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 Observer Victorian                                                                 Sport

                                                         JUDGE GREETED ON DEBUT RUN
                                                         ■ Pacing bred Elsu/
                                                         Pumpkin (My Handsome                  Harness Racing                                         Baker’s Delight
                                                         Fella) colt Confused Su-
 Utilised sprint lane
                                                         perstar greeted the judge
                                                         on debut at the Kilmore                                                                      Big-priced winner
                                                         meeting on Monday May                                                                        ■ Kilmore's Paul Weidenbach seems to have a habit
 ■ Hamilton brothers Ben and Mark Yole snared the        25, when successful in the
 Westvic Race Pix Pace for C0 class over 1680 metres                                                                                                  of landing big price winners and did it again at
                                                         Garrards Horse & Hound                                                                       Shepparton on Wednesday, when 4-Y-0
 at Terang with the ultra consistent 4-Y-0 Lake Hills    2-Y-0 Trotters Mobile                                                                        Partywiththebigdog/A Licence To Thrill mare
 Jeb/Dona Elena entire Duart Castle, a winner of two     over 2180 metres.                                                                            Licencetoparty greeted the judge in the Campbells
 restricted grade races.                                    Trained in Melton by                                                                      Soups Pace for C0 class (mares) over 2190 metres.
    Given the run of the race from gate two on the       Ken Tippet and driven by                                                                     Burning out of gate four, Licencetoparty was un-
 back of the polemarker leader and hot favourite         neighbour Lance Justice,                                                                     able to head off Raspberry Spur inside her, with
 Dundee Flyer, Mark Yole utilised the sprint lane to     Confused Superstar raced                                                                     Weidenbach easing to trail.
 perfection and Duart Castle raced clear over the con-
 cluding stages to defeat Testen The Water and Sap-
                                                         by Joe Gulifa's Sanmark
                                                         Investments Pty Ltd,                                                   Observer                 Enjoying a cosy trip, Licencetoparty made full
                                                                                                                                                      use of the sprint lane to dash away over the con-
                                                         showed perfect manners                                                      lenbaker@        cluding stages to defeat the hot favourite Blitzem
 phire Island in a 2-00.2 rate.                          to lead from gate six and                                               bigpond.net.au       Lass (three wide home turn) and the trotter Yankee
                                                         trotted smoothly through-             with Len Baker                                         Blues in a mile rate of 2-02.6.
 Ouyen feature at Mildura                                out.
                                                            Although tackled
 ■ A Mildura meeting wouldn't be a Mildura meet-         strongly on the final bend
                                                         by both Brevillian which
                                                                                        joyed plenty of success a
                                                                                        few seasons back with the
                                                                                                                       Azumah Mazasha (gate
                                                                                                                       seven) who was going for
                                                                                                                                                      Recuperating at home
 ing without Strathfieldsaye trainer Glenn Douglas                                                                                                    ■ Popular Romsey trainer Leigh Miles who had
 being in attendance and it was no different at          had raced outside him and      outstanding juvenile           a hat-trick of victories.
                                                         Im Chilled three wide off      squaregaiter Crusader             Patiently waiting for       been on a high of late, was badly injured in a track
 Wednesday's Ouyen fixture conducted there, with                                                                       the sprint lane to come        accident on Monday.
 Douglas having a large team competing and com-          a one/one trail, Confused      Bear which was sold to
                                                         Superstar defied the chal-     the USA.                       into play, Koh Samui               Suffering multiple fractures, Leigh had to be air
 ing home with a treble courtesy of ex-Kiwi's Our        lenge to score by a half                                      much to the dismay of          lifted to the Alfred Hospital and is expected to be
 Madagascarand Our Sand Fly, plus Murphys Rocket.        neck on the wire from a                                       punters finished his race      laid up for a considerable time.
    Our Madagascar (Falcon Seelster/Loving Touch)
 came from an awkward three back along the mark-
                                                         game Brevillian in a mile      Cracked it                     off well along the inside
                                                                                                                       to blowse Azumah
                                                                                                                                                          It's pleasing to report that Leigh is now recuper-
                                                                                                                                                      ating at home.
                                                         rate of 2-08.8, with Im        ■ Another to crack her
 ers after starting from inside the second line to be    Chilled close up in third                                     Mazasha in the shadows         ■ Veteran Parwan horseman Eric Hurley is also in
                                                         place.                         maiden status was the 4-       of the post, with              hospital (Western General) after fracturing his pel-
 one/one in the approach to the home turn, then four                                    Y-0 Classic Adam/Erica
 wide on the bend to storm home in the aptly named                                                                     Jetshawjoe running on          vis in a freak stable accident last week.
                                                                                        Lorn mare Classic Lorn in      late for third from three      ■ Greg Sugars is still awaiting an operation to re-
 Anderson Racing Pace for for C1 class over 2190
 metres, defeating Broadway Starlet and Myrniong         Elation-plus                   the Mallia Builders Trot-
                                                                                        ters Handicap for T0 class
                                                                                                                       back the markers.
                                                                                                                          The mile rate 1-59.5.
                                                                                                                                                      pair a badly shattered ankle which occurred in a race
 Astro in 2-01.9, while Our Sand Fly (Sands A Flyin/     ■ There would have             over 2150 metres at                                           fall at Geelong last Thursday week.
                                                                                                                          The son of Tasmania's           The ankle was so swollen when the protective
 Delmaid) led throughout from the pole in the Victoria   been plenty of elation fol-    Kilmore.                       top reinsman Ricky, Josh
                                                         lowing the running of the         Raced by Smeaton's          is attached to Chris           cast was removed, that the operation cannot take
 Hotel Pace for C2 & C3 class over 2190 metres in                                                                                                     place until the swelling reduces.
 accounting for Catlins Lord and Lombo Socialite in      Kilmore Trackside Func-        Ken and Merna Whelan,          Alford's Bolinda stable.
                                                         tion Centre Trotters           Classic Lorn trained by                                           Greg is in Geelong Hospital.
                                                         Handicap for T0 class          Ken and driven by
    Murphys Rocket (Life Sign/Spitfire Gold) possied
 one/one after making several moves in the Tabcorp
                                                         over 2150 metres at
                                                         Kilmore, when the
                                                                                        Parwan's Craig Demmler         Impressive                     Exciting race debut
                                                                                        began best from barrier        ■ Six year old Presiden-
 Park July 5th 3-Y-0 Pace, before finishing strongly     Sunbury trained home           four to lead as the tapes                                     ■ Astute Kyabram trainer Mick Blackmore pro-
 to score from the leader Tarleton Lee and Wrinkle       bred 6-Y-0 Keystone Sa-                                       tial Ball/New York On
                                                                                        released and allowed to        Sunday gelding Radio           duced an exciting proposition by the name of
 Knutt in 2-01.7.                                        lute/Mairead gelding           bowl along without any         City was by far the most       Bevstuanmarylu to land the Peter Pascoe Life Mem-
    Glenn handled both Our Madagascar and Our            Aidan Anabettin scored in      pressure being applied,        impressive winner at the       ber 2-Y-0 Pace over 2190 metres at Maryborough
 Sand Fly, with neighbour Todd Matthews aboard           a 2-09.7 rate.                 received a charmed run at      Hamilton HRC fixture
                                                             Bred and raced by Met-     the head of affairs.                                          on Thursday when making her race debut.
 Murphys Rocket.                                                                                                       held at Terang on Tuesday         Driven by Scott Dyer, Bevstuanmarylu (D M
                                                         ropolitan Harness Racing          Challenged           on     May 26, taking out the
                                                         Club Vice-President            straightening by the well                                     Dilinger/Nic Kell Rose) was restrained from gate
                                                                                                                       Alexandra House Pace
 Plenty of zest at Shepp.                                Helen Belovitch and
                                                         trainer/driver brother John
                                                                                        supported favourite Is She
                                                                                        Noble, Classic Lord re-
                                                                                                                       for C4 & C5 class over         six to settle three back in the running line, before
                                                                                                                                                      moving forward three wide in the last lap with a
 ■ At Shepparton on Wednesday, Tatura trainer Russ                                                                     2180 metres.
                                                         Kelly, Aidan Anabettan         fused to give in and in a         Trained at Lara             great turn of speed to lead on turning in blitzing her
 Thomson combined with John Caldow to snare the          although right out of the      slugging finish, prevailed     (Geelong) by Dean Braun        rivals to score from Brioso Jack and Elegant Out-
 Shepparton Rentravision Trotters Handicap for T0        draw, began safely and         by a nose in a pedestrian      and driven by former           look in 2-02.7.
 or better class over 2190 metres with the most con-     was sent forward with a        2-10.7, with Starlight         Kiwi Ross Payne, Radio
 sistent of late Classic Adam/Glory Lass 5-Y-0 mare      rush in an unsuccessful        Fury third after having a      City was restrained from
 Prettylilangeleyes.                                     bid to cross the pacemaker
                                                                                        drop on the leaders.
                                                                                           Ken Whelan is no
                                                                                                                       gate six to settle with most
                                                                                                                       of the field ahead of him.
                                                                                                                                                      Strong challenge
    Raced by the Manton family, Prettylilangeleyes                                                                                                    ■ Tallarook's Michael Marias landed the Stan Kick
 carrying the colours of the late Ted Manton began           Left in the open, Aidan    stranger to the winners list   Sent forward when the
                                                         Anabettan gained cover at      in trotting races, having      pace eased to park outside     Life Member Trotters Mobile for T3 to T5 class over
 with plenty of zest from a 20 metre handicap to spend   the bell when Gavin Lang       driven the very smart                                         2190 metres at Maryborough with Kiwi bred Mon-
 most of the race perfectly poised one/one, with the                                                                   the pacemaker Sigalas
                                                         sent Johncarlo three wide      Scorchin Sun to numer-         (gate one), Radio City         archy/Kiwi Kipper 5-Y-0 gelding King Kipper.
 local hope Im Victor Trumper working to the front       from near last to park out-    ous victories a number of      travelled beautifully             Trapped wide from outside the front row, Marias
 from the 10 metre mark.                                 side the pacemaker for the     decades back, as well as       throughout the race, ap-       pressed forward to assume control from Maori Mis-
    Easing three wide in the final circuit,              final circuit.                 the former Tontine Trot-       plying pressure to the         chief and allowed King Kipper to bowl along at his
 Prettylilangeleyes sprinted swiftly to lead into the        Losing ground when         ters Series winner Gerry       leader approaching the         leisure.
 home running and held a margin to the wire in de-       the leaders sprinted, Aidan    Leigh.                         home turn.
                                                         Anabettan grabbed the bit                                        Given full rein on turn-       Challenged strongly by Sports Fantasy which had
 feating the roughie Star Gun which raced in the open,                                                                                                been in the open throughout on turning, King Kip-
                                                         again and was eased three                                     ing, Radio City raced
 with Race For The Stars (three back the markers)
 using the sprint lane for third.                        wide approaching the           Brilliant drive                clear and coasted to the
                                                                                                                       wire to score from the
                                                                                                                                                      per appeared to be a spent force, but came again
                                                                                                                                                      halfway up the running to score by 1.7 metres on
    The mile rate 2-07.7.                                home turn to issue a chal-     ■ Young gun Joshua
                                                         lenge.                                                        heavily          supported     the wire in a rate of 2-05.6 in bringing up his 5th
                                                             Finishing gamely,          Duggan showed his talent       Ponchartrain (one/one)         victory in 25 race appearances.
                                                                                        with a brilliant drive to
 This Week’s Meetings                                    Aidan Anabettan claimed
                                                         Scribbles halfway up the       land the Northern Fascia
                                                                                                                       and Givitaname (three
                                                                                                                       wide from last at the bell)
 ■   Wednesday - Maryborough/Echuca,                     running, then had to de-
                                                         fend off the fast finishing
                                                                                        Pace for C1 class over
                                                                                        1690 metres at Kilmore
                                                                                                                       in a mile rate of 2-00.6
                                                                                                                       (last half mile 57.5) to
                                                                                                                                                      Three-wide trail
 ■   Thursday - Stawell/Ballarat,                                                       aboard       the      John                                    ■ Dunnstown's David Murphy rarely misses a win-
 ■   Friday - Geelong/Moonee Valley,                     Keystone Crown which                                          obliterate the (Hamilton
                                                         he did by a margin of 1.3      Nicholson (Diggers Rest)       meeting) track record of       ner at his home track Bray Raceway and landed the
 ■   Saturday - Cranbourne,                                                             trained Village Jasper/        2-04.6 set by the trotter      M.D & J.A. Tuddenham Builders 3-Y-0 Pace over
 ■   Sunday - Mooroopna@Shepparton,                      metres, with Copper Reef
                                                         running on late for third.     Gypsy Jean 6-Y-0 gelding       Acacia Ridge in June           2200 metres there on Thursday with Four Wise Men,
 ■   Tuesday - Mildura.                                  Getting better with each       Koh Samui at Supertab          2006.                          a gelded son of Armbro Operative and Medarlione.
                                                         race appearance, Aidan         odds of $25.60.                   A former member of             Restrained from gate five to settle last, Four Wise
                                                                                            Beginning brilliantly      the John Justice team,
 Horses To Follow                                        Anabettan had fronted the
                                                         starter on 13 occasions        from gate six, Koh Samui       Radio City racing in ca-       Men coming off a three wide trail approaching the
                                                                                                                                                      home turn on the back of Meet The Punisher, was
 ■ Total Asset, Star Gun, Davids Lady, Dallas            prior to the event for three   taking a concession, burnt     reer best form, having
                                                                                        across the face of the field   faced the starter on 69        taken wide on turning and rattled home to win well
 Ruben, Yankee Blues, Broken Spoke, My Caracal.          placings.                                                     occasions for 8 wins and       from Robbos Retreat and Total Asset in 2-03.
                                                             John and Helen en          to lead, before surrender-
                                                                                        ing to the hot favourite       16 placings.

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