Day At The Track

Mayor of Reporoa has another smart horse

10:14 AM 25 Oct 2014 NZDT
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Elliesjet - Looks to have a big future
Elliesjet - Looks to have a big future
Elliesjet

Well known Reporoa harness racing enthusiast Danny McGill has had a lot of smart horses over the years and in last nights Alexandra Park winner Elliesjet  he seems to have another one to keep the bank manager happy.

Danny has had a great run over the years breeding such smart types as Magie Lilly Rose 1:54.1 ($202,718), Golden Trowel 1:52.4 ($117,056) and Maximus Meridius 1:52.3 ($109,515).

His latest winner though has been a bit of a surprise to the noted stockman.

"She is a big filly, I mean really big and I didn't think she would have any speed," he told Harnesslink today.

By Jeremes Jet from the speedy Village Jasper mare Elle Mary Rose 2:00.7, Elliesjet has been given plenty of time to grow into her large frame.

"The original plan was to get her up and running and try to sell her but after after the way she has gone the last two weeks we have taken the for sale sign down," Danny said today.

The 4 year old mare was having just her third lifetime start last night and on the back of a super third last week was warmly supported even though she drew the outside of the second row.

Patiently driven in the early stages by driver Todd Mitchell, Elliesjet settled back in the running line before Todd sent her forward after 600 metres to grab the lead.

From there it turned into a procession as Elliesjet gradually increased the tempo and then powered away in the home straight for an emphatic win by four lengths.

Elliesjet paced the 2200 metres in 2:45.9, a mile rate of 2:01.3 with closing sectionals of 58.1 and 28.9

Today Danny was musing that you should never judge a book by its cover.

" Todd said she absolutely jogged it and had plenty left at the finish so thats very encouraging," 

"Gareth Dixon (trainer) has suggested we should look at some of the support races over the Xmas carnival at Auckland so thats where we are heading,"  he said.

Its been a big week for Danny as a half sister to Elliesjet in Annie Morva was successful at Menangle last Saturday night.

"She ran second in the Ladyship stakes to Adore Me at three at Alexandra Park and then we sent her to Blake Fitzpatrick in Sydney to race.

"Its worked out really well as she has topped the $100,000 mark in earnings and took a mark of 1:52.9 when she won last week," Danny said

Danny almost made it a trifecta for the week as a breeder when the trotter he bred Al Bundy was an unlucky third at Alexandra Park last night.

With Elliesjet and Annie Morva in such fine form, Danny looks in for a very profitable summer over the next few months.

Harnesslink Media

 

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