Nice But Naughty at Moonee Valley by lindayy


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									Page 44 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, May 28, 2008                                                                                           

Observer Victorian                                                                Sport

                                                        Nice But Naughty at Moonee Valley
                                                        ■ The victory of the                Harness Racing                                      Baker’s Delight
                                                        Badlands Hanover/Make
                                                        Mine Candy filly Nice But
Happy Birthday Chris                                    Naughty in the Petstock                                                                 Some Kiwi polish
                                                        Animal Supplies 3-Y-0                                                                   ■   Long Forest duo Andy and Kate Gath captured
■  There were plenty of harness people feeling          Pace over 2100 metres at
sore, stiff and sorry for themselves early last week,                                                                                           the HROA Provincial Cup Heat for C1 class over
                                                        Moonee Valley on Mon-                                                                   2180 metres with Special Needs, a 4-Y-0 Live Or
after celebrating Chris Alford's 40th birthday bash     day had a strong harness                                                                Die/Balance mare bred in New Zealand.
on Sunday May 18, which included an afternoon of        and galloping flavour,                                                                       Showing surprising speed from gate four, Spe-
"Paint Ball".                                           with former champion                                                                    cial Needs led throughout in accounting for John
                                                        jockey Patrick Payne,                                                                   Justice's Finalheir (one/one last lap) and Gloria
Glorious run through field                              racehorse trainer Mick
                                                        Kent, renowned veteri-                                                 Melbourne
                                                                                                                                                Lombo which came from last at the bell in a 2-
                                                                                                                                                00.7 rate.
■  Nine year old Miles McCool/Chipilima gelding
Cool Chip made a successful return to the stables
                                                        nary surgeon Alistair                                               Observer                 It was a night Kate Gath won't forget in a hurry,
of Lisa and David Miles, when victorious in the         McLean and family, plus                                                 lenbaker@       as she chalked up a treble with Trouble No More
Petstock Claiming Handicap over 2170 metres at          a host of other enthusi-                                        taking the Claimer.
Shepparton on Tuesday.                                  asts from both codes all            with Len Baker
                                                        being involved in the
    Beginning with his usual dash from the 10
metre mark, Cool Chip was soon racing outside           ownership of her.
                                                                                      after moving to race in T0 or better class over
                                                                                                                                                Second appearance at races
the pacemaker Avviato and Lisa dictated the terms            Trained at Bendigo by                                                              ■   Another ex-Kiwi to salute the judge on the day
of the race to perfection.                              caretaker Joe Cavallaro,      the open, before leading 2680 metres. Wallan by
                                                                                                                       Trained at               at Cranbourne was Gypsy Franco, a filly by Mysti-
    Asked to run on the final bend, Cool Chip re-       Nice But Naughty driven       on turning.                  Ruth Shinn and driven by     cal Shark from Gypsy Atom who took out the M &
sponded gamely to join and head the leader, then        by former Romsey resi-                                     husband Noel, Armed          D Jones Customs 3-Y-0 Pace over 2105 metres.
defy all challengers in defeating another old timer
Krayzelburg which trailed him, with Impressive
                                                        dent Nic Dyer who is
                                                        presently domiciled in        Top speed                    Guard began very quickly
                                                                                                                   from the 10 metre mark
                                                                                                                                                     Trained at Lara by Dean Braun and driven by
                                                                                                                                                Greg Sugars, Gypsy Franco enjoyed the run of the
Chimes third after gaining a glorious run through       Bendigo, showed blister-      ■ A tremendous meet- to settle in the open,
the field from three back along the markers half-       ing speed from gate four      ing was held by the before taking a trail on              race from the pole on the back of the leader High
way up the running.                                     to lead and rated to per-     Hamilton Harness Racing the last start Moonee             Expectations when making her second appearance
    A winner of 25 with 48 placings from 181 race       fection, went for broke at    Club at Terang on Thurs- Valley winner Speedy             at the races.
appearances, the Kiwi bred gelding had been rac-                                                                                                     Not bothering to use the sprint lane, Sugars
ing in South Australia, but no doubt appreciated a      the straight entrance to      day, featuring the Atom, before being                     eased Gypsy Franco outside the pacemaker on
return home to Monegeetta.                              open up a gap on her ri-      $30,000 (Group 3) shuffledtheright when          back
                                                                                                                                                the home turn and she raced away in the home
The mile rate being 2-05.4.                             vals.                         Petstock Tontine Pacers throughof his field               running to score by a 12.3 metre margin over High
                                                        Driven vigorously in the      Final, the $16,000 severalforwardopponents
                                                                                      Petstock Tontine Trotters made              runs.         Expectations which fought on well, with Buffons
Fourth win in five outings                              home running, Nice But
                                                        Naughty defied all chal-
                                                                                                                       Gaining a three wide
                                                                                      Final, the 9th Heat of the trail at the expense of        Ball third along the sprint lane from four back along
                                                                                                                                                the markers.
■ Astute Kyabram trainer Mick Blackmore's 4-Y-0         lengers in defeating          Vicbred Super Series for the roughie Out All Night             The mile rate 2-03.3.
Astreos/Rock Me mare Your Beautiful is going from       Smart And Mighty which        3-Y-0 Colts & Geldings at the bell, Armed Guard
strength to strength and chalked up her 4th vic-        trailed before moving to      and the 5th Heat of the let loose with a brilliant
tory in five outings, when successful in the 1st
Heat of the HROA Provincial Cup for C1 class over       the outside on turning,
                                                        with the first starter
                                                                                      Harness Racing Owners burst of speed approach-
                                                                                      Association Provincial ing the away turn and
                                                                                                                                                10th win from 40 races
2170 metres at Shepparton.                              Bubbsie Steele using the      Cup.                         raced            in the      ■ Dunnstown's David Murphy snared the Apco
    Driven by Daryl Douglas, Your Beautiful settled     sprint lane from three             The Tontine Pacers      straight to record a 16.8    Easy Shops Pace for C4 & C5 class over 1609
mid-field in the running line from gate three on        back along the markers                                                     over the
                                                                                      Final for C2 to C4 class metre victorySharendoo           metres at Geelong's Thursday fixture with the
the second row, before commencing a forward                                                                        rank outsider                home bred Beach Towel/Shanna Golden 5-Y-0
move three wide solo in the last lap.                   for third after following     saw victory go to the ex- Lass in a 2-07.4 mile rate
    Revved up approaching the home turn, Your           the pair.                     New Zealander Jubilee (half 61.1 - quarter 29.9),         mare Me Dolli Kit.
Beautiful grabbed the bit and charged at the lead-           The mile rate 2-02.3.    Ball, a 5-Y-0 Presidential with another outsider               Setting well back in the moving lane from gate
ers Tellmebad and Our Icarus on turning, proving                                      Ball/Erin Franco gelding Broadacrossthebeam               three on the second row, Me Dolli Kit eased to
much too strong at the finish for a game Tellmebad                                    trained by former Port third for Kilmore's Mick
which worked extremely hard to head off the             Sweet trip                    Pirie resident Peter Th- Scandolera.
                                                                                                                                                trail both Run Riley Run and Atom Rain three wide
                                                                                                                                                for the final circuit and despite being right off the
polemarker Always On Fire in the early stages, with     ■   Popular Meltonian         ompson at the Long For-
Our Icarus a disappointing third after moving to        Ken Tippet trained and        est property of son-in- Sprint lane                       track on the final bend, charged home at 100 miles
race in the open at the bell.                           reined the 6-Y-0 Classic      law Andy Gath.                                            an hour to defeat a death seating Depend On Davey
                                                        Adam/Idol Malhana geld-            Showing blistering ■ The Vicbred Super               by 2.6 metres, with Smokin Joker showing a re-
Drew away in home run                                   ing Speedy Atom to vic-
                                                        tory in the Melbourne
                                                                                      speed to lead on his ear Series over 2180 metres
                                                                                      from gate five, Jubilee went the way of the
                                                                                                                                                turn to form in finishing third after a cosy trip on
                                                                                                                                                the back of the leader By The Palms after leading
■   New Zealand bred Christian Cullen/Gucci             City Toyota Trotters Mo-      Ball driven by daughter Geoff Webster (Bannock-           out from gate four.
Franco 4-Y-0 gelding Supersonic Cullen was a            bile for T1 & T2 class over   Kate Gath was rated to burn) trained and driven                It was Me Dolli Kit's 10th victory from 40 race
tough winner of the 2nd Heat of the Harness Rac-        2100 metres at Moonee         perfection over the 2180 Armbro Operative/                appearances.
ing Owners Association Provincial Cup for C1 class      Valley.                       metre trip and with quar- Kamwood Gal gelding
over 2105 metres at Cranbourne on Wednesday.                 Given a sweet trip       ters of 32.2, 30, 29.1 & Tear It All Away in a 2-
     Trained and driven by Craig Demmler, the son
of former World Driving Champion Ted not far from       three back in the running     28.5 for the last mile, 01.1 mile- rate (last half        Eased three wide
the track, Supersonic Cullen was used up from           line from gate two,                                              59 quarter 29.3).
                                                                                      was never going to lose. mileSettling one/one             ■  Long Forest duo Maree and John Caldow cap-
gate two in trying to head off the rank outsider        Speedy Atom became                 Given full rein on from outside the front            tured the JD & H-Bomb Classic 3-Y-0 Pace over
Silver Inn inside him, before dropping in for a trail   tightly boxed in racing for   turning, Jubilee Ball had row, Tear It All Away va-       2100 metres at Geelong with Loaded Franco, a
when it was clearly seen that the lead wasn't there.    the bell when both            too much up his sleeve cated the prime spot               colt by Fully Loaded from Royal Franco raced by
     Again moving to face the open shortly after        Noopy Dua, Sli Trix and       in accounting for Benucci mid-race to possie out-
not wanting to risk a pocket, Supersonic Cullen         Noble Report formed the       which raced outside him, side the leader Pepperell        the Hockham family.
spent most of the race parked, before drawing           three wide train, needing     with the odds-on Beijing when Noel Shinn                      Driven by John, Loaded Franco was trapped in
away in the home running to impressively score          plenty of luck to figure in   favourite No More Se- aboard the well sup-                the open from gate two, before taking cover with
from Shovanistic and Budding Christian in a 2-03.3      the finish.                   crets a most disappoint- ported Art Trader surged         a circuit to travel on the back of You Two Bono
rate and in doing so, chalked up his 3rd victory in          Eased wide on turn-      ing third after trailing the forward from near the        which circled the field from near last to park out.
13 outings.                                             ing, Speedy Atom              winner from the pole rear to race parked, giv-                Easing three wide on the final bend, Loaded
                                                        sprouted wings when           and using the sprint lane ing Tear It All Away the        Franco finished full of running on turning to record
This Week’s Meetings                                    taken into the clear and
                                                        raced away over the con-
                                                                                      to no avail.                 run of the race once
                                                                                           The mile rate 2-00.4 again.                          a 10 metre victory in advance of Sapphire Island
                                                                                                                                                and You Two Bono in a 2-03.1 rate.
■   Wednesday - Horsham,                                cluding stages to impres-                                      Easing three wide on
    Thursday - Geelong/Mildura,
    Friday - Yarra Valley/Moonee Valley,
                                                        sively score in a 2-04.7
                                                        rate in advance of Bold       Breathtaking Away gathered in the
                                                                                                                   the home turn, Tear It All
    Saturday - Shepparton,
    Sunday - Bendigo,
                                                        Adam along the sprint         ■ The Kiwi bred Monar- leaders to score from a            Horses To Follow
                                                        lane off the back of the      chy/Going Alone 4-Y-0 game Art Trader, with               ■  Gloria Lombo, Go Tinkerbell, Villagem, Gentle
■   Monday - Maryborough,                               weakening leader Snappy       gelding Armed Guard Jilliby Pete using the
■   Tuesday - Nyah.                                     Pop, with the hot             was breathtaking in the sprint lane off the               Force, Bubbsie Steel.
                                                        favourite La Biscuit third    Tontine Trotters Final for leader's back for third.                                            - Len Baker

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