The Drake, ridden by Belinda Hodder, storms home to win the Komatsu Wayne Glenn Pink Silks Cup. Photo: Bruce Thomas
The Drake, ridden by Belinda Hodder, storms home to win the Komatsu Wayne Glenn Pink Silks Cup. Photo: Bruce Thomas

Hodder finding April run of form on the track

RACING :The world may have slowed down in recent weeks but Grafton jockey Belinda Hodder has done the opposite as she gains momentum on the track.

After a slow end to the summer season, Hodder has earned three wins, two seconds and four third place finishes after an electric start for April.

Hodder has found fortune in Coffs Harbour and she will look forward to a return to action just south of her home today.

Murwillumbah trainer Matthew Dunn is also in flying form and while Hodder won’t be riding for the Northern Rivers leader today, she has earned his praise in recent weeks.

“She’s only had a few rides for me but riding each one a little better,” Dunn said after Hodder rode Sniperess to victory in Ballina last week.

The double gave Dunn his 35th winner of the NRRA season.

Hodder is set to race in six of seven at Coffs Harbour today, with her best chance likely to come on Colt Prosser-trained Bonnie Joy in the short and sweet Tedd Russell Memorial Handicap (810m).

Hodder teamed up with the three-year-old filly to produce a second place at Muswellbrook over 1000m in March.