Day At The Track

Little Foo and the 1300th win

06:59 PM 06 Nov 2017 NZDT
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Danielle Hill, harness racing
Danielle Hill

Champion South Australian reinswoman Danielle Hill landed her 1300th harness racing winner when scoring on the Tyson Linke-trained Little Foo in the Ubet Pace (1800m) at Globe Derby Park on Saturday.

“I thought it was coming up but didn’t know my exact figure,” Hill said.

“I’m proud to reach that mark. It is a significant figure, but now I’m ready to add to it.”

Hill didn’t take long to build on the number driving the last two winners at Globe Derby Park – My Man Dan and Flash Angus.

Little Foo ($5.70) sat second on the fence from gate one behind Glenisla ($17.20) which led from barrier two.

Hill waited until the home straight to make her run letting the seven-year-old dash up the sprint lane scoring by 2-1/2 metres from Glenisla with Topnotch Mach ($30.20) following the winner through to grab third, five metres away.

Linke said Little Foo was a favourite of his sister Tara-Shae who shares ownership with him.

“The mare has a bit of ‘small horse’ syndrome and carries a nickname of Angry Ant,” Linke said.

“She can be hard to get along with at times, but Tara-Shae is always on hand to give her a cuddle.”

Linke said Little Foo would continue to race on to try and build on her record of 12 wins and 26 placings from 71 starts. Saturday’s win took her stake earnings past $50,000.

Hill made it a double bringing My Man Dan ($1.90 fav) from midfield to score a 2-1/2 metre win in Lion Dairy & Drinks Claiming Pace (1800m).

Arnoux ($6.20), which led, held on to finish second a short half head in front of Just Read My Mind ($18).

Part-owner-trainer Rob Caruso said he thought the winner might be in trouble mid-race but paid credit to Hill for timing the gelding’s run to perfection.

Hill’s treble came up on Flash Angus, winner of the DPR Insurance Brokers Trotters Mobile (2230m).

Having his first start for trainer Luke O’Neill, Flash Angus ($4.60) trotted away quickly from gate eight and led throughout to beat Truscott Hall ($2.40 fav), a stablemate of the winner, with Illawong Peppa ($10.80), 1-1/2 metres away third.

“The horse in gate one didn’t score up, so I had a clear run through,” Hill said.

“Flash Angus trotted away quickly and I was able to push through and grab the lead and he won comfortably.”

Graham Fischer

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