Day At The Track

Trotting king nabs both Monday features

11:20 PM 12 Apr 2010 NZST
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Chris Lang makes it two Interdom titles
Chris Lang makes it two Interdom titles - with Sundon's Gift at Moonee Valley on Feb. 6 2010.
Duane Ranger photo

Astute Nagambie horseman Chris Lang snared both trotting events at the Cobram harness racing meeting held on Monday April 12, with Let Me Thru taking the Katunga Lucerne Mill Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2678 metres and Good Thanks the Aldebaran Park 3-Y-0 Trotters Mobile over 2170 metres.

Let Me Thru first up since August 23 when victorious in the Three Year Old Breeders Crown Final, settled near last from the 30 metre mark, before moving to race in the open at the bell.

With the pacemaker Wont Be The Same setting a solid tempo, Let Me Thru appeared to have a task in cutting him down, but quality showed over the concluding stages and the gelded son of Muscles Yankee and Invasions Pride did only what he had to in registering a 2.5 metre victory in a rate of 2-04.9 over the leader, with backmarker Sun Samurai (50 metres) third.

Cleverly named S J's Photo/Howdoudo filly Good Thanks was strong in her victory after facing the breeze from inside the second line with a circuit to travel.

Not pushed out, Good Thanks got the better of the leader The Final Cut on straightening to score by 2.1 metres on the wire from the roughie Jingling Silver trained from the same property which followed her home, with first starter and stablemate of the winner Kyvalley Lily third after using the sprint lane off the back of the weakening pacemaker.

The mile rate 2-06.5.

GRAND FINALE

The highlight of the Cobram meeting was the $5,000 Ivan "Meggs" Fahey Memorial Pace Final for C0 class over 2170 metres, held in conjunction with the Albury HRC, with heats conducted on Saturday March 27 - the victor being 4-Y-0 Jennas Beach Boy/Astoria mare Stylish Storm.

Trained and driven by Steve Harris from Junee (NSW), Stylish Storm went one better than his heat and after being restrained to the rear from outside the front row, gained a three wide trail home in the last lap on the back of both Lombo Nakamura and Uphill Battle.

Despite being right off the track on straightening, Stylish Storm rattled home at a great rate to easily account for Lombo Nakamura and Uphill Battle in a slick 2-00,8.

TOUGH PERFORMANCE

Avenel's David Aiken loves competing at Cobram meetings and snared a double with ex-Kiwi's Tara Royale in the De Maria Mitsubishi Pace for C1 & C2 class mares over 2170 metres and Artiology in the John Brooks Memorial Pace for C3 & C4 class over the same distance.

Tara Royale a 4-Y-0 daughter of Live Or Die and Lena Dilon unbeaten in two Australian outings, began brilliantly for Scott Dyer from outside the front row to lead throughout in scoring by a 15.3 metre margin in 2-00.3 from Global Village along the sprint lane from three back the markers and Raider Robin, while Artiology with Daryl Douglas in the cart, moved from the extreme draw to race in the open outside the leader Guvnor for most of the race.

Given full rein on straightening, Artiology (Artiscape/Ouright Lady) quickly put pay to her rivals and bounded clear to score by 3.5 metres over the heavily supported Elixir in 1-59.5, with Punt High third after racing three wide for the last lap.

Len BAKER

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