Day At The Track

Garaty out to go one better in return to driving

04:24 AM 12 Jun 2020 NZST
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Kylie Barnes and Aaron Garaty, harness racing
Kylie Barnes and Aaron Garaty

Holmesville's Aaron Garaty will look to Elite Bobby, Nishabro and Yesnomaybeso to give him a winner at Newcastle on Friday night after going close twice last week in his return to harness racing driving.

Garaty was second last Saturday night at the track with Yesnomaybeso and The Tiger Army, which are also trained by his partner, Kylie Barnes, who has six in work.

It was Garaty's first time driving since before a six-month disqualification, in June last year, for a positive swab. He returned to the gig when COVID-19 regional restrictions made it difficult to find a regular driver.

"I wasn't really going to drive again but with COVID happening, we weren't able to get the same driver," Garaty said. "Every time a field came out we were looking so we just decided I'd drive.

"We had our first run the other night. We had a good night but we were a bit unlucky not to get a couple of winners, but they all went as good as they can, so hopefully we can back up this week and go one better."

Yesnomaybeso has gate four in race four, while Elite Bobby and Nishabro are off the second line in the fifth and sixth respectively.

"Yesnomaybeso went super last week," he said. "This is probably a bit tougher but he's drawn forward and we've got options. He'll be thereabouts in the end.

"Nishabro's had only one start for Kylie and went probably the quickest last half she ever has. She's going really good and just needs a bit of luck in running to be somewhere in the money.

"Elite Bobby's last two runs have been super and hopefully he can put it all together and go one better."

By Craig Kerry

Reprinted with permission of The Newcastle Herald

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