Day At The Track

Chris moves it up a gear

05:57 PM 29 Jun 2014 NZST
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Harness Racing New South Wales chief executive officer Sam Nati presenting the winner’s trophy to Chris Geary.

AFTER dominating the first round of heats, promising driving talent Chris Geary was an indestructible force in the Young Harness Racing Club – Ross Gigg Memorial NSW Rising Stares Series.

Although finishing seventh with Light In Every Day in the Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle today, Geary had enough points to seal the competition with 88 points.

“It’s been a great week with a good bunch of people,” Geary said.

Riverina reinsman Todd Prest finished second with 80 points while Sawyers Gully driver Grace Grant made a late surge to finish a point behind in third.

Bathurst driver Mitch Turnbull secured fourth position with 76 points after driving the race of his life to take out the final today with the KerryAnn Turner conditioned Zenable.

In what is the biggest win of his succinct career, Turnbull produced a well-timed drive on the mare, which rated a personal best 1:51.2 in the $30,000 Group Three.

This was the second race of the day as the first, the Pepper Tree Farm NSW Breeders Challenge Two-Year-Old Trotters Final, was run and won by Twice As Much.

With trainer Anton Golino and driver Luke McCarthy combining their efforts to take out the Listed Classic, Twice As Much won his second race in as many starts, rating 2:01.4.

By Amanda Rando (Harness Racing Australia)

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