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A G’s White Socks upsets in Easter Cup

09:28 AM 01 Apr 2018 NZST
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A G’s White Socks
Photo by Kai Schwoerer

In what was a minor harness racing upset, Rock N Roll Heaven gelding A G’s White Socks has ruined an All Stars clean sweep by beating the favourite More The Bettor in yesterdays $90,000 Group 1 Easter Cup.

The Purdon/Rasmussen team had looked on target for winning all six of the races they had starters in, until the Greg and Nina Hope trained A G’s White Socks charged down the centre of the track to claim a deserved win in the Addington feature race.

Driver Ricky May said after the race that he always thought A G’s White Socks was suited to the extreme distance of 3200m.

"He has gone well over the distance before in the Auckland Cup.

" Today he really sprinted when I asked him to go and he picked More The Better Up easily," he said.

A G’s White Socks paced the 3200m from a stand in 4-02.1 with a closing 800m in a sizzling 55.2 with the 400m in 27.1 seconds.

More The Bettor stuck on well for second after trying to lead all the way and Tiger Thompson also battled on well for third after working hard mid-race.

The Hope stable also picked up the 4& 5yo Trotting Championship when Enghien led for the last 800m and won easily with May in the sulky.

A G’s White Socks winning the Easter Cup

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