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Here We Go Again sets new 2200m mares record

11:05 PM 06 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Tim Williams - pictured in the colours of Jamie Gameson
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Here We Go Again sets a new New Zealand record

Former Group Two winner Here We Go Again reminded us of the ability she does possess when winning a C2-C6 mares race at Roxburgh on Sunday.

The daughter of Mach Three and New Zealand Cup winning mare Kym’s Girl was taken back off the gate by driver Tim Williams, before moving forward to the parked position once the hot early tempo had eased. She then packed too much punch in the home straight, holding off Still Laughin to win in a scintillating time of 3-38.8.

The time shaved a second off the previous 2200 metre mares’ record which was held by Breath Of Life and was just 0.6 of a second outside of Bogan Fella’s longstanding overall record of 2-38.2

The record was a case of ‘Here We Go Again’ for Burnham trainer Jamie Gameson, who earlier in the day set a track record for three-year-old fillies with Rachel Duckett, who slaughter her maiden rivals by 19 & ½ lenghts to win in a time of  2-43.9. Rachel Duckett was also driven by Tim Williams.

Meanwhile, drivers Craig Thornely and Robin Swain both steered home their 500th winner on the Roxburgh card.

Craig ‘Franco’ Thornley brought up his 500th success in the familiar Spreydon Lodge colours aboard the Steven McRae trained Franco Quixote, while Robin Swain was victorious for the 500th time when driving The Empires Sister, who is trained by Steven McRae’s father, Ken.

By Mitchell Robertson

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