Day At The Track

Demmler and Quinlan have a good day

01:07 PM 06 May 2010 NZST
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Jodi Quinlan
Jodi Quinlan
Courtesy Of Cranbourne Harness Racing Club

Parwan co-trainers Craig Demmler and Jodi Quinlan enjoyed a profitable harness racing day on Thursday May 6, with winners at Cranbourne during the afternoon and Bendigo at night. At Cranbourne, Jodi was successful with first starter Our Horizon in the Cranbourne Trainers Bonanza 2-Y-0 Pace over 2080 metres.

Settling at the tail of the field from a solo second line draw, Our Horizon circled the entire field in the last lap to join the pacemaker Our Ponzi on the home turn, before drawing clear approaching the wire to score a most impressive victory in advance of Our Ponzi and Diliart (one/one) in a rate of 2-02.7.

At Bendigo, Christian Cullen/Innocent Franco filly Glenferrie Inn greeted the judge in the 3rd Heat of the Vicbred Super Series for 3-Y-0 Fillies over 2150 metres.

Staring from the extreme draw, Glenferrie Inn settled well back in the field, gradually making ground in the last lap to be four wide on the home turn.

Given full rein on straightening, Glenferrie Inn ran home strongly to defeat Kattrin along the sprint lane and Bebop which led from the bell in a rate of 2-00.6.

Jodi handled the pair.

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Whittlesea's Mark Peace enjoyed a happy afternoon at Cranbourne on Thursday, chalking up a stable double with a pair of former New Zealanders - Franco Templar in the Ultra Signs Pace Final for C1 & C2 class over 2080 metres and Mach Is Supreme in the Hyland Sportswear Pace for C1 class over the same journey.

Franco Templar a 4-Y-0 gelded son of Falcon Seelster and Temple Franco coming off an eye catching second to Calatrava in his heat on April 25, was driven forward from outside the front row to park outside the roughie Danish King, before assuming control mid-race.

Tackled from all directions on straightening, Franco Templar having his second start on Australian soil, defied the challenge to score from Danish King and Island Sands (three wide from the bell) in a rate of 2-01.3.

Four year old Mach Three/Supreme Holly mare Mach Is Supreme settled three back along the inside from the pole, before using the sprint lane as did the favourite Hustlers Crown which trailed the weakening leader and third placegetter Onya Courage in 2-02.3.

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Avenel trainer Greg Norman also snared a double at the Cranbourne meeting, with 6-Y-0 Sundon/Millie Whiz gelding Heza Hero taking the Seelite Windows & Doors Trotters Handicap for T1 or better class over 2575 metres and Armbro Operative/Olympia Olympus gelding Our Rising Star the Schweppes 3-Y-0 Pace Final over 2080 metres.

In a chop and change affair, Heza Hero (Nathan Jack) used the sprint lane off the back of the leader Snappy Pop to score by a nose over Alta Soliel (three back the markers) and Snappy Pop in 2-07.4, while Our Rising Star (Greg Sugars) raced in the open from the bell, proving too strong at the finish for I Look A Lot which led and Ultimate Escape in 2-01.5.

Len BAKER

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