Samantha Ottley continued her great association with Cam Before The Storm when making in three wins from three drives on the Tim Butt trained gelding in today’s 4-7 win Rangiora feature.
“He is a lovely horse, with a good turn of foot,” said Ottley. “Anthony (Butt) said I might get the drive on him again next start as they are likely to have Pass Them By in the race.”
The Methven Cup is now on the radar for the now nine win son of McArdle.
Cam Before The Storm was one of two winners for Ottley, who sadly lost her grandfather Laurence (Lorrie) this morning. The other was on the consistent Anonymiss who finally broke through for another win after a run of placings.
“Those two wins were for Grandad Lorrie,” said Ottley.
“He was a great supporter of my career and he has been very chuffed with my success lately.”
“He was very excited about me going up to Cambridge and driving a winner last week.”
Lorrie was a St Andrews local, who has always had an interest in harness racing.
“He used to potter round with a couple of horses, and helped get mum involved. So I guess I have got him to thank for my involvement as well,” concluded Ottley.
Meanwhile, Cran Dalgety joined the elite $10 million club (In lifetime stakes) when Born In The USA was successful in the third race today.
By Mitchell Robertson