Terror Jones is not the name of a pacer that will make headlines on the racing pages but what she lacks in ability she compensates with desire.
At Tattersall’s Park in Hobart on Sunday night Terror Jones registered her second career win at her 38th start but along the way she also has claimed 15 minor prize cheques to help earn her keep.
Terror Jones was sent out a $5.90 chance but when driver Ricky Duggan had the well bred six-year-old mare slotted into the coveted one-out-one-back position soon after the start the end result was never in doubt.
Gun Filly showed good early speed to lead from gate three while the heavily backed odds-on favourite Galeforce Grin ($1.90) worked across from gate six to face the breeze.
Galeforce Grin forged to the lead leaving the back straight but the early work he did and that he pulled hard in the middle stages left the mare with nothing left in the tank turning for home.
But Terror Jones had not spent a cent in the run and forged to the lead in the straight and then staved off a late challenge from the fast-finishing Hesione ($4) with James Rattray in the cart.
Terror Jones is trained at Brighton by Eric Jacobson and owned by Andrew Jones who ventured into harness racing after he sold a property on the North-West Coast for a sizeable amount of money.
Jacobson was delighted with the mare’s win and heaped praise on the owner for having patience and belief in Terror Jones.
Listen to what trainer Eric Jacobson had to say about Terror Jones’ win.
by Peter Staples