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JUDGE GREETED ON DEBUT RUN
Page 20 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, June 3, 2009 www.MelbourneObserver.com.au Observer Victorian Sport Melbourne Racing Briefs 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. Melbourne 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. 2-01.8. 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 Scribbles. 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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