Highly capable trotter Sheemon kept his unbeaten four-year-old record intact, when coming with a whirlwind finish to down a handy field of trotters at Waterlea Raceway in Blenhiem.
The win was Sheemon’s third since resuming in November and ninth in total.
“He is a very nice wee trotter and I think he will work his way through to Open Class easy enough,” said driver Dexter Dunn. “He isn’t far behind the other top four-year-old trotters like Royal Aspirations, Prime Power and Habibti,” he added.
The Kevin Townley trained son of Monarchy and top mare Solar Fire will now head to Invercargill on Thursday for a two mile trot worth $20,000, where he will meet some very smart types including Springbank Sam, Phil’s Gift, Jag’s Invasion, and fellow age-group rival Royal Aspirations.
The Northern Southland card at Invercargill on Thursday will also see New Zealand Cup champion Terror To Love do battle in the Group 3 Northern Southland Cup, where he will face the tough task of giving rising star Arden Rooney a 25 metre head start.
By Mitchell Robertson