Day At The Track

La Coocaracha's first progeny breaks maidens

10:34 PM 02 Apr 2008 NZDT
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Cranbourne Harness Racing Club

Four-year-old La Biscuit, the first progeny of former trotting queen La Coocaracha, broke maiden ranks at her 16th start at Cranbourne on Wednesday afternoon (April 2).

Starting $2.70 favourite, the CR Commando mare was given plenty of time to settle by Kate Gath before being sent into the lead with two rounds to go. She won as she liked by 16 metres.

Driver Greg Sugars took the honours on the day with a winning treble, while trainer Dean Braun and owner Arthur Fullwood both landed doubles.

Braun and Sugars combined to win with Radio City ($5.80) in the C2 to C3 event. After starting from the second row, the Presidential Ball gelding worked up to sit parked for the last 1200 metres and was too strong for his rivals in the run home.

Owned by a syndicate including well known personalities Len Baker and Gary Hucker, the five-year-old tramped his last half in 58.9 seconds – the fastest time of the day.

Braun completed his double with the former En Zedder Waiona ($2.70 fav.), who led, surrendered the front and used the sprint lane to win the Ultrasigns 3YO Pace. He was driven by leading freelance reinsman Ross Payne.

Sugars other two winners were Veranjee ($2 fav.) and Pocket Legend ($4), both owned by octogenarian Fullwood. Veranjee, a Cranbourne track specialist, is prepared by Fullwood, while Pocket Legend is trained by Sugars’ father, Ross Sugars.

Peter Wharton

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