Locals and former locals - shine at MV

01:23 AM 09 Dec 2007 NZDT
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Courtesy Of Metropolitan Harness Racing Club at Moonee Valley

Conte De Cristo won his first clash with full-brother Conte Centovalli at Moonee Valley on Saturday night, however the Carbone-Sergi trained gelding had to be content with second place.

Conte De Cristo was driven well by leading junior reinsman Nathan Jack in his first steer of the horse, getting on the back of the leader and favourite Karlsruhe, however they couldn’t catch him in the home straight and finished a 2.5 metre runner-up.

Earlier in the night on the same card Our Mateship had not luck in finishing tenth for his Roseworthy trainer Rob Caruso.

Quantum Kiwi won the event but Unique Style was an eye-catching third for former Two Wells horseman Scott Ewen who has recently taken a position with the Lance Justice stable.

Another South Australian ex-pat in former Gawler River trainer Greg Norman also shone at Victoria’s harness racing headquarters when he put the polish on Sportivo for a third-up victory in the hands of legendary reinsman Brian Gath.

Neal Conder, HRSA

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