PROMISING harness racing driver
It was a masterful piece of horsemanship by Grant to secure the one-out-two back-spot in the run while race favourite Spitfire Rose led and set an honest tempo.
When the driver of the leader, , lifted the tempo 600 metres from home Arts Bliss was left a bit flat-footed but Grant didn’t panic and carefully eased her charge into the three-wide line.
The five-year-old mare responded to her strong driving and set sail after the favourite.
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Arts Bliss ($4.10) was well backed to beat the favourite and those who secured the $5 early in betting would have been lining up to collect a long way before she hit the line.
The mare is prepared bat Karoola by Dick Eaves who is Grant’s grandfather.
Grant has come a long way since her maiden winning drive aboard Glory Is Illusive at Carrick in March this year.
She has gone to the next level in the sulky despite limited opportunities.
Arts Bliss has taken her time to mature but this was her seventh win from 29 starts and she also has placed nine times for career earnings of just over $46,000.