Stonebridge Regal gelding delivers

04:00 PM 26 Aug 2014 NZST
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Stonor Rainbow - Narrow but impressive winner
Stonor Rainbow - Narrow but impressive winner

Well bred three-year-old pacer Stonor Rainbow delivered a solid performance to score a narrow but decisive win in the Impress Print Pace at the harness racing meeting at the Tote Racing Centre in Launceston today.

With Justin Campbell in the cart, Stonor Rainbow showed his customary early speed to easily cross to the front from gate four and proceeded to set a solid tempo with Vincent Can Go on his outside and the well-backed Cardinal Spec settled well back in the field from his wide second-row draw.

When the back markers started their moves Campbell lifted the tempo to ensure his followers would have to work to make ground and the tactic worked perfectly.

The Steve Lukac-trained gelding powered home and had enough in hand to score narrowly from Cardinal Spec that was the widest runner in the home straight with Vincent Can Go hanging on for third.

The winner clocked a mile rate of 2m.02.25 with an overall time of 2m.47.12s.

Peter Staples

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