Day At The Track

Reece Moore receives the thrill of a lifetime

02:18 PM 12 Jun 2013 NZST
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Dean Braun
Dean Braun

Youthful concessional reinsman Reece Moore received the thrill of a lifetime at the Terang trotting meeting on Wednesday June 12, doing what a lot before him have not achieved - driving a winner at his first race drive in a registered race.

Using a claim, Reece was trusted with the drive aboard smart Kiwi bred 4-Y-0 Live or Die/Super Telf gelding Magical Telf trained by "boss" Dean Braun in the Dick & Anne Box Pace for C3 & C4 class over 2180 metres.

Restrained at the start from gate six to settle four back in the running line with Ourcrowninn leading from gate two, Reece bided his time in a slowly run affair until easing Magical Telf three wide in the back straight on the final occasion.

Surging up to the leaders approaching the home turn, Magical Telf's class told on straightening as he coasted to the wire 6.5 metres in advance of his semi-stablemate Keeper Of The Fire which followed him home from last, with Ourcrowninn weakening to finish third a further 3.4 metres away. The mile rate 2-04.2 (last half 57.2 - quarter 27.8).

Formerly from Queensland, Reece knew nothing about harness racing when he applied for a job with Dean Braun in Lara almost two years ago and has gone along quietly ever since learning the trade, while also doing a short stint with Maree and John Caldow.

Following the race. Reece was full of gratitude for both Braun and the Caldow's for what he has been taught.

Heywood trainer Kevin Brough combined with Terang's Matt Craven to land the Goodtime Lodge 2-Y-0 Pace over 1680 metres with Artistic Fella/Gold Liner gelding Paua Fella in a rate of 2-00.7.

Crossing Vader (gate two) shortly after the start from gate six, Paua Fella coming off a nice second to The Fat Man at Horsham on April 22, led virtually throughout in accounting for Vader which was no match over the concluding stages, finishing 8 metres in arrears, with the favourite Watch This Spot third after missing away and circling the field to race parked at the bell.

Another Heywood winner on the night was in-form 4-Y-0 Life Sign/Midnight Kazooie mare Life Is A Pleasure for Rebecca East in the ABS Australia Pace for C0 class over 2180 metres.

Driven by Matt Craven, Life Is A Pleasure from gate two on the second line was sent forward from mid-field to park outside the pacemaker Soho Jolie at the bell.

Striding clear approaching the home turn, Life Is A Pleasure despite racing roughly halfway up the running, scored by a neck over Art Of Gold (one/one last lap) and Soho Jolie in a rate of 2-04.2.

Hamilton's Caleb Lewis has a most promising lightly raced 4-Y-0 by the name of My Bros Dreaming who brought up two wins in succession by taking the Terang CRT Store Pace for C1 class over 2180 metres.

A gelded son of Armbro Operative and Village Dreamer making only his fourth appearance at the races and third since December 2011, My Bros Dreaming with Glen Craven in the sulky led throughout from the pole in defeating the Bob Mahncke trained stablemates Kiwi Rage and Tres Hombres in a rate of 1-59.7.

Peter Manning snared the Bob & Pat Conroy Trotters Mobile for T0 & T1 class over 2180 metres with 5-Y-0 ex-New Zealand mare Sunnyandcher who as the name implies, is by the great Sundon from Cherourwishes.

Driven by daughter Kerryn, Sunnyandcher began speedily from outside the front row to lead and was never headed in accounting for Hezminenotyours which raced outside her, with the hot favourite Maorisfavouritesun (also by Sundon) third after trailing the winner before going off stride on the home turn. The mile rate 2-05.4.

Magical Telf

Paua Fella

Life Is A Pleasure

My Bros Dreaming


by Len BAKER

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