Day At The Track

Dream Vacation babies sweep - Kilmore

12:07 PM 25 Jun 2013 NZST
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Blake Fitzpatrick
Blake Fitzpatrick

The Kilmore Harness Racing Club meeting on Tuesday June 25 featured two heats of the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series over 2180 metres for Two Year Old Trotters, one for each sex.

Astute MeltonTrainer/driver Mario Azzopardi may have unearthed something special in Dream Vacation/Sundons Tiavon gelding Tiavons Dream which took the Colts & Geldings division.

A first up second to Four Lillies at Ballarat on June 6 put the writing on the wall for an early victory and after being given time to find his feet from gate two, Tiavons Dream produced a brilliant turn of speed hitting the back straight on the first occasion to stride clear.

Always travelling beautifully, Tiavons Dream although inclined to race greenly in the straight, safely defied all challengers to score from Coimadai Lodge which trailed after leading out from gate four, with Chris Lang's Sammy Charles an eye catching third on debut after following the pair. The mile rate 2-05.1.

Sydney visitor Verbier also by Dream Vacation from the Andover Hall mare Lets Be Happy snared the fillies division in 2-08.5.

Trained at Cawdor by Blake Fitzpatrick and driven by stable assistant David White, Verbier coming off some good form in her home state was given a sweet passage from gate three trailing the well supported leader Illawong Moonshine inside her.

Not bothering with the sprint lane, Verbier was eased around the pacemaker on the home turn before coasting to the wire 7.4 metres in advance of Illawong Moonshine, with Lindy Vale third from three back in the moving line.

Former Sydneysider The Pear Of Paris scored a well deserved victory for trotting devotee Peter Hornsby in the Harness Breeders (Vic) Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class (mares) over 2150 metres.

A Kiwi bred 6-Y-0 by Earl from Paris Metro, The Pearl Of Paris has had her foot on the till since arriving at Hornsby's Kialla (Shepparton) stable and driven with confidence by Stacey Towers, possied outside the pacemaker Shea Keystone after starting from the 10 metre mark.

Dashing to the front prior to the home turn, The Pearl Of Paris held a margin all the way up the running to defeat Eurasian Hanover (three back the markers) which followed the winner home after being extricated into the clear approaching the final bend, with the hot favourite Sundons Promise running on late from a mile back to finish third after missing away badly from the 30 metre mark. The mile rate a comfortable 2-07.

Dunnstown trainer/driver Nathan Cahir enjoyed a "night of nights" at Kilmore after winning the TAB Daily Double with stablemates Pas Mate and The Rogue Trader.

Four year old Armbro Operative/Szarbo gelding Pas Mate was given a cosy passage three back the markers from inside the second row in the Barry Alford Memorial Pace for C1 class over 2180 metres, following both Elsbest which led and Wealthy Warrior which trailed him.

When the leader shifted ground approaching the home turn, Weatlthy Warrior joined him after gaining an inside run, with Pas Mate following to immediately move three wide on straightening.

Finishing full of running, Pas Mate registered a 1.4 metre victory over Wealthy Warrior in a rate of 2-04, with Chesire Cat flashing home late from mid-field to snatch third.

The Rogue Trader a lightly raced 8-Y-0 gelded son of Pass The Mustard and Shemida Francis raced by wife Maria, was sent forward from gate three on the second line immediately the starter despatched the field to park outside the short priced favourite Fantastic Arden which flew the gate from barrier six.

Applying the pressure a long way from home, The Rogue Trader scored impressively by 5.2 metres in a rate of 2-01 over Rivieria Kiss which used the sprint lane after trailing the pacemaker, with Fantastic Arden weakening to finish third.

Tiavons Dream


The Pearl Of Paris

Pas Mate

The Rogue Trader

by Len BAKER

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