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Big things are Brewin at Bendigo’s training centre, which houses a couple of the leading lights of the Central circuit who will be eager to add to their success at Lord’s Raceway tonight. Trainer Justin Brewin and son Jayden will partner with Ringer Russ in the Sheahan Plumbing 3YO Pace, one of five steers for the night for the latter. Jayden’s produced three wins from 37 starts since the April 2 change to region-based racing, the equal fifth most driving wins in the region, while Justin’s 15 starts as a trainer have produced four winners, the equal second most of any Central trainer. It’s been an encouraging return for the former South Australian family, who relocated to the Bendigo facility about six weeks ago, just prior to the change to region-based racing. “When the training centre became available we jumped at it, it’s the perfect place, especially for our young horses,” said Jayden, who believes their horses are benefitting from the chance to race where they train. “Normally you would have two horses at max on a track (when training), but there are normally three or four here, as well as the track signage and small things that can make a difference in races. The young ones get to see more of the track and become more accustomed to the race day feel.” Add in that only the Bendigo track is under use at present in their region and the adjustment to their new home has been a smooth one. “We don’t have to go far to do anything,” Jayden said. “That’s certainly helped us be able to get a few more results. The travelling is one thing, though it doesn’t really worry me, but from a training point of view we have been able to race against similar teams in the local area.” A fast-tracked settling in has been welcomed for the family after taking a big leap in the past 18 months. Jayden was the family’s trailblazer, leaving Adelaide in September 2018 to pursue a Victorian trots career and beginning at Jess Tubbs and Greg Sugars’ Larajay Farm, where he worked “for six or seven months and really liked it”. “I went back home for a couple of months, sorted out my stuff and mum and dad were keen to move as well,” he said. “We thought it was the right time to pack up and move about six or seven months ago and haven’t looked back since.” Initially they moved horses to Danny Curran’s property “and he helped us get started”, and then a tick over a month ago “jumped” at the opportunity to embed the team at Bendigo’s training centre. “We normally had about eight max in Adelaide, but we are training 12 now,” Jayden said. “One or two are from Adelaide, but most are from different owners and a couple are our own. “The facilities here are great. The walker’s brilliant; we have never had one to use and it’s a great thing. There are four tracks, a state-of-the-art barn, a perfect tack room, coffee room – it’s all there, and a lot of the locals have been real kind.” Jayden Brewin has five drives tonight and gave Trots Centre readers a runner-by-runner guide: R3 N5 Ima Ziabee (trainer Glenn Sharp) “He was jogging in behind them last start when he kicked the cart and galloped, but as soon as he got back down he made up a lot of ground. I think he will be a cheeky, cheeky chance." R4 N1 Ringer Ross (trainer Justin Brewin) “The way he works compared to what he does at the races are two different things. His last run was better, but he’s just struggling to find his feet. I think he will get better with age, he’s not hopeless, he has got some speed. It is a small field, he should find leader’s back and hopefully run into the money.” R6 N2 Shadow Ross (trainer Kate Hargeaves) “He is a horse that needs to be up on the speed. I don’t know if he can get to the fence, but if he can he will be up there.” R7 N2 Leigha Miller (trainer Gary Donaldson) “She’s my best chance. If she can find the front she will be very hard to beat, but it’s not do or die that we have to lead, she has got a good turn of foot on her.” R8 N7 Shaq (trainer Ellen Tormey) “His effort two starts ago was pretty gig. He is a little bit of a tricky horse, but if I can roll forward and sit outside them he is certainly my second best chance of the night.” TALKING TROTS ON SENTRACK: Hosts Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden have another big line-up for today's Talking Trots on SENTrack, which runs weekdays from 11am-1pm on 1377AM in Melbourne, 657AM in Perth and 1575AM in Wollongong. Today's guests include: From 11am: Trainer Luke Stapleton From 11.20am: Trainer Shaun McNaulty From 11.35am: Trainer Neville Pangrazio From 11.50am: Race caller Luke Humphreys From noon: The Tuesday Tutorial with Mitch Sidebottom Click here to listen live and for links to download the SEN app.     The good oil from the Vic trials circuit BLACKBOOKER: Shepparton, R3 N2, Covered Kylie Produced a game third at Shepparton in her latest race track appearance and was impressive at the trials so she appears to be ready to win a race. She showed good gate speed to lead and won untroubled, seemingly with plenty in reserve. REPORT & REPLAY   HRV - Michael Howard

Ina Height's love of harness racing and her horses' successes have been remembered following her passing on March 31. Ina shared many talented horses with husband Colin Height, an Echuca trainer, attending the majority of races, including Colin's "great horse" Royal Highlander when he raced at the Showgrounds. Other notable horses include Super, who won 21 of 73 starts. According to her daughter, Amanda, a licensed trots trainer and HRV HERO retrainer, "Ina had the important job of keeping Super happy pre-race, by continually rubbing his ear". "It certainly was happy times when Super won the Caduceus Club Cup in the 1990s." The family also made many memories when racing other good or promising horses like Highland Tryax, Billion Kardiamond, Jokers Wild, Steeling, Sarah Emily, Gambler, Miss Clare and Fanagalo. Among their highlights was winning the Weston Milling Championship trophy at Ouyen in January 1996, when Gambler also won, bringing home a double for the family. Colin and Ina are pictured above receiving a trophy on that day. The double also featured in a poem Ina wrote: Lucky by Ina Height (October 2013) Reading the Harness Racing paper, while I was having lunch today, memories are revived. We're hobby racing enthusiasts, from way back then in 1967. Always rushing on race day, pushing for time. Trying to cope with, our other farm work. No rush today! We're retired now, from real work! Dates and place names on the winning photos, spanning across 45 years. Remembering hot, hot summer days. Wet or freezing nights. Double at Ouyen on a very hot January day,  how lucky we were! Two trophies te'boot! How lucky are we? We're still working at it!   Ina passed on March 31, 20 days after a sub arachnoid hemorrhage on March 11. HRV extends its condolences to her family and friends.   Harness Racing Victoria

As lovers of a Moreton Bay bug well know, fresh is best and trainer David Jack is hopeful that translates when he unleashes his talented trotter at Shepparton tonight. Moreton Bay returns in the Guardline Security Trotters Handicap, to stream at 7.10pm on Trots Vision, first up since placing third in Bathurst’s Gold Coronet on March 23 last year. That hit-out was the last of his juvenile campaign, which captured more than $60,000 in stakes across 11 starts and encompassed five wins. Jack told Trots Talk the lengthy lay-off could be attributed to a spell for the trainer-driver more than his horse. "I had a bit of a hiatus, 12 months off because I had to have my knees replaced, but they are back ang going as good as new,” he said. And he’s hopeful the time will also be beneficial for Moreton Bay, with the Group 1 Majestic Son entire growing into his skin. “He’s a big horse, I had to have some time off and I thought I’d give him the option of having some time off too and hopefully he will be a better horse for it,” Jack said. “Whether that was the right move or the wrong move we will know in the next 12 months. He’s missed a bit of racing, but he’s a lot bigger and stronger horse for it.” He will start from the outside of the front row of tonight’s rating 46 to 60 middle-distance standing start trot, and was enlisted a $1.50 favourite by Goodform analyst Jason Bonnington. “You will see a fairly forward showing,” Jack said. “He might be a bit iffy away from the stand. Since he’s been back in he might think he’s a bit more important than what he really is. He gets a bit excited just lining up. “He’ll only improve with racing. I think he will go very close to winning (tonight), the best of him is yet to come.” Jack was wary about the challenges of a horse stepping from a juvenile to open age career and said Moreton Bay had plenty of learning to do. “To be a good open class trotter you have to have manners and you have to have speed and you have to be able to stay a bit,” he said. “He’s got speed and I think he’s got the manners too, but he’s got to develop. “It’s a different thing racing against juvenile trotters, he’s progressed now, he’s a four-year-old, straight away even though (some of tonight’s competition) are only maidens, they are fairly seasoned. “Horses like him have a fair bit of ability, but they don’t learn a lot at the races sometimes when you are doing those juvenile races because they ae predominantly leading or they are not far off leading, so they haven’t been in races (run the way) they don’t want them to be. I think he’s got the potential to go a long way, but time will tell.” TALKING TROTS ON SENTRACK: Hosts Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden have another big line-up for today's Talking Trots on SENTrack, which runs weekdays from 11am-1pm on 1377AM in Melbourne, 657AM in Perth and 1575AM in Wollongong. Today's guests include: 11am: Justin Torney 11.15am: Andy Gath 11.30am: Luke Humphries After noon: Friday form panel with Cody Winnell Click here to listen live and for links to download the SEN app.   The good oil from the Vic trials circuit BLACKBOOKER: Mildura, R5 N8, Twobobjack Broke stride approximately 50m after the start and lost valuable ground. He chased hard and came from tailed off to tack onto the group at the 650m then came out three horses wide on the home turn and produced a big effort to finish second. It was a top performance. REPORT & REPLAY BLACKBOOKER: Shepparton, R4 N1, American Sweetheart Was an impressive winner of the third trial. She began quickly from barrier six and stormed across the face of the field to lead then proceeded in running along at a genuine tempo. She ran her rivals off their legs and won by a big margin. REPORT & REPLAY     HRV - Michael Howard  

A special tribute page has been launched to give the trots community a chance to share their thoughts on Gavin Lang, a unique keepsake that will provide a permanent reminder of the reinsman who inspired so many. Those who knew or watched and enjoyed Gavin are being urged to leave comment about the man and the legendary impact he made upon them, and to take in the tributes by others. CLICK HERE TO GO TO IN MEMORY OF THE LATE, GREAT GAVIN LANG    Harness Racing Victoria

Balmoral trainer Janet Exell is happily carrying on a family dynasty started by her grandfather, Arthur, and carried on by her father, Ken.  Ken trained in the Wimmera town of Goroke for years, as did Arthur, but when he passed away three years ago Janet took out her trainer's licence and continued the family's green silk colours.  Last night five-year-old trotting gelding Show Me The Moolah, trained by Janet, won the Southwest Conveyancing Trotters Handicap over 2180m with Jason Ainsworth in the sulky.   Janet, who also has show horses that she takes around the country for competition, now has five in work and has won eight races since taking up her trots licence in 2016-17. “My dad passed away three years ago and that’s when I decided I’d take out my trainer’s licence,” Janet said. “I’d always worked horses with him ever since I was big enough to be able to hold the reins. I got my licence because I wanted to keep his colours going because he got those when he was 16 in 1949.” Show Me The Moolah has now won three races for Janet this year, and that number could be higher as the son of Allawart Ray – a Wimmera trotter who actually contested an Inter Dominion at Harold Park and ran third behind Pride of Petite in a heat of the 1998 Australasian Trotting Championship – has made mistakes at his two runs between those wins. Janet said Show Me The Moolah was “a difficult animal”. “He’s really anxious. He pulls hard. Even at home I try and keep him relaxed but he just wants to go flat out the whole time. I have broken in many, many, many harness horses in my time and he is the slowest and dumbest learner I’ve ever had,” she said. “I’ve persisted because I always knew he had talent, but he’s tested my patience to the nth degree. I used to spend all my times at the trials getting off a bar. He’d break, break, break, break. “But I’ve tried to do things differently at home to settle him down. And Jason (Ainsworth) is a lovely fella and he’s been listening. He’s a great guy. “Ray Holbertson has also been a huge help. Since my father passed away Ray has helped me so much.” But the penny appears to be dropping with Show Me The Moolah. “I used to get frustrated and upset. I knew he was fast and could do good things. He hasn’t actually been put under any real pressure yet,” Janet said. Janet’s other trotter, Keepthedream, which ran third to Show Me The Moolah last night, will be retired to a breeding career at the end of the season. “She’s been so reliable, the ‘beautiful redhead’,” she said. “She’s off to stud at the end of the season and will go to Great Success.” Kolovos scored success first-up for Aaron Dunn, the latest of Stevie Blacker’s stable acquisitions – a Bettors Delight gelding out of New Zealand, in the Warrnambool Hydraulics Pace. Kolovos rated 2:01.7 to defeat Sporty Culture as a short-priced favourite. Peter and Kerryn Manning combined to win the Cervus Equipment Terang 2YO Pace with Alta Christiano filly Jaziah, which rated 1:56.7 to upstage Keayang Kamikaze by 2.4m. Dunn and Blacker doubled up in the Mt Noorat Freighters 3YO Pace with three-year-old Art Major colt Silent Major upstaging Kowalski Analysis in 1:59.6. Impressive Shadow Play colt Troubadour continued his rise with victory in the Morsbearings Pace for trainer Jeff McLean. Driven by son Tim, Troubadour showed enormous depth to lift off the canvas from the home turn for a 1.9m win in the breeze over Jilliby Galwaygirl in 2:00.1. Trotter Travel Bug took out the Terang Co-Op Rural Store Handicap over 2180m from the stand for Jason McNaulty and James Herbertson. The four-year-old Dream Vacation gelding defeated champion Sparkling Success by 4.7m, the latter starting from a 40-metre handicap, with the winner off 20m. Driver Sofia Arvidsson produced a peach of a steer aboard Crime Writer to take out the Phonse Hickey Memorial Plate for trainer Matthew Craven. Initially leading, Crime Writer took cover when Jackie Barker made a dashing move aboard Im Sir Blake with a lap to go. Crime Writer sprinted sharply up the lane late to score a 3m win over Stroke Of Luck in 1:58.4. Jilliby Sylvester took out the last race, the Goodtime Lodge Pace, for Marg Lee and Jason Lee by a short half-head in 1:56.1 over Rollova. Trainer Brent Lilley was the dominant force at Kilmore last night, training four winners. Lilley produced Here Comes Kyvalley to claim the MC Labour 2YO Trotters Handicap, Robbie Royale to win the Kilmore Trackside Trot, Kyvalley Clichy to capture the North Central Review Trot, and talented fast-class pacer Sicario for success in the Momentum Gaming Pace. Three of the four winners were driven by champion reinsman Chris Alford, with Brad Chisholm aboard Kyvalley Clichy. Charlie Farrugia and Darren Zahra combined to win the Beraldo Coffee Pace by a head to open the program, the eight-year-old son of Safari narrowly defeating Lola Montez. Express Beauty won the Bendigo Club 3YO Pace for in-form trainer-driver David Miles, the daughter of Art Major well too good for her rivals in 1:58.1. Red White An Bloom won the Jet Roofing 3YO Trot for trainer-driver Chris Lang by a neck over Van Sank, while Nota Replica for Lisa Miles was victorious in the C & M Build Group Pace.   First-Starter Form Your guide to today’s debutants Ballarat Today Race 2 Beautiful Woman (3yo filly by Art Major out of Kabbalah Karen B, trained by Emma Stewart and driven by Greg Sugars) Beautifully bred daughter of nine-time winning Western Terror mare, who has produced Our Little General (78 starts, 25 wins, 1:49.8, $685k) and Kasbah Kid (53 starts, 14 wins, 1:54.3, $155k). Beautiful Woman is a full-sister to Kasbah Kid.   Shepparton Tonight Race 3 Payup Orleave (4yo gelding by Live Or Die out of Orta Be Ruthless, trained by Shane Pangrazio and driven by Josh Aiken) Out of a 19-time winning mare from 54 starts, this debutant is a half-sister to Weeks End (51 starts, 14 wins, 1:56.8, $84k), Ruthless Armbro (15 wins from 84 starts, 1:53.2, $87k) and Ortabe Good who won three races. Macwrecker (5yo gelding by Grinfromeartoear out of Illawong Katrina, trained by Fiona Widdup and driven by David Moran) Out of a maiden mare, who was a daughter of Presidential Ball. The dam has produced one to the races, Illawong Knight, who won two races.   HRV - Cody Winnell

For the first time ever Harness Racing Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria will host Saturday morning trots and dogs meetings from May 9. Victorian harness and greyhound meetings will feature on Saturday mornings for an initial three-week period from May 9-23. Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) CEO Dayle Brown and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) CEO Alan Clayton issued a joint statement to announce the news this morning. “Saturday morning racing presents an important strategic opportunity for our racing codes. The additional race meetings will provide extra earning potential for our hard-working participants and enable our products to reach new audiences during a period when people are hungry for sporting entertainment. We thank our Victorian Racing Industry (VRI) partners and Tabcorp for backing this initiative and welcome the initial three-week arrangement. Each of these meetings will be thoroughly reviewed from a wagering, broadcast and brand perspective. This will help guide our future strategy regarding Saturday morning racing. We are also pleased to be working so collaboratively on this project.” Tabcorp Park Melton will host the three Saturday morning trots meetings, while the greyhound meetings will be held Ballarat, May 9 and May 16, and Shepparton, May 23.   HRV - Cody Winnell

While the fast-finishing skewbald in tonight’s final race at Shepparton may well attract the most attention, all 61 of tonight’s combatants will carry hopes that they can show a bit of Holstein's glitz and glamour. Among that lot is Hard Road, who will step out in the Shepparton BMW 3YO Pace for trainer-breeder-owner Andrew Yates, a former New South Wales horseman who’s returned to the game with the lightly-raced home-bred pacer. “It’s good, you miss not doing it,” Yates said, with Hard Road’s debut this month his first runner since November 27, 2014. “It’s good to be back again having a go with him and I have a couple of yearlings coming up, so hopefully I will be back in the game for a while now.” Hard Road is a personal project for Yates, having bred him from two of his former competitors: 10-time winning stallion Our First Fantasy and two-time winning mare Mary Ann Brandon. “I reared him, broke him in. He’s a nice-natured horse, paces nicely,” he said. “Touch wood, he’s pretty foolproof. I just hope he improves a bit.” Hard Road is the third of the Our First Fantasy-Mary Ann Brandon breed, having been preceded by Jay Be Brandon, who had an Elmore win among 10 starts before being retired to HRV HERO for a more suited life-after-racing, and Buddy Brandon, who is working towards a first career start. Hard Road’s two starts have shown modest form, including giving ground in the latter stages of his last start after sitting in the running line, and Yates said gradual improvement was the main aim at present. “He needed trials and a bit more education, but there aren’t many around at present,” he said. “He has improved a bit with his racing.” It’s hoped a move from the middle distance to the mile tonight will have him hitting the line. He’ll start from gate three, directly inside High Flux, who is trained and will be driven by Yates’ son Simon Turnbull. The pair share the training duties at Yates’ Mooroopna North West stables, with High Flux well placed for another forward showing tonight, when the stable hopes his four consecutive placings may be a prelude to his first win. As for Hard Road, there are more modest ambitions at this stage, with Yates aware it may be gradual progress, as his horse’s name implies. “There’s a saying it’s a hard road for an old dog, and I was thinking it’s a bloody hard road getting them going.” TALKING TROTS ON SENTRACK: Hosts Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden have another big line-up for today's Talking Trots on SENTrack, which runs weekdays from 11am-1pm on 1377AM in Melbourne, 657AM in Perth and 1575AM in Wollongong. Today's guests include: 11am: HRV GM of Racing Stephen Bell 11.20am: Trainer-driver David Murphy 11.50am: Driver Royce Nutt After noon: The Wednesday quiz Click here to listen live and for links to download the SEN app.     The good oil from the Vic trials circuit BLACKBOOKER: Ballarat, R2 N4, Beautiful Woman Settled three back on the inside and finished on strongly for a game victory. The final sectionals were fast and she is nicely bred so she appears to be very promising. REPORT & REPLAY BLACKBOOKER: Ballarat, R7 N6, Pur Dan A smart former New Zealander that is now with trainer Amanda Grieve. He settled last of the five, ran up behind the pack in the straight and went to the line absolutely jogging with no clear run. He is worth following. REPORT & REPLAY BLACKBOOKER: Shepparton, R2 N1, Highland Hill Stepped quickly to find the lead and rolled along at a genuine tempo throughout the entire trial to post an impressive victory. REPORT & REPLAY     HRV - Michael Howard

Four more winners to Alex Ashwood has him leading driver of the Central Region by two after last night’s Bendigo trots at Lord’s Raceway. From six drives Ashwood scooped the four wins plus two thirds. It means Ashwood has a winning strike rate of over 30 per cent under the regional model. The first of the quartet last night came aboard Trevor Patching-trained seven-year-old Julius Caesar mare Pippa One Two, who was lining up for just her second start after an almost four-year layoff in the first race, the Charlton & District Community Bank Maiden Pace. Pippa and Ashwood had to fight hard though to overcome early leader Will He Star, who refused to lie down in the straight under the urging of Shannon O’Sullivan, the $23 outsider only beaten a head at the post. Ray Cross and Rodney Lakey combined for a winner in the Illusion Emblems Digital Printing Service 3YO Trot, with Imperial Count filly Countess Chiron overhauling odds-on favourite Lotta Fuss late for a 4.9m win. Ashwood combined with partner Kate Hargreaves to claim the Bush’s Produce 3YO Pace with Pet Rock filly Wicked Azz (pictured), scoring by 1.1m over Lets Make Tracks, who made a sustained bid for victory around the outside for Mick Carbone. Ashwood’s treble came in the fourth, the Gold Central Victoria Trotters Handicap, aboard Kent Harpley-trained Belltopperboy, which drew clear of Delarose late for a 7.7m win. Trevor Patching brought up a training double as Ashwood made it four in the TLC Carpentry Pace, seven-year-old gelding Busters Grin proving a neck too good for short-priced favourite Exciter in the first leg of the quaddie. Veteran reinsman Brian Gath continued his terrific affinity with Ross Graham-trained Nephew Of Sonoko, winning his second straight race aboard the four-year-old in the Oxley Feed Mill Trotters Handicap. Gath sent Nephew Of Sonoko to the front via a dashing mid-race move and the son of Danny Bouchea always travelled strongly from there, drawing clear at the finish to rate 2:02.2 over 2150m to score by 9m over Well Defined, with Aleppo Murphy in third. The brilliant form of Ace Duigan continued in the Bendigo Sky Boat Centre Pace, with Shannon O’Sullivan guiding the Michael Mannix-trained eight-year-old to an all-the-way win. Ace Duigan has won three and placed four of his last eight starts, including two wins on the spin. Last night he rated 1:56.3 over 2150m to defeat The High Roller by 7m with Belittled in third. Clarenden Dazzler, trained and driven by Glenn Douglas, completed the program with victory in the Northern Rivers Equine Veterinary Clinic Pace, scoring by a half-neck over Von Ponder in 1:59.0. Meanwhile, yesterday’s daytime trots spotlight was on Tabcorp Park Melton where John Justice picked up a training/driving double. Talented four-year-old trotter Hatchback saluted for Justice in the Aldebaran Park Trotters Handicap in 2:04.8 from the stand over 2240m, defeating Ginger Gleeson’s consistent tryer Majestic Eyes by 3m. That win capped a race-to-race double for Justice, who also won the Pryde’s EasiFeed 3YO Pace with Long Weekend, which bolted home by 8.4m over Matts Delight in 1:57.8. Rhys Nicholson took out the first race, the DNR Logistics Pace, aboard John McCullagh-trained Art Major mare Yannarie, the four-year-old scoring by 14m over Luv Me Or Hate Me in 2:01.8. Trotter Carnera appreciated a drop in grade to take out the Dynamic Print Group Trotters Handicap for trainer-driver Lance Justice, saluting by 2.6m over Celtic Rose in 2:04.7 from the stand. Michael Cole’s four-year-old gelding Auckland Red won the third, the Allied Express Pace, in 1:56.3, defeating David Murphy’s Ghostly Silence by 7.1m. Anne-Maree Conroy-trained Querencia won the Talking Trots on SENTrack Trot, Race 4, with Glenn Conroy in the sulky. The four-year-old son of Andover Hall charged home to overhaul Im Notta Trotter, who produced a bold frontrunning display for Brooke Sadler only to be nabbed late. Well-backed Speedy Mach won the Beraldo Coffee Pace for trainer Chris Mifsud and driver Joe Pace, while the meeting finished with a long-shot victory to Tiwanaku in the TAB, Long May We Play Pace, for trainer Steve Zammit and reinsman Luke Tabone.   First-Starter Form Your guide to today's trots debut runners  Kilmore Tonight Race 2: Pepperberry (3yo filly by Major Bronski out of Rock Melody, trained and driven by Monique Burnett) Out of a two-time winning daughter of Pacific Rocket, this filly is a half to one-time winner Have No Choice. Broadway And Fifth (3yo filly by Art Major out of Broadway Play, trained by Shannon McLean and driven by Chris Alford) Out of the brilliant Safely Kept mare Broadway Play (65 starts, 20 wins, $173k, 1:57.3), this filly is a full sister to Live On Broadway (10 wins from 12 starts). Comfortable trial winner at Cranbourne on April 18.   Race 3 Im Josephine (2yo filly by Im Stately out of Spannerintheworks, trained and driven by Joe Attard) Out of a two-time winning daughter of Safely Kept, Im Josephine is a half-sister to talented 13-time winning trotter Ten Spanners. Whos The Man (2yo gelding by Angus Hall out of Oh Yes Indeed, trained and driven by Chris Svanosio) Out of eight-time winning daughter of Sundon Oh Yes Indeed, who has produced six impressive winners, including Earl Of Stanton (10 wins from 155 starts, $64k, 2:03.6), My Mate Mal (14 wins, 164 starts, $73k, 2:05.6), The Boss Man (20 wins from 82 starts, $265k, 1:58.6) and Anywhere Hugo (9 wins from 39 starts, $146k, 1:57.8). Aldebaran My (2yo filly by Father Patrick out of Aldebaran Daisy) Out of an eight-time winning daughter of Eilean Donon. This is her second foal. Sovereign Tiger (2yo gelding by Majestic Son out of Dawn Tears) Out of a six-time winning daughter of Earl. This debutant is her first foal. Granddam was Golden Teardrops, who threw six-time winner Dawn Tears and four-time winner Sovereign Minx.     HRV Trots Media - Cody Winnell

It may not be a top tier grand prix but Lisa Miles is looking forward to firing up her Ferrari for a spin around Kilmore tonight. Powderkeg returns from a freshen up after his Need For Speed consolation win, stepping out in tonight’s North Central Review Trot well placed to add to his three-year-old season. “It’s really nice,” Miles said of steering a trotter of Powderkeg’s talent. “It can seem like the difference between an old paddock bomb or driving a sports car down the street at times. It makes for happier days.” While he’s made some mistakes when it’s least wanted, like in his Need For Speed heat, Redwood Classic and Breeders Crown final, the Vicbred Super Series two-year-old winner was showing continual signs of improvement, Miles said. “I was happy with both trials, the last one was an improvement on the first, which is what I like to see," she said. “I would like to think he has matured a bit. He was a bit boisterous and could do things wrong if there were disruptions to his normal patterns. He’s getting that little bit better all the time.” While plans for New South Wales Derby and Vicbred Super Series campaigns are on hold amid the change to region-based racing, Miles said she would just “take each start at a time”. “He was having a bit of a break after after his last victory, but he’s not the sort of horse you can leave out for a long time because he is a three-year-old colt and bit boisterous. He enjoys his work too.” Which brings us to tonight. “He’s not got a bad barrier draw all things going well. You have got to respect the rest of them, Kyvalley Clichy in particular has the form on the board, and (Powderkeg) is only a three-year-old.” But he is her best chance tonight on “raw ability and expectation”, though whatever he does “he will improve on”. Miles has a busy night ahead, beginning with the first, the Beraldo Coffee Pace, which streams on Trots Vision from 5.22pm. Her entrant Villaci is first emergency and if he doesn’t get a start he will be guided towards Cranbourne next week, freeing Miles to drive Dylan Stratford-trained Sir Fortune. It looks set to be the first of three Stratford runners she will pilot tonight, following on with first starter Aldebaran My and then Scootin Around in the Jet Roofing 3YO Pace. “(Scootin Around) is a really big horse, was very immature but is getting better with every start. I’d like to think he will win one in his next couple of starts if not (tonight)." She then has Nota Republica returning in the C & M Build Pace at 7.43pm, happy with the prized draw inside the back row behind impressive three-year-old Theultimate. “It is the perfect draw first up,” Miles said. “He didn’t race his best last prep, but is working nicely and trialled well last week. He will need the run, but it’s the best draw for sure.” And then it's on to Tam Oshanter in the Kilmore Trackside Trot. “He trialled well behind Powderkeg and Emerald Stride. He needs the run, he is an opportunist but has come a long way. He loves people and the public and is a joy to take to the race track.” TALKING TROTS ON SENTRACK: Hosts Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden have another big line-up for today's Talking Trots on SENTrack, which runs weekdays from 11am-1pm on 1377AM in Melbourne, 657AM in Perth and 1575AM in Wollongong. Click here to listen live and for links to download the SEN app.     The good oil from the Vic trials circuit BLACKBOOKER: Kilmore, R1 N9, Starlight Safari Came out of the gate brilliantly to find the lead, ran along at a genuine tempo and was simply too good for his rivals, running away to win by 30m at the end. REPORT & REPLAY BLACKBOOKER: Terang, R2 N7, Keayang Kamikaze KEAYANG KREUZER (Somebeachsomewhere – Inasafeplace 2.2.2, $10,365) was able to win from the unraced juvenile KEAYANG KAMIKAZE (Bettors Delight – Libertybelle Midfrew 1.53.9, $640,497) and both horses obviously showed ability with the final quarter being run in a sizzling 27.2 seconds. REPORT   BLACKBOOKER: Kilmore, R6 N6, Royal Charlotte Was a very nice run. She broke stride at the start and was a tailed off third early, chased hard and finished strongly, seemingly with something in reserve. REPORT & REPLAY   HRV - Michael Howard

Melbourne's airwaves will today pay special tribute to Gavin Lang, with Talking Trots on Track and RSN Central providing extended coverage to the late, great reinsman. There will also be extensive coverage on RSN 927, where Adam Hamilton will join RSN Central host Gareth Hall from 10.30am to 11.30am to pay their respects to Lang. Joining them will be Mick McGuane, Chris Lang, Andrew Peace, John Caldow, David Aiken, Cran Dalgety and Anthony Butt, and they will share a "powerful statement" from Gavin's wife Meagan. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE TO RSN 927 Friends and colleagues of Lang, who passed on Friday after a battle with cancer, will also join Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden through today's two-hour edition on SEN Track. The Talking Trots On Track hosts will be joined by John Caldow (from 11.10am), Greg Sugars (from 11.20am), Nathan McGowan (from 11.50am), Jodi Quinlan (from noon), Glenn Douglas (from 12.15pm) and Tom Hogan (from 12.30pm) to pay tribute to the brilliant reinsman. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE TO TALKING TROTS ON TRACK     The good oil from the Vic trials circuit BLACKBOOKER: Tabcorp Park Melton, R5 N3, Long Weekend Gained a nice trail behind the leader throughout but he was impressive at his trial victory. He raced very fiercely throughout but still had a good kick left at the finish and quickly put the issue beyond doubt when he angled away from the markers on the home turn. REPORT & REPLAY   Harness Racing Victoria

“I done it for you, Gav!” Those were the words of young driver Connor Clarke, who used the occasion of his first metropolitan winner to pay tribute to the late Gavin Lang on Saturday night. Clarke, the 16-year-old emerging talent from Ballarat, was one of a plethora of industry participants to honour Lang at Tabcorp Park Melton. The training and driving great of the sport died on Friday after a well-documented battle with cancer. Clarke’s comments came after scoring a dominant victory aboard Miss Mcgonagall in the opening race of the evening, the DNR Logistics Pace (2240m, NR 63 to 69). It was a peach of a drive from the youngster, who only last week scored his first win in the sulky. Burrumbeet trainer/driver Michael Stanley had a long history with Lang and became visibly emotional after winning the second race - the IRT Australia Pace - with Single Tree Road. Single Tree Road                                   --Stuart McCormick photo "I've just welled up a bit thinking about him," Stanley said post-race. "Two of my mentors in Alan Tubbs and Gav have both passed on and I owe a lot to those two guys and will be forever grateful for what I've learnt from them. "He (Lang) was always one that wasn't set in his ways and was happy to change things up for the sake of the horse. He was a brilliant horseman and catered for the individual." For Greg Sugars, Lang was his idol. And the star reinsman was able to score a winning treble on Saturday night. Sugars wore the famous blue and orange silks and helmet cover of Lang to victory in the Pridmore Electrics Pace with Like A Wildfire. Like A Wildfire                                         --Stuart McCormick photo Now in the care of Emma Stewart, the horse was previously trained and driven by Lang. "He was my idol in the sport, pretty much from the time I decided I wanted to be a trotting driver. He was who I wanted to be," Sugars said. “I sort of modelled my early style on him. I thought: if you want to be the best, you have got to try and be like them. But that was never going to happen - there was only ever one Gavin Lang. “I’m just so proud that I did get to know him and that I’ve done his colours justice tonight.” Sugars wore the Anzac silks to victory behind Little Peanut and Poster Boy, which made his long-awaited return to the track with a brilliant success in the TAB, Long May We Play Pace. Greg Sugars in the Anzac silks                                  --Stuart McCormick photo                                     The Stewart-trained multiple Group 1 winner had not been seen at the races for nearly a year, but produced a sizzling 54-second last half mile to score a comfortable triumph. Friends John Caldow and Jodi Quinlan were among many others who paid tribute to Lang, with the latter driving Danny Mullane-trained Imperial Whiz to victory and Caldow saluting on Cocosfella. TROTS VISION: SATURDAY NIGHT PARTICIPANTS PAY TRIBUTE TO GAVIN LANG:   HRV - Tim O'Connor

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Chairman Dale Monteith and CEO Dayle Brown have paid tribute to the late Gavin Lang, following the champion horseman’s passing yesterday. “From my personal experiences I can honestly say it was an honour and a privilege to have known him,” Monteith said. “He was my first driver as an owner and from the way Gary and Debbie Quinlan spoke to him, the admiration, respect and kinship was clear. “No words can truly describe the man that his friends knew and loved. He’ll be so dearly missed.” Brown echoed Monteith’s sentiments. “Gavin Lang was a champion and a legend of the sport. His ability on the track was probably unrivalled, and the friendships and esteem in which he was held by so many is testament to his standing,” he said. “There will never be another Gavin Lang and my sincerest condolences on behalf of all of HRV are extended to his family during this time.”   Brown said HRV was working on several ways to honour Gavin and would release details in due course. Tonight on Trots Vision at, Rob Auber and Dan Mielicki will speak to several participants about their Gavin Lang memories, and Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden will pay tribute during their SEN coverage from 6-10pm.   Harness Racing Victoria

Harness racing great Gavin Lang has died, with the sport mourning the loss of a much-loved genius and gentleman. Gavin’s fight with a rare type of lymphoma has ended at age 61, an outcome that will sadden the many family, friends and admirers that have felt his kindness and witnessed his brilliance. His passing draws to a close a career that brought delight to many among 6303 victories, second only in the sport to Chris Alford. Renowned for his peerless driving instincts, Gavin won owners almost $50 million in stakes across more than 32,000 starts and earned the moniker Group 1 Gav for his ability to perform on the grand stage. Fuelling that reputation were victories in the 2007 Victoria Cup with Robin Hood, two Inter Dominion Trotting Championships and an extraordinary list of Breeders Crown, Chariots Of Fire, Australian Pacing Gold, Vicbred Super Series and New South Wales Derby triumphs. It is a record with few peers, but Gavin’s influence stretched far beyond the winners’ circle. Harness racing was a sport he was born to dominate. The son of fellow Caduceus Club Legend Graeme Lang, in a recent interview Gavin said he had never imagined doing anything than compete in the trots. He would rise early in the morning before catching the bus to school and clean the boxes. When he got home it was off to the shed to “see what father had for me to do, whether it was cleaning gear or organising feed”. He would often take days off school to go to the races to help dad, attending the showgrounds every Saturday night to “care for the horses”. And it wouldn’t be long before he had rein in hand. Raised among ponies and horses, from age eight he would drive with his brother Chris, saying “I was always comfortable with it, it was always fun back then. Some days it was a bit more of a chore, but I enjoyed it immensely”. At Kilmore on June 2, 1975, Lang registered his first win as a trots driver on Pensive Dream, and some 32 years later he would drive his 6000th victory when steering Tell Me Tales to Vicbred success in another showcase win. His was a life spent in the sulky, a skillset so fine-tuned that decisions were made with instinct and without hesitation. “It becomes second nature to you, making moves is a reflex action,” he said. “You seldom think about it, it just comes to you. It is hard to explain why that happens. You do everything on instinct. If you have to stop and think whether to make a move, by the time you are done thinking it’s generally too late.” He was motivated not only by success, but by those he could bring along for the ride, including the trainers and owners, many of whom he would deliver their first Group 1. “I know only too well the time and effort people put into getting their horses to that stage. It’s pretty special when you win a race for people like that. “Harness racing is an industry, but it is also a lifestyle. There is a lot of sacrifice, but in any industry if you strive to be the best you can be you have to be prepared to do the hard yards. I never envisaged doing anything else.” Harness Racing Victoria extends its condolences to Gavin Lang’s family, friends and many fans.   HRV Trots Media

Jason Bonnington, Blake Redden and Cody Winnell are chasing winners and talking trots, amongst other things, every Friday for the Friday Form Panel on SENTrack. The full preview looks ahead to Saturday night's Tabcorp Park Melton card and the boys have identified some early 'overs' on the eight-race card. Check it out on the podcast link below!

The Lord’s Raceway story was Rod Lakey last night, the resuming reinsman who, after 14 years out of the sulky, has not missed a beat since his racetrack return earlier this month. Lakey’s winning double last night came aboard two long-shots, and he is quickly making a name for himself as someone who can land the knockout blow aboard unwanted commodities in the betting. The first winner came in the opener, the World’s Best Hoof Oil Pace, aboard Tiza Nightmare for trainer Shane Organ (pictured absolutely dominating his rivals!). Tiza Nightmare, a nine-year-old son of Tiz A Masterpiece, drew away for a 13.7-metre win in a mile rate of 1:59.2 over 2150m. Lakey then struck in the seventh race, the Aldebaran Park Trot, aboard Ray Cross-trained Honey Please. The $29 shot upstaged $2.4 favourite Zarem in a rate of 2:00.8. Jayden Brewin and Ellen Tormey also drove winning doubles on the card. Brewin steered three-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding Adam Crocker to a 1.9m win over All Whitey Then in 1:54.7 over 1650m, before doubling up a race later aboard smart mare Leigha Miller – a Gary Donaldson-trained daughter of Art Major. Tormey’s successes came aboard Wicked Azz for trainer Kate Hargreaves, the three-year-old Pet Rock filly upstaging stablemate Naamark by a head in 1:56.2 over 1650m, and Courageous Saint at odds in the Schweppes Pace for trainer Glenn Douglas. Meanwhile, Betternbetter took out the Alabar Bloodstock Pace for trainer Keith Cotchin and talented young driver Tayla French, while Paying Your Way captured the Great Ocean Road Real Estate Pace for trainer Daryl Pace and driver Matt Gath.   First-Starter Form Your guide to today’s trots debutants Kilmore Tonight Race 4 Jo Rocks (2yo filly by Pet Rock out of Our Ruby Banner, trained by David Miles and driven by Jayden Barker) Jo Rocks is out of 10-time winning mare Our Ruby Banner, who pocketed $101k and rated 1:54.0. She is Our Ruby Banner’s first foal to the races. Our Ruby Banner was a half-sister to multiple winners Dudley Poplar and Mister XJ. Holi Starzzz (2yo filly by Four Starzzz Shark out of Paintball, trained and driven by David Miles). Holi Starzzz is the third foal to the races from well-performed Art Major mare Paintball. Holi Starzzz is a half-sister to The Pantheist, who has won four from 13 for David Miles, and also Balterra. Paintball won 11 races from 55 starts and finished fourth in the 2011 Vicbred Super Series 2YO Fillies Final behind Secret Desire, La Machane and Blazeaway Macray. Asante Sana (2yo filly by Courage Under Fire out of Braeview Creation, trained by Alison Alford and driven by Chris Alford) A half-sister to Braeview Bondi, Asante Sana is out of Caprock mare Universal First, whose progeny included Lils Dream. - Cody Winnell

This week's Craig Rail's Trial File is the full two-bob, with plenty going into the Blackbook include an eye-catching recovery at Mildura. Here's the good oil from this week's trials circuit. Scroll to the bottom for Craig Rail's Trial File Blackbook. STAWELL 15/04/20 Trial 1: - FIFTYSHADES CRESCO has been unplaced at her past few outings but was able to defeat the handy mare GRACIE CULLEN in the opening trial. FEELIN THE BEAT was beaten a long way at her debut and finished a distant third ahead of SOURCE TO MARTYR, which hasn’t raced since December 2018. The former Queensland trotter INDEFENSIBLE, which performed nicely in three local runs in August/September, finished last of the five runners. Mile Rate: - 2.5.66          Final Half: - 61.46    Margins: - Neck, 12m Trial 2: - TIC TACT has disappointed since coming from Queensland but she showed improvement by winning her trial by a large margin. HARRY MCKINNIS hasn’t raced since August and finished in second position ahead of CAESARS REIGN (Julius Caesar – Miss Rainmaker 2.1.6, $21,160). SUMMERHILL (Peak – Summerline 2.1.9, $74,544) finished second last with ZERO DOUBT (Shadyshark Hanover – Problem Solved 1.59.0, $27,361) coming in at the tail of the field. Mile Rate: - 2.6.56          Final Half: - 60.57    Margins: - 25m, 5m Trial 3: - SUAVE TAJ is a smart trotter and won the Hobart Trotting Cup in March. He came off the handicap of 20m and defeated the nicely bred filly TICTOK (Love You – Sundons Pride 2.1.4, $112,733) by two metres. DEFENCE GOT JUMPED hasn’t raced since November 2018 and finished third ahead of JUST STELLA MAGIC. Mile Rate: - 2.10.61        Final Half: - 62.87    Margins: - 2m, 6m MILDURA 19/04/20 Trial 1: - SASSYS A TERROR has recently joined trainer Scott Garraway and raced to an easy trial victory. She trailed the leader, moved up without cover at the bell and proved too strong. BEAUTYS SHADOW hasn’t raced since August and tried to lead all of the way. ART OF OZTREOS settled three back on the markers and finished in third position. IM JIMMIES GIRL (Shadow Play – Priddy Good 2.0.1, $5,125) galloped at the start, hung in badly and nearly fell over the inside fence before being tailed off throughout. Mile Rate: - 2.4.2            Final Half: - 60.0               Margins: - 15m, 2m Trial 2: - SHADYS PURSUIT trailed the leader and moved to the outside on the home turn. He was able to forge to the lead on the home turn and held off his rivals in the run to the finish. TWOBOBJACK broke stride approximately 50m after the start and lost valuable ground. He chased hard and came from tailed off to tack onto the group at the 650m then came out three horses wide on the home turn and produced a big effort to finish second. It was a top performance and he should be competitive when he steps out onto the track at Mildura this afternoon. GOVINNI began quickly to find the lead and finished third. He hasn’t started since an unplaced run at Albion Park in December but is now preparing for his return to Victoria with trainer Frank Cavallaro. OLLIE AND BROCK raced without cover for the first lap, settled three back on markers at the bell then went through the middle late to finish jogging with no clear run. He finished last of the four but was luckless in the run to the finish. Mile Rate: - 2.4.0            Final Half: - 62.0               Margins: - 2m, 2m BLACKBOOKER: - Twobobjack MARYBOROUGH 19/04/20 Trial 1: - MOONLITE BAY is a former Tasmanian pacer, which has recently joined trainer Kate Hargreaves. He settled four back on the markers but moved up without cover from the 1100m and produced a strong performance to score in handy time. SUNDONS COURAGE began quickly to find the lead and gave a great sight when a narrow second. SHADOW ROSS settled fifth on the markers and followed MOONLITE BAY all of the way. He finished off quite nicely for third with CHOOZ REACTOR being fourth after tailing the leader throughout. TELL NOBODY finished last of the five runners after being three back on the markers throughout. Mile Rate: - 2.1.9            Final Half: - 56.0               Margins: - Neck, 4m Trial 2: - ALDEBARAN SUNDOWN has had trouble in trotting fluently at his past two trial appearances but his ability has been able to see him being successful. He found the lead, pulled hard, raced roughly and hung out badly but was still able to score by 30m. TRUSCOTT SUN was badly away, lost 15m and settled last of the three runners then obtained an inside run underneath of FLICK IT (Fling It – Sli Trix 2.4.0, $28,885) and was able to snare second. FLICK IT finished third after trailing the leader and hung out under pressure approaching the final corner. Mile Rate: - 2.7.0            Final Half: - 65.1               Margins: - 30m, 5m Trial 3: - KEILAH (Art Major – Shakeilah 2.1.6, $13,691) settled five back on the markers before moving into a one out and one back trail at the 800m and came out three horses wide at the 600m when she won nicely. ROXY ROYALE (Pet Rock – Baroda Bess) settled four back on the markers, moved up without cover from the 800m and battled on well for second. SPORTING MODEL (Art Major – All Eyes On Me 1.51.0, $349,926) showed good gate speed to lead and held down third in front of THUMP (Village Jolt – Umi 1.56.5, $36,725), which gained a nice run behind the leader. TALLARAS SHADOW settled three back on the markers and was under pressure from the 800m mark hence finishing last of the five runners. Mile Rate: - 2.5.7            Final Half: - 58.8               Margins: - 4m, 6m Trial 4: - STATESWOMAN settled three back on the markers and moved out three horses wide from the 400m. She hit the lead on the home turn and held off the late challenge of CEE VEE VEE, which raced five back on the markers and came out four horses wide entering the home straight. He did run home well to finish a close up second. NIL DESPERANDUM trailed the leader and moved up without cover from the quarter pole and battled away for third. LONGASULOVEME (Pet Rock – Aniteattheopera 2.1.6, $13,600) settled four back on the markers, was held up for a run at a vital stage before using the sprint lane and running into fourth position over the latter stages. SHADY HANOVER began very quickly to find the lead but tired late and SOHO KYOTO (Bettors Delight – Chip and Gale 1.52.6, $563,343) finished at the tail of the field after settling five back on the markers and started to struggle in the back straight on the final occasion. Mile Rate: - 2.1.9            Final Half: - 60.5               Margins: - Head, 5m Trial 5: - IMA ZIABEE broke at the start, settled last of the three runners and circled around the field to lead at the 1400m. She held on to score over MYSTIC CHIP, which led out then took a trail and moved away from the markers on the home turn. LUCY SAWYER (Tennotrump – Annies Last 2.9.2, $4,508) trailed the leader early before being relegated to last when IMA ZIABEE made her move. She is a juvenile and she was taking on older trotters that have already won races so she understandably finished at the tail of the field. Mile Rate: - 2.11.5          Final Half: - 61.6               Margins: - Neck, 50m TABCORP PARK, MELTON 20/04/20 Trial 1: - ALDEBARAN DIANNA (Father Patrick – Bromac Aldebaran) trailed the leader in the early stages, gained the lead at the 700m and continued to roll along in the final circuit to win nicely. EURYPHAESSA (Majestic Son – Indie Pepperell 2.0.6, $32,458) began well and was able to find the lead. She made an error and wanted to pull up with 700m remaining, ended up being a distant second and chased hard in the latter stages. UTOPIA (Trixton – Gluteus Maximus 1.59.6, $104,855) is a beautifully bred colt, which galloped at the start, settled a distant fifth and made up plenty of ground to finish a game third. TENNERSON (Skyvalley – Poet Laureate 2.5.7, $44,598) settled four back on the markers and finish fourth with PARIS SUZIE (Great Success – Forgetfulljane) in fifth after jumping nicely and galloping 200m after the start. THE SARGENT (Skyvalley – Redneck) settled a distant third and broke stride at the 700m, losing his chance. SILENT REVERIE (Pegasus Spur – Sunny Folly 2.8.1, $27,778) was slow to move, raced roughly and was tailed off for the entire trip. Mile Rate: - 2.10.6          Final Half: - 61.62    Margins: - 14m, 42m BLACKBOOKER: - Utopia Trial 2: - MOLLYS PURSE trailed the leader early, found the lead with 600m remaining and dashed to an easy victory. OVERANDOUT (Majestic Son – Coruscating 2.7.7, $11,440) broke at the start and lost 60m, chased hard and moved up without cover from the 400m. It was a big performance to finish second. LEFT RIGHT ANDCENTRE was slow to move and missed the start by 80m. He made up a lot of ground but finished in third position with FLING IT ALL ABOUT dropping out to the tail of the field after leading early. Mile Rate: - 2.7.7            Final Half: - 59.79    Margins: - 12m, 21.5m Trial 3: - HEAVENLY GIPSY (Rock N Roll Heaven – Mach Robyn 1.59.2, $15,975) settled three back on the markers, dropped back one position further mid-race but was able to get through and trail the leader before coming to the outside on the home turn and finishing off best in the final stages. FIGHTNFURY (Bettors Delight – The Waratah 1.57.9, $40,861) raced without cover and pushed forward to find the lead at the 1200m. He fought hard in the straight and went down narrowly on the line. SUMOMENTSOMEWHERE (Somebeachsomewhere – Special Moment 1.58.0, $72,511) showed gate speed and trailed the leader early before being shuffled back in the field then manoeuvred into the one out and one back trail. He switched back to the markers in the final stages and used the sprint lane to finish in third position. ALAKAZAM (Well Said – Mumbai Majik 1.59.2, $20,727) wanted to hang in and raced greenly during the early stages of the event but he showed enough early speed to lead before taking cover. He moved into the death seat with 500m remaining and kicked on quite well at the finish. ILLAWONG AWESOME (Mach Three – Miss Astronomical) settled in the one out and one back trail early, before easing to be sixth on the markers. He finished fifth ahead of CELESTIALFRAGRANCE (Terror To Love – Heavenly Scent), which ended up being five back on the markers for the majority of the trial. Mile Rate: - 2.4.6            Final Half: - 59.70    Margins: - 1/2head, head Trial 4: - COVER OF DARKNESS (Majestic Son – Illawong Mooshine 1.58.1, $63,515) raced without cover before finding the lead at the 1800m and completely dominated the trial. He ran away from his rivals to score by almost 50m. ABITOFADREAMER started off being three back on the markers and was four back at the bell, approximately 30m away from the leading trio. He was able to run into a distant second over the latter stages. HAMMERS PEGASUS (Pegasus Spur – Sundonna) was beaten by a long distance but he did make up good ground on the beaten brigade from sixth to pick up third placing. ROLL WITH ROSCO (Roll With Joe – Petousa 1.57.3, $180,217) is bred to be an exceptionally good pacer but he obviously has the inclination to trot. He settled five back on the markers and picked up fourth in front of RUM AN ROYAL, which galloped early and was tailed off. MARIACHI (Fling It – Golden Photo 2.5.3, $9,813) began quickly to lead before taking cover at the 1500m. He was still in second position when he broke stride and lost his chance with 600m remaining. MY LINDY ANGELS ended up being three back on the markers but was travelling very awkwardly in the back straight before eventually galloping at the quarter pole. Mile Rate: - 2.8.4            Final Half: - 64.21    Margins: - 48.5m, 2m BLACKBOOKER: - Cover Of Darkness Trial 5: - PLATINUM SPARKLE (Bettors Delight – Bollinger Baby 1.56.0, $67,256) showed exceptionally good gate speed to lead and was able to hold off a challenge from DOUGS BABE (Western Terror – Dougs Courage 1.58.0, $94,902) to record a good victory. DOUGS BABE was a game effort as she raced without cover early, switched to the markers in fourth then moved up into the breeze again to chase at the 500m. QUICK DAN (American Ideal – Courageousnquick 1.56.1, $236,427) settled five back on the markers and came out three horses wide from the 400m. He finished a distant third ahead of MERRY DANCER (Changeover – Lucky Merrywood 1.58.4, $51,128), which settled three back on the inside before coming off the pegs at the quarter pole. DOUBLE HAPPINESS (Rock N Roll Heaven – Our Waltzing Mathilda 1.57.7, $12,131) finished in fifth position after trailing the leader and NO WIN NO WORRIES (A Rocknroll Dance – Onedins Courage) was last of the six horses throughout. Mile Rate: - 2.0.3            Final Half: - 58.24    Margins: - 2m, 23m Trial 6: - STAR OF MEMPHIS took out the open class trial, which only boasted three runners. He was able to lead throughout with SOMEBEACHSHADOW trailing and using the sprint lane and MY KIWI MATE being last of the three and moving up without cover with 400m remaining. After receiving an easy run in front, STAR OF MEMPHIS was able to blast home in a very quick final half of 54.61 seconds to defeat SOMEBEACHSHADOW with MY KIWI MATE being a close up third. Mile Rate: - 1.58.1          Final Half: - 54.61    Margins: - 2.5m, ½ head Trial 7: - LONG WEEKEND gained a nice trail behind the leader throughout but he was impressive at his trial victory. He raced very fiercely throughout but still had a good kick left at the finish and quickly put the issue beyond doubt when he angled away from the markers on the home turn. PRELIMINARY tried to lead throughout and finished in second position, well clear of FLEETWOOD ROCK, which eased back to fifth after racing without cover early and followed inside runs thereafter. UNETHICAL (Four Starzzz Shark – Notfitforsale) settled three back on the markers and finished in fourth ahead of A ROCKNROLL WALTZ (A Rocknroll Dance – Our Waltzing Mathilda 1.57.7, $12,131) (four back markers, without cover from 700m) and MOZZARELLA MAN was last of the six runners throughout. Mile Rate: - 2.1.1            Final Half: - 59.92    Margins: - 5m, 17m BLACKBOOKER: - Long Weekend Trial 8: - SPEEDY MACH settled four back on the markers, moved into the one out and one back trail and got up to second at the quarter pole. He finished off strongly and was able to draw clear to win nicely at the end. HIT THE SKY settled six back on the markers, moved up without cover at the half mile marker and battled on well for second. JOBELLS IMAGE settled three back on the inside, moved away from the markers in the back straight and quickly hit the front with 400m remaining. She was run down late and finished third ahead of MACHANICAL, which sat without cover early before gaining the trail behind the leader VALLEY OF TERROR and being held up behind that tiring runner leaving the back straight. HARRYS FLIGHT finished fifth after working onto the back of HIT THE SKY from seventh in the back straight. GIUSEPPE MOON settled five back on the markers and beat the early leader VALLEY OF TERROR to the line. Mile Rate: - 1.59.5          Final Half: - 57.91    Margins: - 4.5m, Neck Trial 9: - SOMEGLITZSOMEWHERE trailed the leader, moved away from the markers at the 600m and quickly zoomed to the lead. The further the race went, the bigger his leading margin was and he ended up being successful by 48m. SUMMER GRIN (Grinfromeartoear – Goingonsafari) settled three back on the markers and finished second ahead of ARCTIC WIND (Roll With Joe – Windchill 2.3.2, $9,600), which tried to lead throughout. JOHNNY YURO (Sportswriter – Mendelico 1.56.1, $188,243) broke stride at the start and lost 40m early, tacked onto the group at the 1200m and finished fourth. TIZ ATEGO (Tiz A Masterpiece – Sarahs Jasper 2.1.4, $21,210) settled four back on the markers but was struggling a long way from home and finished a distant last. Mile Rate: - 2.3.3            Final Half: - 58.66    Margins: - 48m, 3m Trial 10: - EUREKA was very impressive in taking out the final trial. He showed good gate speed to lead, took a trail and was shuffled back on the markers before powering along the sprint lane to defeat a handy field. ROCKNROLL RONNIE raced without cover before pushing forward to lead at the 1600m. He finished second in front of ARDEN VOYAGER, which took the lead away from his stable mate EUREKA shortly after the start before taking cover and coming to the outside on the home turn. JUSTICE SERVED was fourth after settling five back on the markers and moving into the breeze at the 800m mark. THE KIWI WAY followed JUSTICE SERVED throughout and finished ahead of ADMIRAL, which was headed off from the pole position and ended up being four back on the markers. Mile Rate: - 1.58.9          Final Half: - 57.18    Margins: - 2.5m, 4.5m KILMORE 21/04/20 Trial 1: - EXPRESS BEAUTY was five back on the markers before moving up without cover at the 1100m and proved to be too strong for her rivals in the run to the judge. CONSTANTINA settled down near the rear of the field but moved up boldly without cover and pulled hard. She found the lead at the 1500m mark and boxed on well in the run to the finish. LE BELLE BIJOUX (Art Major – Bellas Delight 1.54.3, $442,523) settled four back on the markers before moving into the one out and one back trail behind the eventual winner. She tried hard for third in front of EDNA DOROTHY (Hurricane Kingcole – Safe Hills 2.2.1, $8,375), which led out then took a trail. INSHADOW (Shadow Play – Gaelic Way) trailed the leader early before being three back on the markers and finished in front of AY KABAYO (Pet Rock – Littlemishollywood) (six back markers). Mile Rate: - 2.3.8            Final Half: - 60.0               Margins: - 2m, 10m Trial 2: - HADES SKY showed very good early pace to lead clearly and never appeared to be in any danger of defeat after enjoying a nice run in front. STAR MACEY (Danny Bouchea – All Hail The Byrd) trailed the leader before moving to the outside at the 600m mark and tried hard for second. FLYIN FIRST CLASS was headed off from barrier one and followed the markers home being in third position throughout the trial. MAORI ABOUT TIME (Majestic Son – Happy Maori 1.59.6, $89,365) settled four back on the markers and was never extended at any stage. BENJI HALL (Angus Hall – Maori Vale 1.59.5, $35,615) was last of the five runners throughout. Mile Rate: - 2.7.4            Final Half: - 62.3               Margins: - 3m, 5m Trial 3: - PICK UP LINE was driven aggressively in the early stages and found the lead with 1700m remaining. She is a strong mare and was always going to take some beating from that point. She held an advantage of two metres over SUNROSE MASTER, which led early then took the trail shortly afterwards. ALL I CAN BE settled down sixth, ended up being four back on the markers when MYZARMI dropped out and retired from the trial, and moved into the death seat at the 600m mark. He finished third ahead of NOTA REPLICA, which ended up being three back on the markers and went to the line strongly in restricted room and being under a hard hold. KING SOLOMON was five back on the markers and gained the one out and one back trail behind ALL I CAN BE but was the last one to complete the course. Mile Rate: - 2.2.3            Final Half: - 59.1               Margins: - 2m, 4m Trial 4: - MAESTRO (Love You – La Tonneralla) trailed the leader WATCH AND ACT and came to the outside on the home turn. He finished off well and claimed victory on the line but neither horse was fully extended. JAUNTY JAY JAY (Muscle Mass – Jaurdon) settled three back on the inside, came wide on the home turn and was not extended at any stage of the trial. IMASOCIALBUTTERFLY (Muscle Mass – Diedre Deville 2.3.9, $4,643) was out of position at the start and lost twelve metres early. She settled down four back on the markers and finished fourth ahead of ASTRO (Love You – Auravale 2.8.2, $30,650), which broke stride at the start losing 40m then made another error with 500m remaining. Mile Rate: - 2.15.4          Final Half: - 65.6               Margins: - Head, 6m Trial 5: - POWDERKEG trailed the leader ILLCRYIFHEWINDS early but was left in front when that trotter eased to the outside and retired out of the trial with just over a lap remaining. He enjoyed a nice run throughout and scored very comfortably at the line. EMERALD STRIDE settled down last and came to the outside on the home turn. She worked into second ahead of TAM O’SHANTER, which trailed his stable mate POWDERKEG throughout. Mile Rate: - 2.7.2            Final Half: - 60.0               Margins: - 5m, 1m Trial 6: - HOTEL KYVALLEY began well from the standing start and was able to lead comfortably. He trotted faultlessly and ran away from his rivals to win by a large margin. WHOS THE MAN (Angus Hall – Oh Yes Indeed 2.5.2, $57,750) settled last on the markers but after a few others made errors, he ended up being three back on the inside. He worked into second ahead of EVAS IMAGE (Father Patrick – She’s An Image 1.57.4, $233,824), which trailed HOTEL KYVALLEY for most of the journey. LIFEINTHEBALANCE (Grinfromeartoear – Artistic Wings) settled four back on the inside then improved one position further to be in third when LUNA (Used To Me – Auravalley) galloped from behind the leader at the 1700m mark. He got through on the inside and was battling out second but galloped with 100m remaining. LUNA lost 20m after that costly error in the back straight on the first occasion, settled last of the group and remained last of the five runners Mile Rate: - 2.13.3          Final Half: - 63.2               Margins: - 60m,8m Trial 7: - STARLIGHT SAFARI came out of the gate brilliantly to find the lead, ran along at a genuine tempo and was simply too good for his rivals, running away to win by 30m at the end. VILLACI settled four back on the inside and worked into the one out and one back trail at the 500m. He ran into second and was clear of PEPPERBERRY (Major Bronski – Rock Melody 2.2.6, $19,300) (3 back markers, without cover at 500m) at the finish. MALALLA settled down six back on the markers and was held up for a run at a vital stage. She finished in front of GOOD COP, which began quickly to find the markers behind STARLIGHT SAFARI but tired late. JAZZY BAY (Heston Blue Chip – Jazzy Art 1.57.4, $62,763) settled five back on the markers before moving into the one wide line (1-2) in the back straight on the final occasion. She beat home FOUR LONELY NIGHTS, which was last throughout. Mile Rate: - 2.0.7            Final Half: - 58.9               Margins: - 30m, 8m BLACKBOOKER: - Starlight Safari Trial 8: - CHATEAUBRIANT has been very good at the trials over the past few weeks and he scored by a large margin. He broke stride momentarily at the start before pushing forward and finding the lead with 1700m remaining. He rolled along at a genuine tempo and continued to build on his lead in the final circuit. KYVALLEY CHIEF sat behind MADENA BAY until the final 150m where he was able to dash into second position, relegating MADENA BAY to finish last of the three runners. Mile Rate: - 2.5.8            Final Half: - 62.3               Margins: - 50m, 8m BLACKBOOKER: - Chateaubriant Trial 9: - KYVALLEY HEIST trailed the leader and used the sprint lane when he was able to dash home to get the prize over HERE COMES KYVALLEY, which led and copped some pressure at the 1200m mark. MAORI MAYHEM (Pegasus Spur – Happy Maori 1.59.6, $89,365) finished in third position after settling three back on the inside and coming away from the markers at the 400m. MAJOR MAX (Majestic Son – Nicky Newky 2.7.0, $18,305) jumped in second position but galloped 50m after the start and lost 25-30m. He ended up being fifth on the markers and beat home RYMES (Majestic Son – Genayas Girl), which settled in fourth, moved up without cover, pressured the leader and tried to lead at the 1200m but raced roughly and broke stride at the 600m mark. Mile Rate: - 2.16.6          Final Half: - 63.9               Margins: - 2m, 4m   HRV Trots Media - Craig Rail  

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