Something Eyre shows promise

08:58 AM 09 Apr 2014 NZST
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Something Eyre (Ricky Duggan) wins 3C0-3C1 in Hobart.jpg
Something Eyre (Ricky Duggan) wins 3C0-3C1 in Hobart.jpg
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PROMINENT Tasmanian harness racing owners Jamie Cockshutt and Barry Cooper have never been shy about spending a decent amount on horseflesh from New Zealand and it looks as if another of their purchases will at least pay his way.

Something Eyre (Ohoka Arizona-Glentara) faced the breeze for most of the race in Hobart last Sunday night but made light of the task to go on and score a comfortable win in a 3C0-3C1 over 2090 metres.

Lade Elaine made full use of the pole position to lead and with Gareth Rattray aboard she set a solid tempo in front while Ricky Duggan allowed Something Eyre to sit three-wide early as he gradually made his way to the spot outside of the leader.

Duggan didn't allow his charge to eyeball the leader until he wanted to apply the pressure about 500 metres from home.

By doing this he ensured the favourite Soho Wonder, that trailed the leader, was kept in a zip-fastener pocket until well into the home straight.

It proved to be the winning move. Something Eyre forged clear 200 metres out and he had a big enough break to stave off Soho Wonder that flashed home late to go down by only a half-neck with the leader Lady Elaine clinging to third spot three metres away.

It was Something Eyre's second win from only four starts in Tasmania but it was clearly his best effort.

Duggan was impressed with the performance and believes the gelded son of Ohoka Arizona has a bright future.

Listen to what driver Ricky Duggan had to say about Something Eyre's latest performance.

By Peter Staples

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