Camper continues outstanding run Ellerton Zahra Racing

Nov 26, 2015

Ellerton Zahra Racing’s brilliant week continued when Not A Happy Camper scored a determined win at Bendigo.

The Flemington stable has been in terrific form in a run that began when Rough Justice posted a strong Moonee Valley win last Friday night.

Durendal scored at Ballarat 24 hours later before Pinyarda and Hetuka Zarsho combined for a double at Kilmore.

Not A Happy Camper stepped out in the Irene McParland 100th Birthday Handicap (1300m) at Bendigo and had the services of the champion jockey Damien Oliver.

Oliver kept it simple on Not A Happy Camper, letting the mare find a comfortable rhythm behind the leaders before pushing her into the clear rounding the home turn.

Not A Happy Camper took time to wind up before the powerfully-built mare hit her top in the last 200m as she strode to a comfortable win.

Oliver said trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra had the mare primed for more wins during the summer period.

“I think up to a mile won’t be a problem for her,” Oliver said.

“She’s brave and I think she’s in at the right time of the year for her.

“She responded really well to me and I think she can have a successful preparation at this time of the year.”

Not A Happy Camper’s latest win was her third in 15 starts while the $16,500 winner’s cheque took her prizemoney to more than $80,000.

Congratulations to great stable supporters First Light Racing and all involved with Not A Happy Camper’s thrilling Bendigo success.