Day At The Track

Taylor Ford snares first driving treble in Hobart

04:25 PM 11 Jan 2016 NZDT
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Jean Baptiste and Taylor Ford at UBET Park Hobart
Jean Baptiste and Taylor Ford at UBET Park Hobart
Peter Staples Photo

Talented teenage driver Taylor Ford made a wise career move about two months ago when she decided to head north to work for the state's leading harness racing  trainer Ben Yole.

Ford has been slowly but surely improving her ability in the cart but since she's been working for Yole she has gone to a new level.

In Hobart last night she extended her lead in the novice driver's premiership courtesy of a driving treble.

Ford delivered super front-running performances in three consecutive races winning aboard Rajah Wealth, Jean Baptiste and Happy Schnapps and all for her new boss

Ben Yole that also increased his lead in the race for the trainer's premiership.

Her first winner was Rajah Wealth that was allowed to race outside of the leader for the last lap and a bit and when Ford called on eight-year-old gelding for the supreme effort he drew clear and had enough kin reserve to stave off all comers.

It was a stable trifecta with Yole's Philtra Phella and Our Archangel filling the minor placings.

Ford then sent Jean Baptiste to the front from the mobile start making full use of that horse's pole position and in the following race she guided Happy Schnapps to an all-the-way win.

Peter Staples

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