Day At The Track

Harness briefs - 22nd October 2017

08:59 AM 22 Oct 2017 NZDT
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Dexter Dunn,Harness racing
Dexter Dunn
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Harness racing driver Dexter Dunn has moved to second place on the national drivers premiership, after winning with the Cran Dalgety trained Times Stride at Addington on Friday night. 

Dexter is currently sitting on 18 wins for the season, but is still 23 wins behind leader Blair Orange who has won 41 races since the season started in August. Both drivers head to Forbury today, where they each have a good book of drives.

Art Major four year old, Eamon Maquire is the TAB FF win favourite ($1.95) for todays Tuapeka Cup, where he will be driven by Dexter Dunn.

The Graeme Anderson trained 4yo starts off the back mark of 30m for the 2700m, where he will be having his first standing start at the races. 

Eamon Maquire is being aimed at the $50,000 PGG Wrightson YSS Aged Classic for 4yo and faster pacers at Kaikoura on the 30th October 2017.

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The speedy Nigel McGrath trained Sheriff has been stood down for thirty days, after winning his race at Addington on Friday night.

Sheriff returned to the stabling area with blood present in the nostrils and after a Veterinary examination was confirmed to be a bleeder. The horse was stood down for the mandatory 30 days. A veterinary clearance and one satisfactory trial are required prior to resuming.

Sheriff won his race by more than four lengths on Friday and ran a mile rate of 1-57.3 for the 1950m mobile. He sped over his last half in a slick 56.5 seconds.

Sheriff winning his race on Friday night

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