Interstate trip on cards for Nola Mayhem

03:08 PM 01 May 2014 NZST
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Nola Mayhem and Rohan Hillier after the mare's Granny Smith win.jpg
Nola Mayhem and Rohan Hillier after the mare's Granny Smith win
TALENTED Tasmanian pacer Nola Mayhem could soon be heading interstate after her effortless all-the-way win in the $30,000 Granny Smith final for four-year-old mars at Devonport Paceway last Sunday night.

The mare's trainer Rohan Hillier and Melbourne-based owner Mark Panton are looking at a Vicbred mares' series in Victoria in June and, longer term, may send the four-year-old to Western Australia.

"A trip to Melbourne is a definite possibility and WA has always been on the horizon when she gets down in class because there are a lot of good mares' races over there," Panton said.

The owner said that Nola Mayhem had done a good job to win the Granny Smith on a restricted preparation.

"She missed a month's racing when she was stood down after returning a positive swab at the trials but the stewards have since been good enough to lift that ban,"Panton said.

Hillier said that Nola Mayhem was advantaged by drawing the pole in this latest assignment as she had good gate speed and, with a short run to the first turn, it was unlikely that she would be headed.

"And I don't think our main danger (El Jays Magic) handles this track," the trainer said.

El Jays Magic raced in second place but broke and dropped out during the last lap.

Nola Mayhem went on to score by seven metres from All About Mod with Family Guy over five metres astern.

By Peter Staples

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