Day At The Track

Lots of local content at the Terang meet

05:27 PM 31 Jul 2012 NZST
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Kerryn Manning
Kerryn Manning

At theTerang harness racing meeting on Tuesday July 31, locals played a huge part in the night's racing, winning several events during the evening.

Purrumbete (Terang) part-owner/trainer/driver Garry Hanegraaf brought up victory number three for the season with 4-Y-0 Earl/Nicks Whiz gelding Lovable Nick, taking out the Apco Easy Shops Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2180 metres.

Stepping cleanly from the 10 metre mark, Lovable Nick lobbed in the perfect one/one position, before being left in the open at the bell when Glorys Amigo which he was trailing crossed the leader Atego Road.

Given full rein in the back straight, Lovable Nick took care of Glorys Amigo and raced clear only to be tackled strongly by Bil Truscot (three wide last lap) on the final bend.

Showing plenty of heart on straightening, Lovable Nick defied the challenge, before holding off the favourite Mister Independent four wide last lap from near last after a bad beginning, then switching down to the sprint lane to fail by a nose in a thrilling finish, with Bil Truscot holding down third. The mile rate 2-06.4.

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Peter and Kerryn Manning combined to land the Terang Co-Op 3-Y-0 Pace over 2180 metres with Armbro Operative/San Torini gelding Cyclades.

Sent forward three wide from gate six to park outside the noted leader Arr En Special, Cyclades gained cover when Off The Chain circled the field to race in the open.

Dropping down to trail the leader approaching the home turn, Cyclades made full use of the sprint lane to score by 5.2 metres over Arr En Special and On The Chain in a rate of 2-00.5.

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Great Western’s Grant Campbell combined with partner Kerryn Manning to snare the Willsher’s Jewellers Camperdown Pace for C4 to C6 class over 2180 metres at Terang with in-form Legacy Of Power/Muckinbar Miss 6-Y-0 gelding National Service raced by Horsham’s Lane family.

Restrained from outside the front line to possie with only No Tar ahead of him, National Service had the drop on the two favourites Keayang Ruster which led and Savesomtimetodream outside him, with the pair really putting the foot to the floor in the final circuit.

Finishing strongly, National Service (three wide last lap) swamped his rivals on straightening to record an impressive 10.7 metre victory in 1-59.5 from a game Savesomtimetodream, with Keayang Cullen a further 6.5 metres away in third place.

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Kerryn was to bring up a driving treble when exciting ex-Kiwi 4-Y-0 Live Or Die/Chipover gelding Waterhorsegreeted the judge in the Dix & Anne Box Pace for C2 & C3 class over 1680 metres in a slick rate of 1-57.5.

Starting from the extreme draw over the short course made no difference to Waterhorse who settled near last, before moving forward three wide solo racing for the bell.

Crossing to join the poleline pacemaker Lot Of Lip for the last lap, Waterhorse exploded away on turning to score from Exciteusinthecity along the sprint lane off the back of the leader, with Lot Of Lip holding down third.

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Woorndoo trainer Bob Mahncke took advantage of a concession for Terang’s Tim McLean to capture the Bruckner & Associates Pace for C1 class over 2180 metres with former New Zealander Kiwi Rage.

Given a sweet trip from gate two trailing the odds-on favourite Go El Zhar (gate four), Kiwi Rage finished best along the sprint lane in defeating Gangsta Pranksta (three back the markers) by a head, with Powerbolt close up in third place after facing the breeze. The mile rate 2-04.2.

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On what was a great night for the Terang area, Marg Lee and reinsman son Jason snared the Terang Home Hardware 2-Y-0 Pace over 1680 metres with Jeremes Jet/Jilliby Palace filly Jilliby Party Girl.

Making her race debut, Jilliby Party Girl led from gate three, before easing to trail another first starter Glenway Hustler which began swiftly from outside the front row.

Always appearing to be travelling easily, Jilliby Party Girl was another on the night to use the sprint lane to victory, nabbing the hot favourite Quads On The River which raced in the open for the final circuit in the shadows of the post, with Sassy Man (one/one) last lap third. The mile rate 2-03.9.

Lovable Nick

Cyclades

National Service

Waterhorse

Kiwi Rage

Jilliby Party Girl

by Len BAKER

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