Gore trainer Gary Gibson isn't in a hurry to find another race for High Rise.
The Thorn Park gelding won two trials leading into his winning performance in the Travellers Rest Tavern Maiden at Winton today. High Rise was coming back from a six-month break from racing.
''First up over a mile and he seems to have handled it OK,'' Gibson said.
''I'm not sure where he'll race next.''
Gibson copped a $50 fine for presenting High Rise to race without notified gear - side winkers.
The horseman and High Rise's owners, Doug and Mary Gollan, also won with Maitland Grey in the first race, the Water Force and Mitre 10 Maiden.
Mr Kirk raced away with the Aqua Salon and Spa Maiden.
His trainer, Ellis Winsloe, of Knapdale, and owner, the Car Park Drinkers Syndicate, won four cup races with Amazing Charm in the early 2000s.
The Kaapkay, who was scratched in the Aqua Salon and Spa Maiden, has been starring at trials.
''She's got filling in a leg,'' co-trainer Tony Dennis said.
Schockemohle lengthened stride quickly when rider Terry Moseley asked for a maximum effort early in the run home in the Cairns Fencing Contractors Handicap.
Four-year-old Schockemohle hit the line strongly to win by one and three-quarter lengths from King Prawn, with one length to Lady Burlesque third.
Ross Doherty picked up the ride on Lady Burlesque when K C Walters was unable to make the weight. Walters was fined $100.
Also in the judicial report today, Ascot Park trainer Sally McKay told stewards she would not be persevering with Lofty Lad after his distant last in the Travellers Rest Tavern Maiden.
- The Southland Times