Day At The Track

Unique double to Melton trainer Ken Tippet

01:40 PM 08 Jun 2011 NZST
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Melton harness racing trainer Ken Tippet scored a unique double on Wednesday June 8, winning the Stan Kick Life Member Trotters Mobile at the Maryborough fixture during the afternoon with Earn Sum Dough and the 1st Heat of the Ararat Colonial Lodge Motel Tontine Trotters Series at Terang in the evening with Umgawa, both four year old geldings owned in the same interests.

Earn Sum Dough (Elsu/Snitch) with Rodney Petroff in the sulky, trotted faultlessly from the extreme draw to possie one/one shortly after the start, before immediately being sent forward to arrest the lead away from the pacemaker and last start Bendigo victor Malabars Dream.

Always travelling kindly, Earn Sum Dough had plenty up his sleeve at the finish to record a 5.2 metre victory over Malabars Dream which had every opportunity to run him down along the sprint lane, with a death-seating Biggies third. The mile rate 2-06.5.

Earn Sum Dough 

Umgawa (Kadabra/Calder Fury) coming off a last start Cranbourne success, began safely from the 10 metre mark to also possie one/one, with Tippet soon off and running to park outside the leader Castletonian.

Surging clear in the final circuit, Umgawa defied all challengers in defeating Who Else (three back the markers for most of the race) and Bargain Basement (one/three) in a rate of 2-08.3.

Umgawa 

Melton’s Graeme (Daddy) Lang snared a stable double at the Maryborough meeting when Art Major/Petousa colt Major Command scored in the Barry Porteous Life Member 3-Y-0 Pace over 2190 metres and Go Milo the Robert Burke Life Member Pace for C1 class over 1690 metres.

Major Command driven by Gavin Lang, ran on strongly three and four wide from miles back after being restrained at the start from gate five in accounting for Loose Wire (three wide last lap) and Gundogdo which trailed him home in a rate of 2-03.4.

Major Command 

Honest 7-Y-0 Live Or Die/Soky Rose gelding Go Milo with regular reinsperson Kimberlie Hobby in the sulky, always runs well when the speed is on and relished the role at “The Borough”.

Despite being five back in the moving line from gate three and very wide on the home turn, Go Milo finished at a great rate to cut down both Dee Devito (one/two – three wide last lap) and the pacemaker Centonic which was given no peace in a rate of 1-59.2.

It was Go Milo’s 9th victory in 85 outings.

Go Milo

Parwan trainer Allan McDonough’s team have been on fire of late and another winner came his way when 5-Y-0 Safely Kept/Exotic Flash gelding Potenza landed the Kevin Egan Life Member Claiming Pace over 2190 metres for C0 to C4 class at Maryborough.

Driven by Gavin Lang, Potenza came from last at the bell with a three wide trail on the back of Anvil Dobson in the last lap to score easily in advance of Schnozzle which followed him home and Amazing Albert (last along the markers) in a rate of 2-02.1.

Potenza

Len BAKER

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