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Terror cracks $2 million in Inters heat

11:33 AM 16 Feb 2014 NZDT
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Terror to Love - was succesful in the first heat of the Interdomions.
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It was a content group of connection that joined Cup champion Terror To Love in the winner’s circle after last night’s $50,000 Inter Dominion heat at Addington.

“He did everything I asked of him,” said driver Ricky May. “All you can do is win – and that is exactly what he did,” he added.

“He felt really good out there and he was holding Smolda at the line which is no mean feat.”

As expected, Terror To Love came off the gate with wings on from his inside alley, with Smolda and Mark Purdon quickly jumping on to his back for the trail.

Terror To Love was then allowed to pace a couple of pedestrian halves before dashing up the lane in 25.6, the quickest quarter ever recorded at Addington, to win by a neck over Smolda, with a further 1 & ¾ lengths back to Jivin Cullen in third.

The win took the six entire’s earning up and above the magical two million dollar mark.

Terror To Love and Smolda will now both progress to the $A750,000 Grand Final on March 2, but while the two horses that were expected to qualify did the job in New Zealand, things weren’t so straight forward across the Tasman.

The first shock of the Inter Dominion carnival came when series favourite Beautide was beaten by Seel N Print ($38.80), who was bred by Terror To Love’s owner Terry McDonald and formerly trained by Graham and Paul Court, while another shock came soon after when For A Reason was collared by Mach Beauty in the second of the Menangle heats.

Keyang Cullen used the aid of a nice trip in the trail to down favourite Restrepo, who looked home for all money on the bend, in the Melton heat, while Im Victorious came out on top after a hard fought battle with Livingontheinterest in Perth.

Oh and as for the Queensland heat, which was without a doubt the weakest of the six – It was taken out by star mare Forever Gold, who may now bypass the Ladyship Mile for an unlikely shot at Inter Dominion stardom.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman produced a brilliant front running display to set a new track record of 1-51.9 over the unpopular one mile distance at Addington.

By Mitchell Robertson

Order of entry - Inter Dominion Grand Final

Following completion of the Inter Dominion Qualifying Heats tonight (Saturday 15 February 2014) Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) and the NSW Harness Racing Club (NSWHRC) have issued an Order of Entry for the Inter Dominion Grand Final on Sunday 2 March 2014.

Connections of all 20 horses have until 10am on Monday 17 February 2014 to advise HRNSW of their decision to accept for the Inter Dominion Grand Final.

The Final Field for the Grand Final, comprising 14 runners and at least two Emergencies, will be declared at 12 noon on Monday 17 February 2014 based on the Order of Entry after non-acceptors are taken into account. The barrier draw will be conducted on Monday 24 February.


Order of Qualification

1 Terror To Love

1st place NZ Qualifying Heat

2 Smolda

2nd place NZ Qualifying Heat

3 Seel N Print

1st place NSW Qualifying Heat

4 Beautide

2nd place NSW Qualifying Heat

5 Keayang Cullen

1st place VIC Qualifying Heat

6 Restrepo

2nd place VIC Qualifying Heat

7 Wartime Sweetheart

3rd place VIC Qualifying Heat

8 Mach Beauty

1st place NSW Supp Qualifying Heat

9 For A Reason

2nd place NSW Supp Qualifying Heat

10 Forever Gold

1st place QLD Qualifying Heat

11 Im Victorious

1st place WA Qualifying Heat

12 Livingontheinterest

2nd place WA Qualifying Heat

13  Caribbean Blaster

Wildcard 1

14 The Gold Ace

Wildcard 2

15 Franco Nelson

Standby 1 

16 Pub Blitz 

Standby 2  

17 Im Corzin Terror

 Standby 3

18 Ardghal

Standby 4

19 Mah Sish

Standby 5 

20 Abettorpunt

Standby 6

It is anticipated that the Order of Entry will be announced as part of the Sky Racing 2 dedicated coverage of the Qualifying Heats and distributed as an official Inter Dominion Media Release at approximately 9.45pm on Saturday 15 February 2014.


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