Harness racing driver Jamie Keast knew One For His Knob was getting close to his mark but he was so unlucky when seventh at his previous start at Methven on Sunday that he was expecting a big run from him at Addington today (Tuesday 13 October 2009).
One For His Knob delivered on that anticipated big run when he posted his fourth career success in theMobile Pace (2600 metres) for the winners of two to five races.
Keast got thegelding away briskly to lead before handing up to His Honour in the middle stages and then driving up the passing lane to score by three quarters of a length.
"He was pretty unlucky when seventh behind Cullen's Creek at Methven on Sunday because he had nowhere to go and felt good,'' driver Keast said of the Phil Burrows trained One For His Knob.
"I knew he was getting close to his mark but he has done a pretty good job with four wins now.''
Burrows and Keast combined their talents to win with Soky's Okay at Methven.
Keast enjoys driving for Burrows whom he rates as a very good trainer.
Keast has scored three times with Soky's Okay, two with Long Live Lana and twice with One For His Knob, now trained by Burrows after Jim Curtin gained two earlier training successes with him.
Burrows and Keast also combined to win the Two Year ld Sires' Stakes Series for trotters at Addington on 9 May with Continental Auto, conqueror of warm favourite The Fiery Ginga.
Continental Auto was fifth behind Ginga Gal in the Jewels at Ashburton on 30 May.
Docmelfi, winner of today'sTrot, likes racing at Addington on low key Tuesday occasions for trainers Lee and Allan Georgeson.
The 6 Year Old daughter ofwas also successful at the 1 September Tuesday meeting at The headquarters, accounting for Gold Reply and Capitol Drive.
Results from the New ZealandTrotting Club's meeting today Tuesday 13 October 2009 at Addington Raceway in Christchurch were:
Race 1: The Peter Jones trained MERSAULT () Ricky May
Race 2: The Michael House trained KIWI GIRL () Dexter Dunn
Race 3: The Brent Borcoskie trained and driven HIGH ROLLER LADY ()
Race 4: The Robert Dunn trained CHEE KEY (Washington V C) Tim Williams
Race 5: The Robert Anderson trained and driven FALCONS DELIGHT ()
Race 6: The Phil Burrows trained ONE FOR HIS KNOB () Jamie Keast
Race 7: The Lee and Allan Georgeson trained DOCMELFI () Jim Curtin
Race 8: The Donna Hill trained MORTROCK () Peter Davis