Grinfromeartoear fillies dominate Southern Cross

10:03 AM 04 Aug 2014 NZST
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Grinfromeartoear - Dominated Southern Cross fillies finals
Grinfromeartoear - Dominated Southern Cross fillies finals
Whats Emma Got
Punch Line

Southern Cross finals day is one of the highlights on the South Australian harness racing calendar and is eagerly awaited each year.

It is a highly competitive days racing and unusual for any one sire to dominate.

However todays $60,000 finals (Sunday August 3rd) at Betezy Park Globe Derby for the two and three year old fillies were both taken out by daughters of champion sire Grinfromeartoear.

First up was the Glenda Fuller trained Whats Emma Got who was settled three back in the running line early in the two year old final from her second row draw.

Set alight by driver Danielle Hill after 400 meters, Whats Emma Got looped the field and assumed the pace making role shortly after.

Keeping up a steady tempo, she skipped clear at the 400 meters mark and coasted to the line for an easy win.

It was Whats Emma Got seventh win from just ten starts with three seconds thrown in for good measure.

A daughter of the smart Falcon Seelster  mare Whativewegot 1:59.9 ($66,607), Whats Emma Got paced the 1800 from the mobile in 2:13.7, a mile rate of 1:59.6 with closing sectionals of 58.5 and 29.4

In the three year old final the Courage Under Fire filly Dougs Choice was shooting for fifteen in a row as a three year old.

Sent forward from barrier six, Dougs Choice was wide for 400 meters before finding the front in the 2230 meters event.

Meanwhile Punch Line who had started from one on the second line was sent forward after 500 meters by driver David Harding and found the death seat with a lap and a half to travel.

David Harding and Punch Line continued to apply pressure to Dougs Choice and nearing the 600 meters headed Dougs Choice and set sail for home.

Well clear turning in, David Harding eased Punch Line down in the run to the line  for a very impressive win.

It was the Emma Stewart trained fillies sixth win from just thirteen starts and she paced the 2230 meters in 2:47.2, a mile rate of 2:00.7 with closing sectionals of 58.1 and 29.

Punch Line is from a Classic Garry half sister to former champion Safe And Sound 1:57 ($995,606) and with a winning time of 1:54.2 already beside her name, the residual value of Punch Line when she finishes racing is sky rocketing with every win.

Whats Emma Got

Punch Line

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