Pilling getting the best out of Neurum Road
BALLINA trainer Andrew Pilling had his second consecutive win with six-year-old gelding Neurum Road at the Ballina Jockey Club TAB meeting on Saturday.
Neurum Road ($3.50 favourite) has now had two wins from five starts for Pilling after taking out the $15,000 Benchmark 50 Handicap (1610m).
It is also won the Relihan Bowl $6000 Benchmark 50 Handicap (1400m) at a Casino Racing Club non-TAB meeting the previous Saturday.
The six-year-old came to the area from Queensland earlier this year and was initially trained by Ballina's John Everson.
The win on Saturday is its fifth from 35 starts.
"It was a great win, he just ambled along at a nice steady pace," Pilling said.
"You can never be too confident but it was a race that suited him well.
"He's had a few starts now and there's no reason why he can't win a few more races.
"We don't have any big plans for him but I'm sure we'll find something suitable."
Earlier, Lismore trainer Daniel Bowen had a win with seven-year-old mare Roman Conflict ($6) in a Benchmark 55 Handicap (1010m)
It was its first run back following a five-month spell.
There is a short turnaround with another meeting at Ballina today.