Last Friday’s meeting at the Broome Turf Club will be remembered for some inspirational finishes, and a day when not one favourite saluted the judge. In fact, using theory and a calculator, this punter estimated that one dollar invested on race one, and then “all upped” on the remaining six races, would have netted the lucky punter one point four million dollars — the stuff that dreams are made of. Back to reality, and we saw the opening race result in a win for the David Harrison stable when Buster’s Force won. The second event over 1800m went to the much improved Dynamite Alf, trained by Bruce Kay. Race three brought together some well-performed gallopers which had demonstrated winning form over the 1100m sprint journey. When heads turned for home, Guarded and City Regal came flooding down the middle of the track, and in a desperate finish Guarded lasted to win by a half head, and a win for leading trainers Sean and Jake Casey. Apprentice jockey Luke Campbell, was looking for a riding double in the next race, having won the previous event. Speedy sprinter Dance Cockey was sent out favourite, but Desert Thorn, known for producing thrilling finishes, did not disappoint. Last into the straight, Campbell gave the eight year old its head, gaining the upper hand with metres to go. Race five went to the consistent mare Ornamental Belle. From an inside barrier, rider Simone Altieri had no hesitation in driving to the lead, and won eased down by over a length. This gave young trainer Anthony Barton his second success, and Altieri, her 305th career-winning ride. The trophy race of the day was won by In the Bag, which had gone to Derby the previous weekend as the odds-on favourite in the Derby Cup. The failure in that race probably steered punters away from this event — but at good odds and a heady ride from Jessica Gray, the seven-year-old gelding led all the way, and won by half a length, for trainer Yannick Valenti. A wide open betting race in the last race gave punters no comfort, when Kennedy from the Darryn Pateman stable came from midfield, to win by half a length and give Austin Galati a riding double after winning earlier with Dynamite Alf. And so to Saturday, which sees the running of the Kimberley Cup at the BTC.