Horses trained in the vicinity of Ararat had a profitable night at the Ararat trot meeting held on Tuesday September 10, winning three of the eight races on the program.
Ararat owner/trainer’s handy 6-Y-0 /Signing Autographs gelding Wicked Subwoofer returned to the winners list, when successful in the Kathy McGrath Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2165 metres in a mile rate of 2-08.8.
Driven by Bendigo based, Wicked Subwoofer was sent forward from the 20 metre mark avoiding a few gallopers to park outside the pacemaker Family Decision.
Proving to be the best stayer, Wicked Subwoofer was too strong at the finish for Family Decision, scoring by 3.1 metres, with Drop Us A Line (one/one) third after angling to the back of the leader on the home turn and using the sprint lane to be a metre away.
Great Western’svery rarely misses a winner at Ararat and chalked up a double with /Hanover Chic gelding Eliseos Falcon taking the Joey Collins 3-Y-0 Pace over 1790 metres and 6-Y-0 Rustler Hanover/Cuddle Me Good gelding valentine Rustler the Barry Davidson Pace for C1 class over 2195 metres.
Eliseos Falcon () raced in the open for the first lap from outside the front row, before sliding past the well supported leader In The Trenches which appeared to want to turn off and run out in the back straight.
Kicking clear on straightening, Eliseos Falcon making his third race appearance, held an 8.4 metre margin to the judge in defeating Casey Isabella which trailed the weakening leader in a rate of 2-01, Catch Me If You can (one/one) finished third.
Valentino Rustler () was also sent forward from gate four to sit outside his stablemate Garabaldi Union and in a punishing finish, was too strong for the 10-Y-0 Vinnies Jet which raced three wide solo for the final circuit, with Garabaldi Union holding down third. The mile rate 2-02.1.
Mt Gambier trainerand reinsman son Jayson snared the Presidents Pace for C2 class over 1790 metres with 5-Y-0 /Maybe The One gelding Cheesy Grin which at one stage was touted as being the next big thing to came out of Mt Gambier.
Gradually working back into form, Cheesy Grin making his 16th race appearance was able to stride to the lead from gate three shortly after the start and proceeded to lead his rivals a merry dance, winning by 1.8 metres in advance of Make A Fuss (one/one – three wide home turn) and Guvs Boy which trailed the winner, using the sprint lane to no avail. The mile rate 2-00.8.
Seven year old/Any Danger gelding Arber formerly trained in the area at Armstrong by Brooke Hansen greeted the judge in the Brad Hunt Pace for C3 & C4 class over 2195 metres in a slick rate of 1-59.
Now in the care ofat Anakie in the Geelong district, Arber bred and raced by Sports Bookmaker Philip Nott was restrained from outside the front row by to settle at the rear of the seven horse field, with Kerryn Manning’s Lucky Dave leading out from the pole before being restrained to allow stablemate Kickittochris to assume control.
Held up for one final dash at the leaders, Arber finished hard out wide on turning to register a 1.2 metre victory over Kickittochris which had every chance even though Voce kept him honest. Peaces Of You ran home late from the rear to finish third.
Videos of all races are attached