Day At The Track

Plunkett wins home town cup in Tasmania

09:03 AM 26 Jan 2013 NZDT
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Rod Plunkett Interview
Jessie Maguire
Rod Plunkett

In-form four-year-old pacing mare Jessie Maguire gave another faultless harness racing performance to score an impressive win in the 2013 Norske Skog New Norfolk Cup over 2950 metres at Kensington Park today.

With regular driver Craig Toulmin aboard, Jessie Maguire stepped brilliantly from the standing start and was able to make full use of the pole position.

Toulmin ensured a steady rate but when he slackened the speed midrace Justin Campbell sent his talented mare Noels Girl around the field to park in the breeze.

This ensure a strong tempo but when Toulmin called on the Rod Plunkett-trained mare to extend at the top of the home straight the last time she responded well and kicked clear.

Cruisin Fella came with a charge but Plukett's mare had plenty in reserve to stave off all challenges.

Plunkett rated the win one of his most satisfying as he was born and raised in New Norfolk and regards it as his home town cup.

Listen to what trainer Rod Plunkett had to say about Jessie Maguire's brilliant New Norfolk Cup win - click here.

by Peter STAPLES

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