Monkey Bones is making his mark

11:25 AM 09 May 2014 NZST
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Monkey Bones - is making his mark on New Zealand harness racing.
Monkey Bones - in action

In the last few months there have been more grey trotting winners than ever before and that comes down to one thing - The influence of trotting stallion Monkey Bones.

The grey son of champion stallion Andover Hall, who was good enough to win $237,280 during his racing career, enjoyed further success last night at Cambridge when Sir George Grey notched up his fifth career win. The Derek Balle trained trotter now sits seventh on the Harness Jewels leaderboard for the 3YO Ruby.

Other progeny of Monkey Bones that have been doing a good job include Doctor Bones, who recently notched up a double which included a win in the Super Series C1-2 Trot, while the emerging Jayceekay has looked tremendous in her short career to date.

Monkey Bones will be represented in tonight’s Group One Rowe Cup at Alexandra Park by Bonechip, who finished a creditable third in last week’s Greenlane Cup.

Other impressive winners at Cambridge last night included Ardee, who may be heading to Perth despite sitting fifth in the Harness Jewels rankings, while two-year-old filly Giuliana Rancic is definitely one worth keeping an eye on.

By Mitchell Robertson

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