Not many harness racing meetings go by at the Cambridge track in the Waikato without a Geoff Small runner saluting the judge and tonight was no exception.
The beautifully bred Sea MC kept to the script in the NRM Evole Colts and Geldings mobile pace.
Dropping back from barrier seven, Sea MC settled four back on the outer for the first 1000 meters before Phil Butcher followed Strawberry Courage around the field on Sea MC, finding the death outside that runner from the 800 meter mark.
These two runners eyeballed each other for the rest of the race with Sea MC gaining the upper hand close to home for a well deserved win.
It was the McArdle colt's second win from just nine starts in which he has also been placed twice.
Sea MC paced the 2200 meters in a respectable 2:44.2, a mile rate of 2:00 with closing sectionals of 58.8 and 28.9.
As with most of the horses in the Geoff Small barn, Sea MC has blue blood running through his veins.
A son of McArdle, Sea MC is the fourth foal of the former outstanding filly Copper Beach 1:58.6 ($185,991) whose first foal was none other than the champion juvenile De Lovely 1:54.1 ($656,113).
Copper Beach is from a half sister to former Geoff Small trained champion pacer, Elsu 1:53.6 ($2.083,352) and this is the family with which Small has had so much success over a long period,