The five year old gelding fought well to beat Tonto (favourite) by a long neck. The nine owners, R W Ditchburn, J R Leo, M L Norrish, N P Ditchburn, T R Ditchburn, T E Leo, D J Leo, G J Taylor, T C Reid we're all excited about the win.
Many of the owners are involved with local football team, Kukerin-Dumbleyung Cougars, hence the name 'Cougar Express'.
Cougar Express is the third foal from 'Classic Enigma' which the group previously raced. The XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup was trainer Lindsey Smith's second win on this field. Cougar Expresshas now won 6 of 35 starts and a prize pool of $277,000.
The owners anticipate Cougar Express will race at the Kalgoorlie Cup in late September.