Day At The Track

Dunn stable gets a double

06:37 PM 11 Sep 2016 NZST
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Franco Nelson with John Dunn and part owners Rona and Clive McKay

Harness racing speedster Franco Nelson has won the "PGG Wrightson Hannon Memorial" at Oamaru this afternoon . 

Franco Nelson managed to slot into the trail after 400m, thanks to a nifty piece of driving by driver John Dunn. He then whipped home up the passing lane to beat the favorite and early leader Tiger Tara.

Cullect A Guiness the stablemate of the winner made a midrace move to land outside the leader and held on for third ahead of a fresh up Quick As A Trick.

Franco Nelson paced the 2600m stand in 3:17.6 with a blistering last 800m in 54.7 and 400m in 27.3.

Southern pacer Costa Del Magnifico developed a minor foot problem earlier in the week and was scratched from the race.

Robert Dunn had double reason to celebrate also winning with Jags Invasion later in the day.

The 9yo Ambro invasion gelding was too good for the opposition in the feature trotting race on the program.

Jags Invasion had a good run on the outer and and fought best in the straight to beat the Phill Williamson pairing of The Silver Fox and Monty Python. The winner came off a handicap of 40m to win and trotted the 2600m from a stand in a fast 3:18.6.

PGG Wrightson Hannon Memorial Replay

 

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