win. Andrew Dean was excellent for Rye, booting five goals. Tom Hughes and Tyrren Head kicked two each.

Yaphet starts to deliver on stable’s high hopes HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou CLIFF Brown’s promising three-yearold Yaphet has started to deliver on the stable’s high hopes with a narrow but decisive win at Sale on Friday 15 April. Mornington-based trainer Cliff Brown has always thought the gelded son of Blackfriars would make a “nice horse” and his victory on Friday over another highly-spruiked galloper So You See re-assured that belief. The pair were neck-and-neck all the way down the straight but it was Yaphet who managed to get his nose down at the post to win the $100,000 benchmark 64 contest. There was a staggering six-length margin back to the rest of the field. Brown was certainly pleased with the result, with Yaphet having only had won a maiden race from his nine prior starts. “He’s always given the indication that he’s above average. It was nice to see him do it,” Cliff Brown said. “There’s been a few errors made along the way and his record should be better than it reads but it’s good to start to see that promise be delivered. The second horse looks a really nice one too and they pulled away from the others so that was good to see.” Brown pinpointed a 2000m three-

year-old contest at Caulfield early next month that could suit the progressive stayer for his next outing. Brown’s star sprinter The Inferno also competed in the $500,000 The Country Discovery at Sale on the same day. He settled in his usual position towards the rear of the field and looked to have something to offer turning for home but wasn’t able to let down in the straight. He finished back in seventh and was 6.5-lengths away from the winner, In The Boat. Brown believes he may not have had him fit enough after suffering a couple of setbacks throughout this prep. “He hasn’t had a proper hit out since September,” Brown said. “He almost fell first-up in February and just followed the field around, and then we missed the run in the William Reid last month. He had a few jumpouts heading into Friday but it’s shown that it’s just not the same as race-day fitness.” Brown expects the talented sprinter to bounce back next start, as he did in his first prep in Australia when winning the Group 2 McEwen Stakes second-up. “He over-raced similar to his first race in Australia (finished sixth) and he just knocked up,” Brown said. “He should improve with that under his belt now.” The Inferno’s next race is yet to be decided.

A Good Friday: Cliff Brown’s promising stayer Yaphet demonstrates his above average ability with a win at Sale on Friday 15 April. Picture: Supplied Frankston Times

19 April 2022


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