Day At The Track

Helena Jet rockets to victory in Timaru Cup

06:16 AM 07 Jul 2013 NZST
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Greg & Nina Hope Nathan Williamson already a group one
Greg & Nina Hope
Nathan Williamson already a group one - winning driver now making his mark as a trainer
Duane Ranger photo

Highly talented three-year-old filly Helena Jet made it three straight wins when taking out today’s 2-4 win Coupland’s Bakeries Timaru Winter Cup in emphatic style.

The Jereme's

et filly, who has boomed since joining the Woodend barn of Greg & Nina

ope, was having her first start from the stand start today and after a slight

obble quickly came down into her gear before settling in the one out one back

osition. She then made her move on the home bend, and raced clear with another

ood three-year-old filly in Safedra, before eventually pulling out too much in

he home stretch.

Three quarters

f a lengths separated Helena Jet and Safedra at the line with a further ten

enghts back to Maximan on third.

The last 400

f the 2600m journey was recorded in a slick 27.1, which proved too much for

any of her rivals.

The win

apped off what was a very good weekend for sire Jereme's Jet who also enjoyed

uccess with good winners Keepsake and For The Ladies.

In other news

rom the Hope barn, contrary to what was originally reported, three-year-old

uite A Moment is now going to head to Australia to contest the Breeders' Crown

fter winning her heat back on the 14th of June.

  • xtremely talented fourth season Ryal Bush

    ased-trainer Nathan Williamson broke the Southland training record for the

    ost wins in a season when achieving a double at Timaru today. His first winner

    f the day, Chisty Breanna, saw him equal the previous tally, before

    et's Best took him one clear when notching up her third straight win.

    illiamson has now won 33 races for the season from 148 starts, he has also had

    0 seconds and 15 thirds, giving him an impressive UDR of .3318

  • amie Keast & Henriette Westrum, who enjoyed

    heir first win in partnership at Nelson back on the 9th of June,

    dded two wins to their tally today when training a trotting double. The first

    f those was the pacing bred Mighty River (Red River Hanover - Heather

    olmes) who notched up his maiden win, while Wally's Girl then impressed

    reatly by effortlessly winning the third heat of the Golden Girls.

by Mitchell ROBERTSON

Helena Jet makes it three straight in the Timaru Winter Cup

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