Day At The Track

Heats of 'Breed For Speed' Bronze Series

12:14 PM 13 Mar 2013 NZDT
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Chris Lang
Chris Lang

Nagambie's Chris Lang brought up two wins in the space of five days with European bred 4-Y-0 Swede Dreams at the Maryborough harness racing fixture on Wednesday March 13, taking out the 1st Heat of the Yankee Spider Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Bronze Series for T0 class (mares) over 1609 metres.

Victorious in a low grade race at Bendigo the previous Saturday, Swede Dreams starting from outside the front row was given an easy time trailing the first start pacemaker Barbra Jean from the Conroy stable.

Using the sprint lane, Swede Dreams a daughter of champion Varenne and Reality Is trotted faultlessly throughout, finishing best to score by a neck in a rate of 2-03.4 from the leader, with Toscano 7.1 metres away in third place after facing the breeze.

Four year old Life Sign/Lombo Luvbird mare Death Defying snared the 2nd Heat on debut for local Havelock trainer John Matthews and reinsman son Ashley.

Showing perfect manners from gate three, Death Defying led throughout, accounting for the red-hot favourite Purplepeopleater which parked outside her, with Nicky Newky third after trailing the winner and moving to her outside on the final bend. The mile rate 2-02.

The $8,000 Final will be held at Melton on Saturday March 23.

It was great to see popular Barham trainer Ruth Arthur in the winners stall at Maryborough following the victory of Our Sir Vancelot/Macray Way 4-Y-0 gelding Partnersinvancelot in the 1st Heat of the Eureka Series for C0 class over 2190 metres in a mile rate of 2-03.2.

Driven by young Bendigonian Haydon Gray, Partnersinvancelot settled mid-field in the running line from gate two on the second row, with the roughie Hezupnabout spearing across the face of the field to lead from gate five.

Gaining a three wide trail home in the last lap on the back of Elsie Lobell, Partnersinvancelot charged home out wide to blouse the roughie The System Village ($47.50) through the centre right on the wire, with Elsie Lobell third in advance of the favourite Art Of Love which raced in the open and Itsgottobegood in a blanket finish. The margins being a half head, half neck, half neck and a neck.

Bolinda's Chris Alford landed the Crameri Export Quality Chaff Pace for C1 class over 1690 metres with 4-Y-0 Bettors Delight/Spirited Storm entire Stormed Out.

Buried three back along the markers after starting inside the second row, Stormed Out was extricated to be four and five wide on the final bend, motoring to the wire in defeating One Tough Reign along the sprint lane after trailing the weakening leader Mister Bellisimo and Out Of Morals from near last. The mile rate 1-58.3.

The Ross & Greg Sugars show continues to roll, with Live Or Die/Illawong Julie filly Illawong Joyful taking the Australasian Premier Trotting Sales 3-Y-0 Pace over 2190 metres.

Showing plenty of speed from gate five, Illawong Joyful bred and raced by Dr Martin Hartnett ran her rivals ragged, scoring by 6.9 metres in a rate of 1-58.9 over Glenferrie College who covered plenty of extra ground, with Brite Spark Lombo third after following the runner up home in the last lap three wide.

Swede Dreams

Death Defying


Stormed Out

Illawong Joyful

by Len BAKER

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