Day At The Track

Molly breaks through to the winning ranks

10:59 AM 03 Oct 2018 NZDT
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FINALLY . . . that was the only way to sum up the breakthrough victory by teenager Molly Turton at Wagga on Friday night.

Driving her own horse that she races with her mother Monique, the 19-year-old drove the perfect race to crack it after 43 drives.

A graduate of the mini trotting ranks, Molly gave Spooky Dreams every chance behind the leader from a favourable barrier one draw.

With her father Glen, mother and sister Eliza cheering her on, Molly got the result she desired in a race where there was an additional $1000 from the NSW Standardbred Owners Association for eligible members.

On top of the extra prizemoney of $4200 it was a nice pay day for the Turton’s who have been right by their daughter’s side from the time she started out.

She has been nurtured by her parents and trainer Bruce Harpley who were delighted to see her win.

As was Molly.

“I have had more than 40 drives and this (win) is more than I could have hoped for,” the beaming Turton said.

“It has taken a while, but I finally did it.”

Spooky Dreams won at Wagga in April with Turton as the trainer and Harpley as the driver.

This time it was all hers and you could hardly wipe the smile off her face.

Spooky Dreams has won six of his 57 starts and earned over $33,000.

Meanwhile, the bonus money continued when Me Mate Les won his second race in the space of a week for his new connections.

Me Mate Les raced for the first time for his new owners winning at is first start for Ellen Bartley and Blake Jones and did it again with an additional $800 rolling over as the jackpot horse.

Me Mate Les is the first horse his owner Brayden Scarr has raced.


GRAEME WHITE

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