Justice and Gath combine for double

07:54 AM 07 Jun 2014 NZST
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Im Barney Rubble wins at Melton on Friday night with Brian Gath in the sulky
Im Barney Rubble wins at Melton on Friday night with Brian Gath in the sulky
Discrimination

Harness racing trainer Lance Justice combined with veteran driver Brian Gath for a winning double at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday night.

The first leg of the double came in the opening race with six-year-old Tinted Cloud gelding Discrimination leading from start to finish in the Society Restaurant Pace over 1720m.

Discrimination held off David Murphy’s fast finisher Here And Now by 1.7m, with race favourite Highview Conall hitting the line hard in third for Amanda Turnbull.

Justice and Gath then combined in Race 5, the Il Gambero Pace over 2240m, with six-year-old Life Sign gelding Im Barney Rubble.

Much like Discrimination, Im Barney Rubble ran to the front early and was never headed, gamely holding off Exciteusinthecity and third placegetter Weallwantano in a mile rate of 1:58.9.

Meanwhile, talented trotter Blitzthemcalder returned from a spell with a gritty win in the Garrards Trot over 1720m.

The four-year-old sat outside the leader throughout before proving too strong for Mister Gunsen and Brief Glance in the run home.

by Cody Winnell

Harness Racing Victoria

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