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Star three-year-old pacer Jerrys Jet ended his season on a high with win in a C4-C6 event over 2200 metres at the harness racing meeting in Launceston on Sunday night to stretch his winning sequence to seven from as many starts for Beauty Point-based trainer Rohan Hillier. Jerrys Jet was one of last season's best two-year-olds winning every feature except the Dandy Patch final in which he was a close-up second to Boasson Hagen when in the care of trainer Paul Hill. The gelding had only one more start for Hill before being transferred to Hillier in February. Jerrys Jet won the $10,000 3YO Sires Produce at his first start for Hillier in May and along the way he won the $30,000 Group 3 Globe Derby Stakes. At his past two starts he has emerged triumphant in high grade races against older and more experienced opposition. Despite winning on Sunday night the Charlie and Connie Beadman-owned gelding was not at the top of his game according to Hillier. "I thought that his work in the week leading up to this latest start was a bit below par and he took that into his race on Sunday night," Hillier said. "He won but it confirmed he needs a spell and Charlie (Beadman) is putting him straight in the paddock and he'll probably be out for a decent spell of about three months," he said. Jerrys Jet has always shown ability but Hillier is confident the gelded son of Jeremes Jet will go to another level next preparation. "I am quite excited about his prospects next season because there's no doubt he will head interstate to try and win an M0 and I am sure he will continue to get better with age." "But Charlie (Beadman) will decide when and if he leaves the state," he said. Peter Staples

Classy harness racing mare Faithful Gabby will head interstate to prepare for the 4YO Breeders Crown for mares to be run at Bendigo next month. Faithful Gabby travelled to Melbourne last month to tackle an M0-M1 mares race that resulted in her finishing second, beaten a half-neck, to classy Victorian She's Just A Delight that clocked a mile rate of 1m.54. She was driven by Tasmania's top reinsman Gareth Rattray who believes the mare is capable of winning the Breeders Crown. "She was unlucky not to win that race in Victoria and to go down by such a narrow margin with the winner clocking a mile rate of 1.54 was a good effort and it proved she is up to the top mares over there," Rattray said. "She will head back to Victoria in a fortnight and have at least one more run before the Breeders Crown," he said. Faithful Gabby has had seven starts this season for six wins and a second for about $50,000 in stakes so she has earned her chance to mix it with the best in Australasia. Peter Staples

Chief Destroyer seems to have found a new lease on life with his effort at the harness racing meeting at Devonport on Monday night in a C2-C3 pace over 2297 metres his second win in the space of four outings. The Shelley Barnes-trained gelding won two in succession on country tracks in Victoria in February just prior to finding his way to Barnes' stables at Sassafras on Tasmania's North-West Coast. The gelding notched a couple of minor placings at his two starts for Barnes in May but it wasn't until Barnes took him to Devonport last month that he found a way to win. Chief Destroyer began his career in Victoria and won on debut in a 3YO event at Horsham when in the care of David Murphy. But his next win was two years later and what followed was mixed form in restricted grade races. Barnes has been patient and the gelding has just started to respond to his new training regime. At this latest outing he was rushed out of the gate to find the front and once driver James Johnson had him in his comfort zone the gelded son of It Is I-Sharleen was always travelling like a winner. Chief Destroyer kicked clear turning for home and went on to defeat outsider Buckingham Boy by four metres with Me Mate Les just over five metres away third.   Peter Staples

Inexperience proved to be no disadvantage for well-bred gelding Master Hanover at the harness racing meeting at Devonport on Monday night with the David Hayes-trained pacer proving too strong for his rivals in the Jeremy Rockliff Pace over 1930 metres. Master Hanover (Keith Toulmin) was having only his second start and was coming off a sixth on debut behind Ryley Major in Launceston. Toulmin allowed Master Hanover to settle worse than midfield off a solid speed set by Somedan while the well-backed Metro Mouse landed in the one-out-one-back spot. When Toulmin called on Master Hanover for the supreme effort in the back straight the gelding unleashed a powerful sprint. The Cardmaster Hanover gelding went on to score by a half-metre from Metro Mouse with Karalta Deluxe that was awkwardly placed three-back the fence for most of the race, an eye-catching third a half-metre astern. The winner was bred by the Hayes family from their well-performed broodmare Mersey Torado that raced 11 times for four wins over four preparations before being retired due to injury. This is Mersey Torado's second foal to race and she also has a weanling colt by Four Starzzz Shark. Peter Staples  

Any doubts as to whether star Tasmanian juvenile pacer Hillview Jake will be named two-year-old of the year were put to bed at the harness racing meeting at UBET Park Hobart last night where the gelding delivered another stellar performance to win the Premier's Breeders Plate over 2090 metres. It was the last 2YO feature of the season and Hillview Jake went into the race with impeccable form having won the Golden Slipper, 2YO Sweepstakes and Dandy Patch finals along with two other juvenile victories but he was surprisingly sent around the second favourite at $2.50. Victorian gelding Soho Chelsea owned that honour as he was backed in to start the $1.70 favourite following his two wins in Victoria that led to an impressive Tasmanian debut in a heat of the Breeders Crown in Launceston last week. Connections of Soho Chelsea opted to stay in the state to tackle the Breeders Plate before heading back to Victoria to tackle a semi-final of the Breeders Crown. But the Paul Hill-trained Hillview Jake defied the betting drift and proved why he will be named Tasmania's best two-year-old this season. Hillview Jake began well as did the Dean Braun-trained Soho Chelsea that made full use of the pole position but when Hill sent Hillview Jake forward Soho Chelsea's driver Rohan Hillier opted to take hold and take a sit behind Hillview Jake. A lap from home Hillier edged Soho Chelsea off the fence to race at the leader's wheel and as they headed down the back stretch the last time Soho Chelsea issued a serious challenge but it was to no avail. When Hill called on Hillview Jake to extend the gelded son of Cardmaster Hanover sprinted clear and he went on to easily defeat $50 outsider Ductape with Streetside Classic a closing third ahead of Iden Amrak that was denied a clear run over the last 400 metres. Ductape, prepared by Ben Rossendell, settled last and also suffered some interference so his effort was full of merit to finish second. Soho Chelsea knocked up in the home straight to finish fifth. Peter Staples

Star Tasmanian two-year-old pacer Hillview Jake will have his last start of the season at the harness racing meeting  at UBET Park in Hobart on Sunday night in the $10,000 Tasmanian Premier's Breeders Plate over 2090 metres. Hillview Jake has been the standout colt or gelding juvenile this season winning the Golden Slipper, Tasmanian Sweepstakes and Dandy Patch finals along with two other impressive wins. His Dandy Patch win with Gavin Lang aboard was outstanding. he clocked a mile rate of two minutes but dashed home his last half (800m) in a slick 56.9 seconds which is the fastest last half of any juvenile this season. While Hillview Jake should have the other local opposition covered in the race it is a well-bred gelding named Soho Chelsea from the Dean Braun stable at Lara in Victoria that could be the testing material for the local star. Soho Chelsea won two in succession in Victoria before venturing to Tasmania last week to win his Australasian Breeders Crown heat over 2200 metres in Launceston last Sunday night defeating Ken Two Stars comfortably. He produced a pedestrian mile rate of 2.05.1 but he ran home his last half (800m) in 57.8 without being fully tested. Soho Chelsea is in the care of top Tasmanian trainer-driver Rohan Hillier while racing in Tasmania and Hillier is very upbeat about his winning chances on Sunday night. "I was very impressed with this two-year-old and while Hillview Jake is very smart I think this one has what it takes to beat him on Sunday night," Hillier said. Soho Chelsea will return to Braun's stables next week and be prepared for his tilt at the Breeders Crown next month. Peter Staples

Tasmanian pacers have been producing some brilliant results interstate of late and it could continue this week, especially at the harness racing meeting at Melton on Friday night.   Mister Sumna has been plagued by injuries but his untapped ability convinced his owners Craig and Tania Hayes to persevere with the hope he might finally realise his full potential.   Mister Sumna is now in the care of Victorian trainer Dean Braun and he will tackle a race at Geelong tomorrow night (Thursday).   Here is an overview of the performance of Tasmanian-owned and or trained horses that performed well last week and a list of what horses are to compete interstate over the next few days.   Tasmanian's on Mainland Winners last week: (owners/lessees in brackets) *Miley Rose (Sonia Dornauf, Doug and Penny McKillop) $6,505 C3/C4 at Ballarat (9/07) *Tasbred El Jays Magic (Lyndon and Gail Menegon) $25,505 Mares FFA at Melton (10/07) *Tasbred Modern Ruler (Steve and Marni Davis) $21,420 FFA at Menangle (11/07) *Tasbred Blacks A Beauty (Bill and Tamra Fawdry) $3,000 R2/R4 at Melton (12/07)  Tasbred placings at major meetings last week: *Pachacuti (Lyndon and Simon Dakin) 3rd in $21,420 M0 at Menangle (11/07) *Tasbred Blue Pointer (Barry Stewart) 2nd in $21,240 FFA at Menangle (11/07) won by Modern Ruler - Tasbred *Clamorous (Arthur Wilson Memorial Syndicate) 2nd in $16,275 M0 Heat at Melton (10/07) *Tasbred The Family Guy (Arthur Taylor) 3rd in $16,275 M0 Heat at Melton (10/07)  Tasbred acceptors this week: *Mister Sumna (Craig and Tania Hayes) in $6,505 C4/C5 at Geelong (16/07 R8 N1) * Tasbred Deliverthegoods (Margaret Burgess, Christine Collings, Ron and Ewan MacDonald, Tony Jeffries and Terry O'Toole) in $16,505 M0 at Melton (17/07 R1 N6) *Ardlussa Express (Ashley and Chloe Williams) in $16,505 M0 at Melton (17/07 R1 N13) *The Family Guy (Arthur Taylor) in $25,275 M0 Final at Melton (17/07 R2 N1) * Tasbred Clamorous (Arthur Wilson Memorial Syndicate) in $25,275 M0 Final at Melton (17/07 R2 N11) * Tasbred El Jays Magic (Lyndon and Gail Menegon) in $17,275 M1/M2 at Melton (17/07 R8 N3) * Tasbred Pachacuti (Lyndon and Simon Dakin) in $21,420 M0 at Menangle (18/07 R1 N1) * Tasbred The Dip (Heather Anderson and Nathan Ford) in $21,420 M0 at Menangle (18/07 R1 N8) *Blue Pointer (Barry Stewart) in $21,420 FFA at Menangle (18/07 R6 N2) *Tasbred Star Chamber (Bianca Heenan, Jake Gillie, Josh Nelson and Nathan Ford) in $21,420 FFA at Menangle (18/07 R6 N2) *Shanghai Knight (Warren Viney) in $6,505 Claimer at Ballarat (18/07 R3 N1) *Livin It Lovin It (Ben Yole and Charles Hookway) in $6,505 Claimer at Ballarat (18/07 R3 N4) *Blacks A Beauty (Bill and Tamra Fawdry) in $6,275 C2/C3 at Ballarat (18/07 R6 N1) Peter Staples  

Star Tasmanian harness racing three-year-old pacer Jerrys Jet continued on his winning way at UBET Racing Centre in Launceston last Sunday night where he toyed with his rivals to win the McKillop Insurance Pace over 2200 metres. It was a relatively strong C4-C6 line-up with Palmisano showing his customary early speed to lead while Jerrys Jet's trainer-driver Rohan Hillier allowed the three-year-old to face the breeze but well away from the leader so as to not get his charge fired up. The ploy worked perfectly as nothing came around to disrupt Hillier's plan and when he called on Jerrys Jet to extend in the home straight the gelded son of Jeremes Jet claimed the leader and went on to score by over six metres from Palmisano with Aninchofhislife an eye-catching third 1.5 metres away. Hillier said there was never a moment when he had to get really busy on his stable star. "The plan was to lead but when Palmisano led and cleared out I thought we could just sit off him and ensure by horses didn't get too fired up," Hillier said. "I was on a $1.20 chance so I had to give him the easiest run possible and in the end it was probably his best since he's been with me." "To go out and do what he did against older and much more experienced horses is a real credit to him." "When he gets to open class next season that's when we'll see the best of this horse," he said. Jerrys Jet has won seven of his eight starts this season and has taken his career win tally to 12 from 14 lifetime starts for just over $90,000 in stakes. Hillier was hoping to run Jerrys Jet in the $10,000 3YO Championship in Launceston on Sunday week but with that race likely to fall over due to a lack of acceptances due to Jerrys Jet being amongst the likely candidates, Hillier may have no alternative but to send him for a spell. The managing owner of Jerrys Jet, Charlie Beadman, has been coy about sending the gelding interstate to race this preparation but next season he could be having to consider tackling races like the Chariots of Fire and the likes if he progresses as well as Hillier predicts. Jerrys Jet has the potential to reach the heights of Tasmania's dual Inter Dominion winner Beautide but we won't know until he is tested against the best interstate. But the horse might never race outside of Tasmania and sadly that is a distinct possibility. Peter Staples

Star Tasmanian three-year-old pacer Mister Lennox made a one-act affair of a heat of the Australian Breeders Crown series at the harness racing meeting at UBERT Park in Hobart last night to qualify for the semi-finals in Victoria next month. Mister Lennox was the sole starter in the event run over 2090 metres and while there was no betting on the race it served its purpose for the connections of the talented gelding. It is not uncommon for only one starter in a Breeders Crown heat but most heats run outside of Victoria and New Zealand usually boast up to eight starters. Mister Lennox is trained by Juanita McKenzie who confirmed the gelding would be sent to Victoria this week and be stabled with Dean Braun during his six-week stay in the state. "I'm very happy with the horse and he will now go to Melbourne and have up to three starts before the Breeders Crown semi-final," McKenzie said. Mister Lennox will have his next start at Melton in a fortnight. "We'll enter him for the Graduate Stakes which is a $25,000 race at Melton in a fortnight an then there's another 3YO race for him but whether we go again before the Breeders Crown semi-final depends on how he is at the time," said part-owner Jamie Cockshutt. Peter Staples

Tasmanian harness racing trainer Grant Hodges is beaming after the efforts of two of his stable tenants at Melton in Victoria last Friday night. El Jays Magic scored an impressive all-the-way win in the $25,000 Jane Ellen mares race over 2240 metres and his talented gelding Clamorous defied a tough run in the breeze to go down by only a half-neck in a heat of the Winter Championships over 1720 metres. "El Jays Magic went super and she just keeps on performing every time I raise the bar," Hodges said. "It's hard to stack the Tassie form up against the mainlanders sometimes but I'm sure I haven' got to the bottom of this mare and she could be up to some of the top mares' races next season," he said. Clamorous was a game second to the odds-on favourite Mister Mundaka ($1.50) that led while the Tasmanian faced the breeze and kept finding at the business end of the race. "I thought Clamorous was a huge run and if he draws the front in the final on Friday night he should be in with a big chance," he said. Clamorous will definitely start in the Winter Series final over 1720 metres on Friday night while El Jays Magic will be nominated for a race on the same program that is for M1-M2 pacers with a preferential draw for mares, so she is guaranteed to draw the front line. "El Jays Magic pulled up really well form her run so we might as well have a crack at another race on Friday night but I'll make a final decision closer to the day," he said. Hodges said both horses would more than likely to head home for spells after Friday night's assignments. Peter Staples

Talanted Courage Under Fire two-year-old pacer Ken Two Stars delivered another stellar performance to win his second race in the space of five days when he powered home to take out the Decron Horse Care 2YO Pace over 1680m at the harness racing meeting at the UBET Racing Centre in Launceston last Friday night. With Grant Hodges in the sulky, Ken Two Stars settled handy to the lead from a good gate and when Hodges presented the gelding to stake his claim in the home straight he powered to the lead and then staved off determined challenges to go on and score comfortably from Streetside Classic with Goggo Gee Gee storming home along the rails to grab third ahead of Metro Mouse. Ken Two Stars is trained at Scottsdale by Wayne Campbell who prepared a double courtesy of Grace Campbell scoring an impressive win in the opening race on the seven-event program. Ken Two Stars is so named because he has two distinctive star markings on his forehead. The gelding clocked a mile rate of two minutes and ran home his last half (800m) in under a minute. Ken Two Stars will contest a Breeders Crown heat in Launceston on Sunday night and victory will secure him a berth in a semi-final in Victoria later this month. However top Victorian trainer Dean Braun has sent his handy youngster Soho Chelsea to Tasmania and the Mach Three gelding will also line up in the heat. Soho Chelsea comes off wins at his past two starts at Cranbourne and Warragul. Peter Staples

Tasmanian harness racing trainer Paul Hill celebrated his greatest night in racing when his two star juveniles Chica Bella and Hillview Jake won their respective sires stakes finals at UBET Park Hobart on Sunday night. Chica Bella showed her class by crossing from near the outside of the front line and reeled off a slick first quarter while After Lunch faced the breeze in the Evicus Stakes final for fillies over 1609 metres. The pair matched motors to the home turn but that's when driver Ricky Duggan called on Chica Bella for the supreme effort and she responded magnificently. Chica Bella (Cardmaster Hanover-Time Moves On) forged clear and had plenty in hand to defeat outsider Tambros Milly ($101) with After Lunch fading to finish third just ahead of Itz Gemmas delight. She was heavily backed to start the $1.80 favourite ahead of After Lunch that drifted from odds-on to start the second elect at $2.20. The winner clocked a mile rate of 1.58.7 with her first half (800m) run in 58.67. Duggan described the filly as a "dream to drive". "Paul has done a magnificent job with this filly and she has improved just about every time she's been to the races," Duggan said. "She can be a little but cantankerous and try and kick me out of the cart in the score-up but once she's mobile she is a dream to drive." "She's got speed and stamina so if she can improve further next season they are going to have plenty of fun with this filly as a three-year-old," he said. For Hill it was sheer delight and declared it mission accomplished for the well-bred filly that is owned by his wife Julie, his brother Robert and his son Scott who travelled from Western Australia to watch the race. "This filly is tough and while she has a bit of an attitude she is all class and I can hardly wait to see what she does next season as a three-year-old," Hill said. Hillview Jake led throughout from the pole position to win the Dandy Patch final with ace Victorian reinsman Gavin Lang aboard. Hillview Jake went into the final on the back of a second to Origin Cronk in the Dandy Patch Prelude 13 days earlier but the final was another story. Lang had Hillview Jake travelling in his comfort zone and when he let him rip turning for home he sped clear and had plenty in reserve on the line and well clear of Origin Cronk and Riley Major. Hillview Jake clocked a mile rate of two minutes but ran home his last half (800m) in a slick 56.9 seconds. Peter Staples

Harness racing drivers Wade Rattray and Nicholas Brockman share the lead after four rounds of the BOTRA Claiming Novice Driver series. Rattray edged his way to the equal lead with a win aboard Chief Destroyer and a second with Punter Karalta at Devonport last night where the third and fourth heats were held. The first two heats were run at UBET Park Hobart on Sunday night where Allister Woods won his heat aboard No Undies Sundie while Tim Yole emerged from those heats with a win aboard Strezleckie Wildone and a third behind Glamour Art to end the night on 25 points and two clear of Woods who also snared a fourth with Wealthy Warrior. But Monday night's Devonport meeting belonged to Rattray who is attempting to make it successive wins in the popular series. Brockman has yet to drive a winner so his efforts have been consistent to secure a share of the lead. The winner of the series is decided on a point-score basis with 16 points allocated for first, 12 for second, nine for third and seven for fourth and points reduce by one through to last 1oth with six points awarded to any driver who fails to obtain a drive in any heat. The final two heats will be run in Launceston on Friday night. Point scores after four heats. 39 - Nicholas Brockman and Wade Rattray. 37 - Tim Yole. 33 - Lyarna Graham. 32 - Allister Woods. 28 - Lee Simmonds. 24 - Samantha Freeman. 23 - Justin Howlett. 22 - Adrian Collins & Kristy Grant.   Peter Staples

Talented harness racing mare El Jays Magic is likely to head interstate for a campaign that would include a series of races for MO mares at Melton following her impressive win in a free-for-all over 1609 metres at UBET Park Hobart on Sunday night. El Jays Magic sizzled around the Hobart circuit to clock a time of 1m.55.4 seconds to just miss equalling Richie Walton's track record (1.55.3) which was set in May 2008. It was the fastest mile run by a mare on the Hobart circuit since Queen Carey clocked 1.56.3 in a free-for-all on the opening day of the new complex at UBET Park in October 2005. El Jays Magic (JR Mint-Jays Belle) is owned by Lyndon and Gail Menegon who bred the mare at their Big Park Stud. "It was a tremendous effort to win let along run that time," Lyndon Menegon said. "She has always possessed great speed but to cross that field from the outside of the front row as easily as she did was quite brilliant." "Then to almost eclipse Richie Walton's track record also was testament to her ability," he said. The Dip tried to lead from the pole position and he was challenged by Dodgermemate that left El Jays Magic to race three-wide in her attempt to cross down to the pegs. The early battle for the lead didn't seem to affect the mare because she was quite strong at the business end of the race. El Jays Magic sizzled home her last half (800m) in 57.3 to score by over three metres from her stablemate Clamorous with The Tip a further two metres away third. "Grant has been talking about taking El Jays Magic, Clamorous to Melbourne and after this latest win by the mare he's sure to go," Menegon said. Hodges confirmed today that El Jay's Magic and five-year-old Clamorous and possibly two Victorian-bred youngsters will head to Melbourne next week. "I've had a look at the Victorian calendar and there are a few nice race options for El Jays Magic in the coming weeks and there are plenty of suitable races for Clamorous and they both deserve the chance to go over there and win an M0," Hodges said. "I'm looking at taking a couple of other younger horses as well to make it a more financially viable exercise because it costs about v$4000 to take the truck so if I can put more on the truck it is less taxing on the owners. "But I've got a float over there (Melbourne) so if it ends up only being the mare and Clamorous I'll put them on the transport service truck and pick them up over there and float them to where they will be stabled," he said. El Jays Magic is a five-year-old that only began racing in July 2013 and in just under two years she has raced 30 times for 13 wins and a dozen minor placings for about $77,000 in stakes while Clamorous has won 10 and been placed 15 times from 32 starts for $63,000 in prizemoney. Peter Staples

Scottsdale harness racing trainer Wayne Campbell will make a decision on whether to enter his two-year-old gelding Ken Two Stars for next Sunday night's Dandy Patch sires stakes final tomorrow morning following the gelding's impressive win in the Single Again Pace over 1609 metres on Sunday night. Ken Two Stars (Courage Under Fire-Sharevonah) outgunned a small field of four at what was only his second start but it was his tremendous turn of foot that excited driver Grant Hodges to suggest he could measure up against the state's best. Campbell was delighted with the win and even though it was only a small field he was impressed with the way his two-year-old produced two sharp sprints in the run. "We bred this horse and I've always had an opinion of him and on what he did tonight I'm inclined to let him have a crack at the Dandy Patch next week," said owner-trainer-breeder Wayne Campbell. Driver Grant Hodges also was impressed with the speed Ken Two Stars showed during the race. "His first two runs were good and tonight he was well placed to get a win and he never let us down," Hodges said. "He's got a real good turn of foot and to be able to use that twice in the race suggests to me that he could measure up against some of the better ones," he said. Ken Two Stars settled last in the field of four but when the leader Striker Jim (Guy Allen) slowed the tempo Hodges sent his charge around the field to take control. The Barrie Rattray-trained first-starter Kvitova Leis settled third but was the first off the fence to face the breeze and she moved alongside the leader halfway down the back straight the last time. But just when Kvitova Leis looked likely to throw down the gauntlet to the leader Ken Two Stars slipped into another gear and rattled off a last quarter in 27.7 that gave nothing else a chance of overhauling him. Ken Two Stars hit the line 3.3 metres clear of Kvitova Leis with Striker Jim 6-1/2 metres away third while Beena Regal finished last and about 34 metres from the winner after galloping twice in the run. Peter Staples

When well-bred harness racing pacer Boltnmach debuted with a very disappointing performance two years ago to finish over 30 metres from the winner his trainer Justin Campbell was in two minds about continuing with the son of Mach Three. But two years on the gelding has more than paid his way and at UBET Park Hobart last night he notched his sixth win to take his career earnings to almost $50,000. Boltnmach was dropping back sharply in grade having been delivering honest performances in C3-C4 events so Campbell was expecting him to improve dropping back to a C1 event courtesy of a claim for novice driver Adrian Collins. The well-backed Bobby Jo ($4.50) led from gate three and while Boltnmach ($4 into $2.30) was forced to race three-wide for the first 600 metres Collins eventually urged his charge forward to face the breeze. The leader set only a modest tempo so Boltnmach wasn't forced to expend too much energy in the run. When Collins called on his charge to extend near the home turn he sped clear and had enough in hand to stave off a late challenge from Tango Terrific ($10) that failed by a short half-head with Thatswhatshesaid ($5) a closing third. "I was fairly confident he would win tonight because he was dropping back considerably in class and his form going into the race was very good," Campbell said. "He isn't a difficult horse to train but sometimes he can be a bit of a pig on the training track and that was the case this week but usually when he's in that sort of mood at home he races really well so I told a few people to have something on him tonight." "Adrian (Collins) did a good job by letting him roll to the death and I thought the horse toughed it out well when the runner-up came at him," he said. Peter Staples

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