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OUR WINNERS
17 September 2017

Race 1 PEGASUS SPUR @ WOODLANDS STUD 3YO PACE
DEAD HEAT
TORQUE TOTHE STARZ &
IDEAL SUSPECT

Race 2 TENNOTRUMP @ NORTHERN RIVERS EQUINE TROTTERS HANDICAP:
I AM I CRIED

Race 3 SEBASTIAN K @ TRUMP BLOODSTOCK PACE:
BLACKBIRD POWER

 

Race 4 SWEET LOU @ WOODLANDS STUD PACE
RECORK

Race 5 GUARANTEED @ GOODTIME LODGE PACE
FLASH UNDER FIRE

Race 6 SIR LINCOLN @ ALABAR PACE:
PLEAD THE FIFTH

Race 7 HESTON BLUE CHIP @ EMPIRE PACE:
OUR JIMMIE NZ

Race 8 RACING HILL @ ALABAR PACE:
NUGGETPAN

GIRLS HIGHLIGHT SWAN HILL MEETING

Posted 20/1/2017

By Len Baker

The female reinspersons were the highlight of the night at Swan Hill last Wednesday when a capacity field contested the Kiel Tiling 2017 Blue Pearl Classic for C1 class over 1750 metres.

Leading Melbourne driver Kate Gath, the Riverina’s Amanda Turnbull, Bolinda’s Lisa Miles, prolific provincial winning Ellen Tormey and in-form Mildura based Kathy Watson headed the line up in the event called by Victoria’s only lady racecaller Victoria Shaw.

It was Shepparton’s Laura Crossland the victor aboard visiting Cobbity (NSW) trainer Craig Cross’ Living Again, a Kiwi bred 4Y0 gelding by Live Or Die from Lady

Crossed from gate four by Eye See Diamonds (gate six), Crossland immediately came away from the inside to assume control and Living Again strolled around at her leisure, prevailing by 4.9 metres in 1-55.6 over Eye See Diamonds (Amanda Turnbull), with Give Me The Night (five back the markers – five wide home turn) 15.7 metres away in third place for Noel Watson. 

It was a big night for Craig Cross, as he was successful with 6Y0 Real Desire/Ally Luvzit gelding Jedi Mind in the fast class CTA Pace for C6 or better class over 1750 metres with Amanda Turnbull in the sulky.

Despite racing in the open from outside the front line shadowing Lance Justice’s Crockets Cullen (gate three), Jedi Mind was too strong in a mile rate of 1-53.6, for the pacemaker. The red hot favourite Messini which looked to have yards on his rivals, disappointed to be a half head away in third place after racing three wide for the final circuit.

The trotters always put on a good show at Swan Hill and the Holt’s Mitsubishi Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2240 metres opened the night’s proceedings with Kialla (Shepparton) trainer Heath Redwood’s 4Y0 Monarchy/Charlotte Galleon gelding Charlottescrown greeting the judge in a mile rate of 2-06.5.

Driven by Ararat freelance Michael Bellman, Charlottscrown jumped straight to the front from barrier two as the tapes released and after being rated to perfection, defied all challengers to register an easy 12 metre victory in advance of Tella Tall Tale (one/three at bell) and Scottish Sardius from last.

Long Forest (Bacchus Marsh) duo Andy and Kate Gath snared the Kiel Family Pace for C0 class over 1750 metres with beautifully bred 3Y0 Somebeachsomewhere/Lagoon Lady gelding Beach Surge and in doing so, made it three from three at the races.
Leading out from the pole, Beach Surge coasted at the head of affairs and was unextended to score by 17.7 metres in a rate of 1-54.7 from Elfonzo (three back the markers), with Lighthorse third after trailing the winner.

Kiwi bred 7Y0 Sands A Flyin/Zwish gelding Phil Monty showed his rivals a clean pair of heels in the Beaumont Tiles Pace for C3 to C5 class over 2240 metres, returning a mile rate of 1-58.5.

Trained and driven by Melton’s Lance Justice, Phil Monty began brilliantly from outside the front line to lead on his ear and after an easy time. kicked away in the straight to register a 9.7 metre margin over Seven And A Half (four wide home turn off a three wide trail into the bend) . Matthew O’Bree’s Cashisking was an eye catching third from a one/one trip when first up since August last year.

Amanda Turnbull made it a double after training and driving smart 4Y0 Bettors Delight/Bizzie Girl mare Eliza Dushku to victory in the Kiel Plumbing 3-Y-0 Pace over 2240 metres.

Given a sweet trip from gate two trailing Craig Cross’ Awesome Stride (gate three), Amanda didn’t bother waiting for the sprint lane to come into play, easing around the two leaders on straightening to sail away over the concluding stages, scoring by 5.5 from Brooks Rose which joined Awesome Stride on the final bend. Bettor Be The Bomb ran on late for third 1.1 metres away. The mile rate 2-03.1.

*** Swan Hill race again on Wednesday February 15.

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