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Page 36 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, June 10, 2009 www.MelbourneObserver.com.au Observer Victorian Sport Melbourne Racing Briefs MAGICAL MOMENTS AT MOONEE VALLEY ■ Three huge features were held at Moonee Val- Harness Racing Baker’s Delight ley last Friday, the $100,000 Sky Racing Top run at Nyah (Group 1) Vicbred Super Late split at Ballarat Series for Three Year Old ■ Much travelled 9-Y-0 Albert Albert/Beauty Con- ■ Great Western's Grant Campbell made the long Colts & Geldings Final, journey to Nyah on Tuesday worthwhile, taking the the $50,000 Victaulic test gelding Belepheron now in the care of Glenn fast class event on the program - the Coburns (Group 2) 4 & 5 Year Old Gath at Long Forest, chalked up his 25th victory Earthmoving (Major Sponsors) Pace for C6 or bet- Championship and the when successful in the Castlegate Nutragrow Claim- ter class over 2170 metres with ex-Kiwi 4-Y-0 geld- time honoured $50,000 ing Handicap over 2200 metres at Ballarat on Thurs- ing Shardons Rocket. MHRC Junction Tabaret Leading easily from gate two, Campbell knew (Group 3) The Holmfield. day. what Shardons Rocket was made of and ran along It was impossible to Driven by uncle Brian Gath, Belepheron stepped with the son of Pacific Rocket and Shardon's Way, eradicate the smile off the Melbourne safely from the pole to trail the old timer Walton making those chasing earn their keep. Kicking away on straightening, Shardons Rocket faces of Monegeetta resi- dents Mick Lingard, wife Observer Flyer next to him, receiving a charmed trip through- lenbaker@ out. shortened stride as the winning post came into view, Pam and son Terry, fol- bigpond.net.au hanging on to defeat Miss Laura Jane along the sprint lowing the victory of their When Walton Flyer kicked away on turning he lane from three back along the markers by a head Village Jasper//Amarillen with Len Baker looked all over a winner, but started to shorten stride only in 2-01.8, with the polemarker Our Buddy Holly gelding Villagem in the when the winning post came into view and third after trailing the leader. Super Series Final over shadows of the post in a Belepheron gained a late split to gain the day from 2100 metres. Trained by neighbours Outsider 2-05.7 mile rate, with Orlandos Dream third af- Mister Clinton out wide and Walton Flyer in a rate Dave takes the reins Lisa and David Miles at ■ The Holmfied for Three Year Old Trotters ter trailing the leader Brevillian, before easing of 2-03.4. ■ Shepparton (Kialla) trainer/driver Dave Farrar Laurel Lodge and driven over 1609 metres went rarely seen in the sulky, took the reins aboard his Armbro Operative/Gandhis Lady gelding Transfor- by Lisa, Villagem came out running from gate the way of the rank out- wide on the final bend. Started from inside sider Chipmont Lad for mation in the Garrards Horse & Hound 3-Y-0 Pace over 1690 metres at Kilmore on Monday, which three, keeping the favourite Garnet River popular Portarlington trainer Gary Bailey and 2 from 2 ■ Kialla trainer Steve O'Donoghue's very smart Our Sir Vancelot/Classic Chloe gelding La Morey was a (gate five) posted as they ■ Heat number two saw most impressive winner of the Nyah Nyah West came home a most impressive winner. went flying into the first Melton based reinsman the Elsu/Pumpkin colt Checked and galloping wildly shortly after the turn in a lead time of 34.9 Rodney Petroff at Confused Superstar make United Football And Netball Club 3-Y-0 Pace over start appearing to put himself out of business, Trans- seconds. Supertab odds of $93.90. it two from two for 2170 metres at Nyah on Tuesday. formation trailed wide in the final circuit, looking to Content on holding the Settling at the tail of Melton trainer Ken Tippet Starting from the inside of the second row, be under extreme pressure on the home turn to make front running, Lisa knew the field from gate three and neighbour Lance Jus- ground. on the second line with tice. reinsman Neil McCallum restrained La Moray to what was under her and Leading out from the settle at the rear of the field, while some of his rivals Under hard driving in the centre of the track on the much improved the exception of Dottie Hinson and the favourite pole, Confused Superstar took turns to occupy the spot outside the leader Paddy straightening, Transformation rallied to gain a vir- Villagem rated to perfec- was never headed in de- tual last stride decision over the roughie Taurus tion in quarters of 31.5, Down Under Muscles feating Im Chilled along Moreau from gate two. George and Card Player in a rate of 2-01.1. 31.5, 28.6 and 27.8 for the which both missed away, the sprint lane which Gaining a lovely trail three wide on the back of last mile, defied all chal- Chipmont Lad a gelded trailed by a half neck in son of Band Of Chips and 2-09.6, with The Tarkine Manwarra Kinsman which had been wide at the bell, lengers in accounting for 28th run wasn’t easy a game Living On Fire which raced wide from Kept Lady weaved a pas- sage in-between runners the run of the race to be close up in third place af- La Moray when taken wide on turning, easily took care of the opposition to win narrowly but well in ■ Ballarat owner/trainer Mick Kennedy would have the bell by a two metre in the last lap to be poised ter galloping away and advance of Twisted Firestarter which did his share been "over the moon" when his 5-Y-0 Mon Poppy one/one running into the racing wide for the final margin, with a death-seat- circuit. of work in the run, with Pieces Of A Dream third Day/American Laughter mare Its Shanballyboct ing Presidential Lane third final bend. Easing three wide on Undefeated Earl/ after having a cosy passage just off the speed. broke her maiden staus in the MHRC Pace for C0 in a mile rate of 1-58.3. Icantremember gelding class over 2175 metres at Stawell on Thursday. turning, Chipmont Lad Mister Castleton brought The mile rate 2-01.8. Making her 28th appearance at the races, Its ran home strongly to race up a hat-trick in the third Shanballyboct driven by Burrumbeet's David Enjoyed it away over the concluding stages in recording an 8.5 heat for Charlton part- owner/trainer John Youngster blitzes rivals Barbetti was left in the open from gate four when ■ It was the Miles' again metre victory over Trottin Tormey and reinswoman Howzatmyfault inside her crossed the polemarker in the 4 & 5 Year Old On The Ritz and Kan Yu daughter Ellen. ■ At Ballarat on Thursday, Great Western's Peter Flight Warrior to lead. Championship, when very in 2-01.6. Badly away from gate Manning produced an exciting youngster by the Despite the tough passage, Its Shanballyboct much in-form 5-Y-0 Pa- It was without doubt two on the second line, name of Mendelico to blitz her rivals in the Ballarat strode clear on turning and held a margin to the wire cific Fella/Forest Charm the "drive of the night" by Mister Castleton gradu- ally made ground before Toyota 3-Y-0 Pace over 1710 metres on debut. in defeating the Jeff Hargreaves trained stablemates mare Pacific Charm con- the underrated Petroff to being set alight to lead at Driven by John Caldow, Mendelico was sent for- Kurraca Tumbleweed and Little Trickster in a rate tinued her climb through give him his biggest thrill the bell, then leaving his ward from outside the front row, using up plenty of of 2-05.7. the ranks to snare the fea- in harness racing. rivals standing to race ture event. right away in the last lap petrol to cross the leader Veejayrific (gate two) run- and win by a conservative ning into the first turn. Energetic racing Beginning speedily from gate two, Pacific Proud place 48.6 metre margin in ad- vance of My Lady Posh Always well in control, Mendelico when given an Charm pounced on the ■ The Two Year Old and Gluteus Major in a inch of rein on turning bounded away to score by a ■ Mr Clancy (Village Jasper/Miss Clancy) also led early lead, before Lisa for the majority of the trip in the SEW-Eurodrive Trotters took pride of rate of 2-06.6. 14.7 metre margin in advance of Our Miss Daisy elected to take a trail on place at the Kilmore The $30,000 Final will (one/one) and Kiss And Fly in a brilliant 1-59.7 (last Pace for C6 & C7 class after surprisingly being the classy Sydney visitor meeting on Monday June be held at Moonee Valley handed the lead by the noted front runner Princess Rohan Home with around on Friday June 12. half 58 - quarter 28.7). 1, with three heats of the Dilinger. 1900 metres to travel. Tatlow Stakes over 2180 With Justice sitting quiet, Mr Clancy defied all challengers in accounting for Good Bye which raced Enjoying the run of the race, Pacific Charm made metres being held. First starter Amiri, a Big day 4 wins from 9 starts outside him from the bell and Spider Nelson (one/ full use of the sprint lane gelded son of Wind Cries ■ Lance Justice enjoyed ■ Terang trainer Marg Lee's promising home bred one) in 2-02.1. on turning to gain the day Maori and Wongala a happy day at Kilmore, 4-Y-0 Badlands Hanover/Melita mare Landsita re- by a head over Rohan Dianne snared the first finishing with a driving turned to form with a victory in the Daniel Torpy Home and another N-S-W heat for Elmore owner/ treble after guiding Kiwi This Week’s Meetings visitor in Super Sires vic- trainer Jenny Johnson and Bendigo reinsman Paul bred stablemates Mister Veejays Fella and Mr Pace for C1 class (mares) over 2200 metres at Bray Raceway Ballarat in 2-02.3. ■ Wednesday - Bendigo, tor Magic Operative from Clancy to victory in their four back the markers in a Campbell. respective races. Driven as usual by nephew Glen Craven, Landsita ■ Thursday - Warragul/Terang, Given a cosy trip three spent most of the race bottled up three back along ■ Friday - Cobram/Moonee Valley, rate of 1-59. Mister Veejays Fella Bred by Staffordshire back along the markers (Village Jasper/Matters the markers, with the last start Geelong winner ■ Saturday - Ballarat, Park (Rochester) and from inside the second Not) led for the majority ■ Sunday - Bacchus Marsh@Geelong, line, Amiri was eased of the trip in the Melrose Allegra piloting the field from gate four. raced on lease by the 13 away from the inside on Airport Parking Pace for Extricated into the clear on the home turn, ■ Monday - Horsham/Kilmore, strong Fingers Crossed ■ Tuesday - Bendigo. the home turn and ran C4 & C5 class over 2180 Landsita ran home strongly to nail Allegra by a head Syndicate managed by home stylishly to score metres to score by a nose Lisa Miles, Pacific Charm over Vintage Jag (one/ right on the wire, with Star Cheval third after mak- from Southport Cee who's Horses To Follow has gone from strength to strength this season, effort was huge after be- ing badly away, three one) in a finish which tricked many, with Our ing a long run three wide in the final circuit. Landsita has fronted the starter nine times for 4 ■ Speak Dutch, Sky Salute, Sledging, Kokoda chalking up eight victories Jaccka Lad third after wins. wide at the bell and surg- trailing the winner and Courage, Twisted Firestarta, Diceneasy, Hezaliner. to give her an overall tally ing clear in the last lap using the sprint lane to no - Len Baker of fifteen. only to be grabbed in the avail. Mile rate 2-03.3.
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