Rocky King trains four winners at Port Lincoln

WINNERS STALL: The Rocky King trained Artful Rambler returns to the winners stall with Lizzie Annells aboard after winning her twelfth race at Port Lincoln on Wednesday. Photo: Bumper Drewitt Photography

WINNERS STALL: The Rocky King trained Artful Rambler returns to the winners stall with Lizzie Annells aboard after winning her twelfth race at Port Lincoln on Wednesday. Photo: Bumper Drewitt Photography

Veteran local horse trainer Rocky King had his most successful day at the track training four winners at the Port Lincoln races on Wednesday

King has been training for 50 years and couldn't recall ever winning four on a day.

"I've trained three winners a few times" he said.

"I think the last time I trained a treble was at Cungena and one horse won twice for me that day.

"Back in those days horses could race twice on the same card."

King won the two maidens early in the day with Centrefield and Scary Go Round before star local mare Artful Rambler notched her 12th win at Port Lincoln in winning the Benchmark 80 event over 1000 meters.

Artful Rambler settled just behind the speed and when asked to improve down the side of the track she showed that sharp sprint she posses to hit the front early in the straight.

Mirthdale, Lady Conquistador and Bramfield tried valiantly to run her down but she was too sharp over the sprint trip.

All three behind the winner were terrific in their return to racing and can be followed with confidence in coming meetings over more ground.

Witch Kid completed an amazing day for King by responding to the urgings of Todd Pannell late in the race to take out the penultimate event. More wins look in-store for this tough mare.

It was no surprise to see Kingson take out the opening event, he brought solid metropolitan form and has been racing well for Byron Cozamanis Jnr.

La Petite Rousse was presented in great order and was the first winner for the John Dunn and Krystal Bishop training partnership in the second event.

It will be the first of many given the team they have assembled here.

The Darren Magro trained My Mate Sonny stormed home to win the first leg of the quaddie at healthy odds and Tajevado enjoyed returning to his home turf with a gritty win in race seven for Brian Lear.

Maiden Grace led throughout to win the final event of the day for trainer Tom Jolly.

Lizzie Annells rode the winner giving her a winning double after piloting Artful Rambler to victory earlier in the day. Justin Potter also rode a winning double.

The next Port Lincoln meeting is Sunday, October 25.