Day At The Track


04:07 AM 11 Nov 2005 NZDT
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Valley Liberator
Valley Liberator
Chrissy Koeppen Photo - 2005 ISOBA Super Sale Stake - Valley Liberator and driver Tim Tetrick were all alone at the wire in Thursday's (November 10) $12,000 ISOBA Super Sale Stake at Balmoral Park.

With only four starters dropped into the entry box for the $12,000 ISOBA Super Sale Stake on Thursday night (November 10) this event for state-bred 2-Year-Old trotting colts was carded as a non-wagering event.

In perhaps the best performance of his nine-race career Julius Munie’s Valley Liberator continued his late season momentum with a resounding 15 ¼ length victory in 1:59.2.

Patiently handled by driver Tim Tetrick, this son of Valley Victor was content to sit inside while trotting in third as He’s The Cashew’s (Andy Miller) and Loyz Trot’n Legend (Larry Finn) traded turns on the lead through opening splits 30.3s and 59.2s.

Heading around the far turn Tetrick had his colt on the move and they had drawn to within a head of He’s The Cashew’s as they hit the three-quarter-mile mark in 1:29.2.

Moving through the stretch Valley Liberator made it look as though his rivals were trotting in quicksand as he quickly opened up a six length advantage by the mid-stretch call.

Continuing to widen his advantage as he headed for the wire the Roger Welch trainee was in a different zip code as he trotted under the wire with his second career win. He’s The Cashew’s was second while Loyz Trot’n Legend was third 22 ¼ lengths behind the winner.

Courtesy Of Tom Kelley, Publicity Director, Balmoral Park

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