Twelve months after their first war version the second took place at Betezy Park Globe Derby between Caribbean Blaster and Smoken Up on Saturday night in the 2014 version of the SA Cup. The war between these two gladiators was on again.
Last year it was Smoken Up, this year Caribbean Blaster as team Gath got their revenge. With the pressure on from the moment the mobile pulled away with American Muscle the first to find the pegs soon challenged by his stable mate Youranut who found the front going into the back the first time but at his girth was the four time champion Smoken Up.
This handsome son ofin winning the SA Cup become harness racing newest millionaire. For his driver former South Australian it was a home coming for the ages. Caribbean Blaster was not wanted throughout betting from a horror inside barrier draw, but Gath drove the perfect race, the first South Australian-trained runner home was Harrison Maguire finishing fourth from a wide barrier.
Meanwhile, Paua Fella completed the feature race three-year-old double when he upstaged his more fancied rivals to win the $30,000 SA Derby after winning the SA St Leger last week. The race favourite VC Manoeuvre broke early and was never in it. Paua Fella was forced to do all the work outside the leader before proving too strong in the straight.