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3SH SWAN HILL CUP
Sat 21 October 2017
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RACING CALENDAR

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

Swan Hill hosts Rich Feature

Posted 27/4/2017

The Swan Hill Harness Racing Club held a terrific meeting last Tuesday with the highlight being the $25,000 Alabar Bloodstock Northern Region Championship for C1 & C2 class over 2240 metres taken out by the David Aiken (Avenel) trained and Josh Aiken driven Kiwi bred 3Y0 gelding Laredo Torpedo. Starting from gate five on the second line, Laredo Torpedo coming off a second in the Tasmanian Derby at the start of the month settled a long way off the pole pacemaker Hammerhoff which easily retained the front running as the mobile pulled away..

Trailing home both Parisian Rockstar and Nickys Idol in the three wide line for the final circuit, Laredo Torpedo produced a whirlwind finish out wide in the straight to record a 2.8 metre margin over the hot favourite Rocknroll Icon which raced in the open before leading on turning, with Carter Bromac using the sprint lane for third after a one/one trip. The mile rate 1.57.8.

The stable had earlier captured the $7,000 Swan Hill Anzac Centenary Cup for C5 or better class over 2240 metres in a track record mile rate of 1.56.1 with 8Y0 Art Major-Vangold gelding Cold Major, a winner of 23 races going into the race. Thrown in on handicaps as he was assessed at C17 class (had it been a handicap he would have been giving some of his rivals up to 120 metres start), Cold Major began brilliantly from gate two on the second line only to be left uncovered, before pressing forward to draw past the leader Keayang Starzzz who began equally as fast from outside the front line. Coasting at the head of affairs, Cold Major gave his rivals the slip on the final bend, racing away to score by 7.3 metres in advance of Classy Western (three wide home turn) and the well backed Hoo Nien which became buried three back the markers before running on late when clear.

Kyabram trainer Gary Payne combined with Melton junior Brad Chisholm to land the 3 Arms Bistro Pace for C1 class over 1750 metres with 4-Y-0 Courage Under Fire-Libbys First gelding Liberty Tee Jay. Given a sweet passage from the pole trailing the Second Hands next door, Liberty Tee Jay was eased around the leaders on straightening and finished best to record a margin of 5.5 metres from Elslatsy which faced the breeze from gate five, with Plain Baby running home late from near last to snatch third on the wire. The mile rate 1.55.8.

Goornong’s Peter Salathiel snared the Gallipoli Vicbred Platinum Country Series N (1st heat) for C0 class over 1750 metres with cleverly named Lis Mara-Ay Tee Em 4Y0 mare Pin Code. Restrained from gate six to possie mid-field, Pin Code set off three wide in the last lap, sustaining a long run to prevail by a nose from Artizz along the sprint lane which trailed the weakening leader Vicky Sheffield in 1.59.4. First starter Badland Star from the local stable of Joe Costa ran an encouraging third after racing in the open from the bell.

The Western Front 2Y0 Pace over 1750 metres went the way of Weeks End, a filly by Jet Laag from Orta Be Ruthless keeping up the great record of Rochester trainer Mark Thompson at Swan Hill & Nyah over the years.

Driven by former HRV starter Todd Matthews, Weeks End making her race debut settled three back the markers as the red-hot favourite Lochinvar Hugo (gate three) crossed another first starter Whats In The Esky (gate four) shortly after the start. Easing away from the inside to be one/one approaching the home turn, Weeks End when switched down to the sprint lane on turning finished full of running to score by 1.2 metres in 1.57.1 from the pacemaker, with Dallas Cowgirl (one/one – three wide home turn) third 3.9 metres away.

Four year old Sportswriter-Jilliby Mia mare Jilliby Shania trained by Marg Lee at Terang and driven by son Jason, made amends for the defeat of Keayang Starzzz earlier in the night when successful in the Swan Hill RSL Inc. Pace for C2 to C4 class over 2240 metres.

Starting from the extreme draw, Jilliby Shania followed Parisian Ruler (gate four) forward at the start and effortlessly assumed control shortly after when the last start Kilmore winner Glen Eyre was restrained to take a trail.

Travelling easily, Jilliby Shania had plenty left in the tank on turning and kicked away to score by 3.2 metres from Mildura hope Ark which ran home strongly from well back in a rate of 1.59. Des Hilton’s Itmademyday was 2.5 metres away third after racing parked from the bell.
Bendigo (Shelbourne) trainer Larry Eastman’s Courage Under Fire-Duel Castle gelding Dennis was outstanding in winning the President Barry Townley 3Y0 Pace over 1750 metres. Walking away from the pole, Dennis ended up looking hopeless buried alive four back along the markers as the well supported Ferdinand led from outside the front line.

Extricated into the clear by Chris Alford in the back straight, Dennis despite being wide on the final bend sprouted wings on turning to record a runaway 1.8 metre margin over Ferdinand and a death-seating Eliza Dushku in a slick 1.55.1.

*** The next Swan Hill harness fixture will be Tuesday May 9.

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