It is pretty hard to get to excited about harness racing at Forbury Park over winter but two young drivers last night did enough to warm the soul on a cold winters night.
First up Dexter Dunn showed why he is the best driver going round, continuing to display his outstanding ability as he reigned home another four winners.
Dexter is in such an unbelievable vein of form at the moment, that it is truly a pleasure to watch him at the peak of his driving powers.
The other highlight of the meet was the continuing development of the skills of the very promising junior driver, Craig Ferguson.
In his fourth season of driving, Craig has progressed each season to the point where he is now considered one of our best junior drivers.
In his first season he managed just two winners followed by three in year two.
Year three saw that number rise to seven which led to his break through season this year where he has reigned home 23 winners to date, placing him fifth on the New Zealand junior driver standings.
Last night he needed all his skill to land the three winners he drove as none were considered winning chances.
First up was Havinaravup at $63 to one who was closely followed by Sunnivue Bad Boy at $37 to one with Better To Be Bad rounding out his treble at $9 to one with all three making it to the winners circle on the back of Craig's judgment and initiative.
While the standard of racing at Forbury Park in winter may leave a bit to be desired, the same cannot be said about the standard of driving.