Day At The Track

Deserved success for Cold Mountain Stud

08:47 AM 24 Mar 2012 NZDT
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Fully American bred Like A Prayer/Aspenglow mare Cold Sister snared her biggest prize, when successful in the harness racing $30,000 (Group 2) Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Gold Series Final over 1720 metres at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday.

Trained and driven by Avenel’s David Aiken for Queensland mining magnate Clive Palmer and racing under the banner of Cold Mountain Stud, Cold Sister was given the run of the race from the pole trailing Topnotch Dream one of two Chris Lang trainees.

Using the sprint lane on turning, Cold Sister ran home strongly to score from a death-seating Dealornodeal going for a clean sweep of the series, with Topnotch Dream a disappointing third. The mile rate 1-59.5.

Cold Sister had been a victim of the terrible Queensland floods 12 months ago and was lucky to survive.

Nagambie’s Chris Lang dominated the “Breed For Speed Series”, taking the Bronze Final with Class Of Her Own (Yankee Paco/Invasions Pride), the Silver Final with Amelia Darling (Kadabra/Africa), as well as the “Princess Of Speed” with Shes An Image (Last Sunset/Joyces Choice) and the “Prince Of Speed” with Aldebaran Shades (Sundon/Tijuana Glass).

Daylesford father and daughter – Bob & Anne-Maree Conroy were successful in taking out the Flatmans Home Timber & Hardware Pty Ltd Monte Final (under saddle) for T0 or better class (D-H) over 1720 metres with 7-Y-0 Straphanger/Direct Salute gelding Optimum.

Always handy from the 10 metre mark, Optimum proved a little too strong for Daretobedifferent over the concluding stages, scoring by 1.7 metres in a rate of 2-07.4, with the 20 metre backmarker Kyvalley Mac third.

Eddie Conroy’s Cost Me A Quid threw away all chance at the start when badly away, before breaking when under pressure on straightening.

Cold Sister

Class Of Her Own

Amelia Darling

Shes An Image

Aldebaran Shades


Len Baker

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