Day At The Track

Focus shifts, Jewels aim

12:35 AM 09 May 2016 NZST
Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print
Ears Burning.jpg Great Things Happens,Harness racing Order Online group.jpg
Ears Burning and Nigel McGrath
RaceImages.net.nz
Great Things Happens
Race Images
Order Online wins on debut for the GoHarness Buy Race & Sell Syndicate
Raceimages.net.nz

Weedon’s based trainer Nigel McGrath has set his sights on the Harness Jewels with smart 3yo Ears Burning.

Well supported by punters at Addington today, the 3yo Grinfromeartoear colt didn’t disappoint his followers with a dominate win in the 7th race of the afternoon.

“He’s won really nicely; we had to burn around to find the front but he was strong after that. There is a super series race for him next week and then hopefully a jewels start” said McGrath.

Currently 12th on the Jewels leader board , Ears Burning will drop back to 13th with the return of the All Stars runner Chase The Dream who is making his way back to New Zealand after competing in the WA Derby.

The Super Series race Nigel refers to is the C0 and Faster Mobile pace which Ears Burning sneaks into, while it is a preferential barrier draw meaning he will pick up an average draw, there wouldn’t be many, if any horses to fall into those conditions that are going as good as he is.

Meanwhile, McGraths star colt and Jewels leader Classie Brigade has had a wee freshen up and is preparing well for his Jewels challenge.

“He will have one trial and go to the Jewels” said McGrath.

Ears Burning

Great Things Happen put pay to a handy trot field today when he boomed up the passing lane for trainer/driver Gavin Smith.

Today’s victory was the Love You geldings 5th in a row and 7th career win, and pushed him up to 18th in the Jewels standings, just under $3,000.00 shy of the 12th placed, Greg/Nina Hope trained Everybody Knows.

Owned by E J Edwards and Sara Smith, Great Things Happens was the first foal out of 7 win S J’s Photo mare Calamity Gal, who was trained by Gavin for her last two career starts.

Today’s winning time of 3.17.4 was impressive, but so was the run of runner up Harriet Of Mot, who’s amended time from her 30m back mark was 3.16.4 and put the writing on the wall for the 4yo mare to be very competitive at the Harness Jewels.

Her performance capped off a great day for Noel Kennard’s GoHarness Syndication’s brand when recent purchase Order Online won for trainer Ken Barron and the GoHarness Buy Race & Sell Syndicate.

The 3yo Washington VC gelding was purchased out of the Clark Barron stable earlier last month and delivered a great mothers day victory for some owners.

GoHarness always have shares available so don’t hesitate to get in contact with them, their details can be found at www.goharness.co.nz.

Great Things Happen

Order Online

Andrew Fitzgerald

Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print

Read More News About...

Stallion Name

Next article: