Day At The Track

Compact meeting at Dalvui Raceway Terang

01:33 PM 16 Apr 2013 NZST
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The Terang Harness Racing Club held a neat compact meeting at Dalvui Raceway Terang on Tuesday April 16, with plenty of winners coming from the Western District and South East South Australia.

Local Terang trainer Marg Lee is certainly no stranger to the winners stall at her home track and provided both Jilliby Way and Jilliby Ablett to score in their respective races.

Four year old Bettors Delight/Pro Magic mare Jilliby Way with nephew Glen Craven in the sulky led throughout from the pole to land the Terang Co-Op Pace for C1 class over 2180 metres.

Although pressured by Shesallyank outside her for most of the trip which took a slender lead on straightening, Jilliby Way rallied to fight off the challenge and score by 1.6 metres in a rate of 2-01.6, with Shalackin (one/one) third after working in the early stages.

Highly promising Artiscape/Diplomatic Lover 6-Y-0 gelding Jilliby Ablett was a most impressive victor of the Pace for C4 & C5 class over 2180 metres.

Taking a concession for son Jason, Jilliby Ablett flew away from outside the front row to cross Run Ripalong (gate two) prior to the first turn and rated to perfection, defied all challengers, defeating Kerryn Manning's Run Ripalong along the sprint lane by 1.8 metres in a rate of 2-01, with the in-form G K Galleon third after moving to race in the open at the bell.

Great Western's Peter Manning may have found another promising trotter in 5-Y-0 Ganymede/Smokey Robyn gelding Hinault which landed the Lew & Olive Welsh Memorial Trotters Mobile for T0 & T1 class over 2180 metres.

Driven by Kerryn, Hinault making only his third appearance at the races was sent forward from the tail of the field in the first lap, but went off stride, going back to last.

Again sent forward racing for the bell, Hinault moved outside the leader Candy Digger for the final circuit, striding clear prior to the home turn to gain the day by 3.4 metres in 2-05.5 over Monica My Dear along the sprint lane after being held up when the pacemaker tired. Wicked Subwoofer (one/two last lap) finished third after looking a threat when three wide on the home turn.

Kerryn provided a winner herself when Kiwi bred Bettors Delight/Itz Got The Giggles gelding Itz Dreamin Jonesy snared the Terang Guineas for Three Year Olds over 2180 metres.

In what was a training coup, Itz Dreamin Jonesy first up since July last year led out from gate three, before taking a trail on the well supported Goodtime Mike, with Keayang Starzzz caught in the open from gate six.

Using the sprint lane, Itz Dreamin Jonesy ran home strongly to register a 10.9 metre victory in advance of Keayang Starzzz and Goodtime Mike in 1-58.2.

Former Terang resident Maria Cahir daughter of Bruce and Elizabeth Clarke, was in the winners stall when 8-Y-0 Pass The Mustard/Shemida Francis gelding The Rogue Trader greeted the judge in the Ken Pocock Memorial Pace for C2 & C3 class over 2180 metres.

Trained and driven by husband Nathan, The Rogue Trader having his first outing since November 2012 settled four back in the running line from the extreme draw, with the well backed Maybebaby leading from the pole, but being kept honest by Overthorns on her outside.

Commencing a forward move three wide in the last lap, The Rogue Trader dashed to the front on the home turn, scoring by 3 metres from Jilliby Ling which followed him home from last, with Indulgent (one/one) third after being held up in a pocket for the last lap. The mile rate 1-59.

Jilliby Way

Jilliby Ablett


Itz Dreamin Jonesy 

The Rogue Trader

by Len BAKER

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