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South Aussie wins NE Pacing Cup

07:36 PM 11 Jan 2020 NZDT
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Ideal World wins the Good SPorts North Eastern Pacing Cup in Scottsdale 10 Jan 2020

Next months Devonport Pacing Cup is on the radar for Ideal World after he scored a six-metre win in the Good Sports North Eastern Pacing Cup at Scottsdale yesterday.

Trained in South Australia by Aaron Bain, the seven-year-old gelded son of American Ideal has called Tasmania home for the past month, and was well driven by Mark Yole in last nights $12,000 feature.

Sent out as the $2.70 second elect in the market, Yole was able to settle close to the speed in the 2692 metre event.

“He lobbed handy early, El Jays Mystery was looking for a bit of cover so I worked around her and got it easy during the middle stages,” said winning driver Mark Yole who was happy to race outside the leader on the rain-affected track.

“I think that was key, it looked really hard to make ground all day,” added the driver.

The heavy track was also reflected in the mile rate of 2m 10.7s, the slowest mile rate recorded in the race since Tyne Playboy scored in 2m 11.6s in 2000.

Ideal World was sent to the state to contest last months Tassie Golden Apple series where he finished second in the final behind Ryley Major before running down the track in the Meander Valley Cup at Carrick Park on 29 December, and the plain is for the pacer to tackle another Tasmanian feature race.

“Talking with Aaron (Bain) after the race he plans to race him in Devonport next Sunday and then press on to the Devonport Cup next month and he will assess things from there,” said Yole.

The $30,000 Devonport Pacing Cup will be held on 2 February.

Yole was the standout driver on the card with a driving treble.

He scored in the Enzed Pace with Oneofthelads who is trained by his brother Ben.

“He was very well placed, I was really happy with his run in Launceston last week and he was able to just miss all the carnage early in the race,” said Mark who also scored on Stylish Trend in the Lords Hotel Pace.

“The key to him was his good standing start manners on the tight track, his trial last Monday suggested he was starting to find some of his better form,” explained the driver.

Some much-needed rain fell throughout the meeting with Yole full of praise for the officials to get through the entire seven-race card.

“It was a credit to all to get through the meeting with the heavy rain that fell in the region,” he said.


Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

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