Will Dight and Thea – Australian Mini Prix Champions 2022
The Kiernan Plant Hire Mini Prix has been won this afternoon by NSW’s Will Dight and Thea. It was a brilliant performance by this combination and one of only two competitors going double clear.
A total of 22 combinations were entered, having qualified by virtue of being the best ranked combinations over the two qualifying rounds held during the week. There were eight combinations clear who returned for a jump off. First out were Will Dight and Thea who set the standard going clear once again in a time of 38.81 seconds. A further seven combinations all came out and tried to beat Will and Thea’s effort, however, no-one was successful.
Above: Will Dight and Thea
The balance of the podium was supplied by Queensland. Second place, also clear, went to Clem Smith and Quantico 12 with a time of 40.11 seconds. The fastest 4-fault combination was Olivia Hamood and Knock Out 111 who finished in the fastest time on course 35.78 seconds, taking third place. The winning horse from this series last year, Dublin was placed fifth today.
Clem Smith and Quantico 12
Above: Olivia Hamood and Knock Out 111
It was a great competition and a very popular win. Thanks goes to Kiernan Plant Hire for their generous sponsorship of the Series. Placegetters today are as follows:
|2nd||Clem Smith||Quantico 12|
|3rd||Olivia Hamood||Knock Out 111|
|4th||Jamie Winning-Kermond||Tulara Stolensky|
|6th||Tess McInerney||Alpha Centauri|
|7th||Gemma Creighton||It’s Silkbridge|
|8th||Rebecca Jenkins||Fairview Cambridge|
|9th||Jamie Priestley||Oaks Diamantina|
|10th||Emma Smith||DF Balou Bird|
|11th||Kate Rowe||Tulara Connekta|
|12th||Tom McDermott||Warraleigh Park Cortez|