Mark Callaghan delights in impressive Menangle victory

Mark Callaghan
Mark Callaghan

MORISSET trainer Mark Callaghan will look to feature mares races this summer with anticipation after the performances of Culinary Delight and Lovin Miss Daisy at Menangle.

Culinary Delight won and Lovin Miss Daisy was an unlucky fourth in the Ladyship Pace (1609 metres) on Saturday night.

Todd McCarthy gave Culinary Delight a perfect trip in the one-one before the Callaghan-trained seven-year-old mare cruised to a 4.6 metre win in 1.55. It was one of four victories on the night for McCarthy.

Lovin Miss Daisy, driven by Robert Morris, who had a winning treble, was denied a better finish after struggling to find a run from behind the leader.

It was Culinary Delight’s first win at Menangle in almost a year and followed back-to-back placings at the track.

On Sunday, Hunter drivers dominated early at the Tamworth meeting.

Laura Spender (Always Ivy), Lily Hosking (Casual River), Brad Elder (Bennys Avirgin) and Madi Young (Western Safari) had winners to start the program. Elder made it a winning double in the last with Gottashopearly.

Racing returns to the Hunter on Friday night at Newcastle International Paceway.