Day At The Track

A Movember treble for Hill

04:08 PM 20 Nov 2017 NZDT
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Wayne Hill

Top South Australian freelance harness racing reinsman Wayne Hill landed the first three winners at Globe Derby Park on Saturday.

Hill partnered the Leah Harvey-trained pair of Hard Rock Shannon and Big Behemoth and split them with a photo-finish win on Lookofalegend for trainer Luke O’Neill.

Hill was relieved with a Saturday night treble.

“I’ve been driving winners at Port Pirie, at Globe Derby Park on Monday, as well as at Mildura, but this is my best Saturday night result for a while,” Hill said.

Hill led throughout on the Harvey-runners then sprint-laned on Lookofalegend.

“Hard Rock Shannon has been racing really well for Leah and when he led I thought he would be hard to beat,” Hill said.

“He came home in a 58.4 second last half and won easily.

“I was surprised Big Behemoth had such an easy time and he really was always going to win.

“He settled a lot better tonight and raced well. He is capable of going through the classes.”

Hill had to use all his experience to get Lookofalegend home.

The six-year-old settled second behind Power Of Attorney.

“Getting to the home turn I could see Ona Rocky Beach sprinting hard out wide, so I had to try and get through before the sprint lane.

“Michael (Harding) on the leader drifted a bit away from the inside so I drove through to get some momentum up before the sprint lane.”

The ploy worked as Lookofalegend dashed through to grab a head win from Ona Rocky Beach with Power Of Attorney fading to finish third.

Hill revealed he was going to try and become a regular driver at Mildura meetings.

“With just five meetings a fortnight in Adelaide and Pirie, I have decided to see if I can pick up regular books at Mildura.

“If I can get four drives I’ll go because it makes the trip worthwhile, anything less and I’ll stay home.”

Hill said he had seven drives on the eight-race Mildura program on Tuesday.

“It gives me a chance to expand my profile and drive more winners. Hopefully I can pick up a sit behind a few promising horses.”

Graham Fischer

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