Storm can't stop more Penza wins at Kembla

Dec 12, 2017

Jeff Penza hadn’t seen anything like it at Kembla Grange.

The dark clouds descended and the winds followed shortly after 2pm as the race meeting soon quickly looked in doubt.

It was a rare experience, even for the state’s top provincial jockey. But just as it looked like the apocalypse was descending on the Illawarra Turf Club, the runners for the Huntley Benchmark 60 Handicap (1600m) walked into the mounting yard.

Penza partnered Anthony and Edward Cummings’ Noble Truth in the fourth event of the afternoon and he wouldn’t let the opportunity go to waste.

“That big downpour before the race going to the gates it was coming down pretty hard and was probably the worst it has been,” Penza later said.

“During the race it wasn’t too bad and the track is obviously in great condition. There was hardly any kick back which is a good sign and just the spray of the surface water.”

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