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In the game of cricket, batsmen discuss reaching the 'nervous nineties' and being weighed down with pressure to reach their century. The period a batsman can spend only a few runs short of that milestone can feel like hours and when dismissed just short, the disappointment for the sportsman can be quite apparent. The same can be said for harness trainers and chasing 100 winners in a season. Riverina trainer Shaun Snudden has been close in the past two seasons but has fallen agonisingly short. On both occasions Snudden reached 97 winners Australia wide but when he trained his 100th winner for the season at Albury on Friday afternoon, the relief was evident. "Finally I did it, I had been that close the past two years and to get 100 winners in a season is quite an achievement considering a lot of my horses come from other stables," Snudden said. "I have 27 horses in work at the moment so it is a big operation, most stables normally get smaller during the winter months but mine tends to get bigger because I pick up horses from trainers that don't want to work them during the colder months." Classiemahon's victory in the ninth race at Albury on Friday was Snudden's 100th winner for the season and he was happy the son of Jeremes Jet got him to the milestone. "Classiemahon has been a great horse for the stable, the win on Friday was his tenth since joining the team and his results have given me great pleasure. "I have had a lot of good moments during the current season but there are a few that I won't forget including having my first Gr. 1 runner when Somelovesomewhere qualified for the Breeders Challenge final at Menangle and when Tim Tetrick drove a winner for me during the World Driving Championships." Snudden is one of the few leading trainers in NSW to have no family link to the sport of harness racing prior to his involvement. "I am basically self taught, I had an embroidery business that I ended up doing out of my house so I could spend more time with the horses but after about six or seven years I decided to go full-time with the horses and I am happy I did. "I do train my horses differently and I have had to refine my techniques because I do all of my work on the sand but I do what suits my horses and the results have been good." After being so close in the past Snudden admitted he thought 100 winners may never be a realistic target. "At the start of the season I didn't think I would be able to get there but about halfway through the year I realised I was right on target and to get there with more than a month to go in the season is great." Snudden is currently fourth on the NSW Trainers Premiership with 95 behind Shane Tritton, Steve Turnbull and Kerryann Turner and has now set his sights on training 100 NSW winners this season. Greg Hayes

As Classiemahon crossed the finish line for his seventh win for his current harness racing owners at Wagga on Saturday night, their thoughts were with the late Garry Burns.  It was Burns who selected Classiemahon (Jereme's Jet) for the syndicate late last year, but unfortunately he didn't get to see the latest win after passing away on Friday. Burns niche was finding a horse he thought had potential to improve and forming syndicates to race it.  The former bookmaker did it numerous times and mostly with success.  Proof of this were the results of horses he acquired, or owned, last week. Amanda Von (Ifihadyourluck), raced by the same syndicate, won at Penrith on Thursday night while his own mare, Shesa A Runa (Jereme's Jet), won the $30,000 VicBred final at Melton on Friday night. Syndicate manager Terry McMillan said it was Burns knowledge and keen eye that led to many members enjoying unequalled success in harness racing. "Garry selected all of the horses he thought could improve and these last two have won a fair few races," he said. "Amanda Von has been really good for us and Classiemahon has won seven from 18 since we bought him." Trainer Shaun Snudden has got the best from Classiemahon who has also been placed six times from his 18 starts with the stable.  Reinsman Corey Bell found the lead on the short priced favourite who sprinted fast from the 400 metres and held on for a comfortable win. It was a big night for the leading combination with a treble as East Emperor (Modern Art) and Somelovesomewhere (Somebeachsomewhere) were also successful.  East Emperor has won three races for owners Jody Ward and Mel Young, while Somelovesomewhere has claimed four victories and been a model of consistency for the Pellow family.  Snudden is closing in on 100 wins in the season for the first time after finishing in the 90s in recent years. Meanwhile, trainer-driver Mark Hewitt landed a double with track specialist Kenny Trickem (Stonebridge Regal) and two-year-old Jumping Jack Jimmy (Modern Art).  Kenny Trickem's past three wins have been at Wagga, while Jumping Jack Jimmy will push on to this week's Breeders Challenge semi-finals. "He wanted to switch off a bit at the end. It's good to see him win a race before the semis," Hewitt said. "Kenny Trickem loves racing here and his three wins have all been similar coming off the speed with a strong finish." by Graeme White

After a track record performance at the harness racing meeting at Young by Barriettas Bliss last November, Riverina trainer Shaun Snudden could have been excused for dreaming about feature race success with the talented mare.    It was her second track record in the space of three runs but there were major concerns she may never race again after seemingly breaking down soon after the Young event.   “After the win at Young Barriettas Bliss couldn’t walk, we took her home and had the vet look at her and nothing could be found that was structurally wrong,” said Snudden.   “We even took her down to Shepparton to have the dye put through her to see if anything would show up on a scan but again it revealed nothing so I decided to give her a spell and there has been no dramas since, all we can think is that she must have pinched a nerve.”   Barriettas Bliss brought up her first win since the Young victory at Dubbo on Wednesday night when she won a heat of the Red Ochre Mares Classic.   “It was only her third run back, she has been getting fitter with each run and this looked a really good series for her so I was very pleased to see her win the heat.   “It is a really even series this year, there are a number of chances in the final and it is going to be harder for Barriettas Bliss on Sunday because it will be a full field and she will draw poorly because of her assessment.”   Snudden confirmed Barriettas Bliss would not be overtaxed in the lead up to Sunday’s $30,000 final.   “We brought her home and it is four and a half hours each way from my place to Dubbo so she has spent nine hours in the float on Wednesday."    "She will spend Thursday and Friday in the paddock and I will give her a light jog on Saturday morning."   “She’s very versatile, she can do a bit of work in her races but she is fast too so Corey (Bell driver) will have a couple of options and can drive her as required.”   Bell received praise from Snudden after the heat win.   “Corey does a very good job, I think that win was his 60th for the season which is a really good effort.”   Snudden has qualified a runner for the Red Ochre Mares Classic previously.  Victoria May finished unplaced in 2013 but was unlucky after racing on the pegs and failed to get a clear run in the straight.   “Victoria May got held up a couple of years ago in the final but the Red Ochre is that sort of race because it always attracts some very nice mares and you need your fair share of luck."   “Barriettas Bliss is different to Victoria May because she can be driven a little bit more aggressively and doesn’t have to be saved up for the last shot at them.”   The Red Ochre Mares Classic is race six at Dubbo on Sunday afternoon and will begin at 3:54pm.   Greg Hayes - Harness Racing New South Wales

Wednesday 11th February 2015 - Leading harness racing trainer Shaun Snudden and stable driver Corey Bell set new personal bests with four winners at Wagga on Tuesday night. Snudden had previously trained several trebles, while for Bell it was the highlight of his fledgling driving career. The stable won the first three races with Classiemahon, Riseandriseagain and Northern Line before making it four with Cams Victories in race five. "I have had a fair few trebles, but this is the first time I have had four," Snudden said. "I thought the six horses were all winning hopes. Sometimes you think you have three or four winning chances but tonight the six were all in races they could win." Snudden's other two runners, Jiven Jerry and Whisper Away, also started favourite but finished out of a placing. With less than six months of the season complete, Snudden has brought up 50 winners and has many more race meetings ahead. "I have 28 horses in work and trying to place them all where they can be competitive is a job in itself," he said. "We have Parkes (Wednesday night), Cobram and then Leeton on Friday so there is plenty of racing to keep you busy." The combination's six starters all ran as favourites with Snudden pleased to finish with four. "You need the right horses and a bit of luck," he said. Riseandriseagain is building a strong record for owner Brendon Webb with six wins and as many placings from 17 starts. The four-year-old previously raced in Sydney with two other trainers before finding his way to Snudden at Narrandera. His time of 1.57.5 seconds for the 1755 metres compares favourably with the track record of 1.56.6. Classiemahon is raced in the same interests as consistent mare Amanda Von and has won three times for his new owners. The gelding had to do it tough racing three wide from the 1000 metres. Greg Hayes

Friday night’s Yirribee Stud Wagga harness racing meeting is expected to be a grand affair, with more races on the program than ever before. The meeting will see an increase of almost 50 horses and three races to the corresponding date last year. Two $8000 races, plus the bonus of free stallion services to Million Dollar Cam (2), Lombo Pocket Watch (2) and Caribbean Blaster (1), have also add extra depth and quality to the meeting. “Last year, a number of the fields were only small in number with seven and eight runners, but there are full fields with reserves in most races on Friday,” club chief executive Graeme White said. “There is $64,000 in prize money, plus the stallion services for five of the races are worth an additional $13,750. “The number of horses racing in the region at present has stayed far higher than previous years which is reflected in Friday night’s fields.” The feature races are the Ian Walsh Memorial and Lombo La Fe Fe Stakes, which are worth $8000. Leading Riverina trainer Shaun Snudden will have dual representation in the Ian Walsh Memorial in the shape recent Wagga winners Horizon Guy and Upsy Daisy. The state’s top trainer Steve Turnbull and his reinswoman-daughter Amanda will make the trip with Lagoon Stride, which has drawn well in barrier three. On her first night of race driving, Ellen Bartley will partner Its Girl Power from an inside draw. The in-form Timely Loch for Norm Diebert junior and the talented Live Christian add to the quality line-up. The Lombo La Fe Fe Stakes - for fillies and mares - is also an intriguing affair with Areyoutalkingtome shooting for three straight wins for trainer Kim Hillier. HRNSW Media

There has been no shortage of races and horses in the Riverina this season with a further 12 races at Wagga on Friday an equal record high for the club. With only one meeting in the Riverina this week, Wagga received overwhelming response with the program running for six hours and starting just prior to noon. It's the second time Wagga has held 12 races and follows on from similar large programs at Young in recent meetings. The meeting will be highlighted by two heats of the Menangle Where Country Horses Fly series which are both worth $10,000. "Harness Racing New South Wales approved the additional races otherwise too many horses would have missed out on a start," Wagga chief executive Graeme White said. "It's important all horses are able to race otherwise owners turn their horses out through frustration of not gaining a start - that then impacts on your fields sizes for months later." White said there would be some doubling up of race day stalls between trainers with horses in early and late races, but this was unavoidable due to the large numbers. Leading trainer Shaun Snudden said it was pleasing to see additional races especially with the higher graded races also attracting a field of eight. "You can't afford to be balloting out a lot of horses especially at this time of the year when it's normally a little quieter for horses," he said. Snudden will start eight horses and will swap his own colours for those of the late Shelton Smith with his two horses, Gesturestar and Starzzz In Order. "They have a good following those two horses and hopefully they can win for the family,:" Snudden said. Shelton Smith passed away on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. Meanwhile, Wagga is working towards the end of an 11 week straight racing sequence which will draw to a close on July 4. The club's next feature meeting is on Friday night, June 27, when the Norm Johnson Memorial for three-year-olds will be held. There will also be bonuses on all races for Standardbred Owners Association members. Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |

The Gunbower Harness Racing Club held a compact eight event meeting at Echuca on Tuesday December 17. Kyabram trainer Mick Blackmore combined with Bendigo based Scott Dyer to land the opening race on the program - the Gunbower Electrical 3-Y-0 Pace over 1755 metres with Sutter Hanover/Grace Anatomy gelding Sutter Man. Beginning best from gate two, Sutter Man led throughout to score by a half neck in a rate of 2-01.2 from Glen Alpine Drive along the sprint lane after trailing from gate three, with Billy Mack third after following the pair. Orrvale trainer Steven Duffy's quality McArdle/Nuclearaccelerator four year old gelding Almost El Eagle notched up his 13th victory in 30 outings, when victorious in the Northern Herd Development Pace Final for C1 class over 1755 metres which qualified in the heats held at the Wangaratta fixture at Shepparton on December 8. Driven once again by Greg Sugars, Almost El Eagle from inside the second row was given a sweet passage trailing the well support pole line leader Khaleesi, before using the sprint lane to gain the day by 5.2 metres in advance of Sicilian Slumber (one/two) and Forever Arma which raced in the open. The mile rate 1-59. Campbells Forest husband and wife Greg and Julie Ryan were successful with 4-Y-0 Live Or Die/Princess Kiara gelding Bronco Apache in the James Godden Designer Tanks Pace for C0 class over 1755 metres in a rate of 2-02.4. Bred by the pair and driven by Nathan Jack, Bronco Apache was trapped four wide from outside the front line as the starter released the field, with Jack angling to be three back in the moving line as In Jet Spirit retained the front running from the pole. Not happy with the tempo, Bronco Apache was sent forward to park outside the leader racing for the bell, allowing Jack to dictate the terms for the final circuit. Surging clear prior to the home turn, Bronco Apache won as he pleased, cruising to the wire 8.7 metres clear of Direct Art along the sprint lane off the back of the leader, with Warrior Mac (one/one last lap) third. Narrandera's Shaun Snudden loves coming to Echuca and has a pretty good record on the track, adding another winner to his tally there when tough 4-Y-0 On The Attack/Dainty Lea gelding Brown Rice snared the Mawsons Pace Final for C0 class over 2160 metres which qualified at the Wangaratta meeting. Driven by the stable's Paul Diebert, Brown Rice after starting from the extreme draw settled at the tail of the field, with the almost unbackable favourite Major Meggs leading from the pole. Set alight mid-field to park outside the pacemaker, Brown Rice was able to drop to the back of Major Meggs approaching the home turn as Scott Stewart kicked away. Asked for a supreme effort on straightening, Brown Rice showed a "never give in" attitude to wear down the leader and score by a half head in a rate of 2-00.7, with Miss Tanami running on late from the rear to finish third 17.3 metres away. Jot down the name Amanda Turnbull as a reinsperson to follow as she is likely to be based in Victoria after joining a partnership with Nathan Jack. Amanda was successful aboard Marong trainer Trevor Patching's 8-Y-0 Safely Kept/Westmoor Elegance gelding Sherpa Star in the Joe Newitt's Service Centre Pace for C1 class over 1755 metres. Breaking his duck at start number eleven at the last Echuca meeting, Sherpa Star from the pole repeated the dose on this occasion after a cosy trip three back the markers from the pole as Lerrad Maharg led out before handing over to the heavily supported Mrs Devine a former NSW mare having her first outing in Victoria for Dylan Marshall. Extricated into the clear on the home turn, Sherpa Star finished strongly to defeat Goldiedomic (one/one at bell) through the centre by a half head in 2-00.3, with Look At Russo close up in third place after racing in the open from the bell. Nyah trainer Malcolm O'Bree is no stranger to Echuca meetings and landed the Steve Oliver Plumbing & Gas Pace for C2 & C3 class over 2160 metres with Cashisking, a five year old gelded son of Falcon Seelster and Better Motoring who has done most of his racing north of the border. Taking a concession for Melton based Zac Phillips, Cashisking led throughout from gate two, accounting for Hezfullarunning which shadowed him throughout. Border Patrol finished third off a three wide trail last lap. The mile rate 2-04.2. Yanco trainer Kim Hillier was successful with 4-Y-0 Dream Away/InThe Corner gelding Street Meets in the Brian & Lyn Wills Santa Claus Pace for C4 & C5 class over 2160 metres. Beginning on equal terms with both Double Happy and Gangster Boy inside him, Street Meets was eased to take a one/one trail on the back of Gangster Boy. Becoming pocketed at the bell as the favourite Quadentate moved forward three wide, Blake Jones angled Street Meets into the clear three wide on the final bend and he ran on best to nose out a game Gangster Boy in a mile rate of 2-01.3. Life Of Ted used the sprint lane off the back of the leader to finish third a head away. Bet Bet (Swan Hill) breeder/part-owner/trainer Greg Fleming was in the winners stall at Echuca, when 4-Y-0 Totally Ruthless/Tiny Gigi gelding Oils Jay Bee broke his maiden status in the Gunbower Committee Pace for C0 class over 1755 metres. Driven by Ararat's Michael Bellman, Oils Jay Bee making his 15th race appearance began swiftly from outside the second line to lob one/one trailing Fiddlers Lane, with Kim Hillier's Reckless Valour burning away from outside the front row to lead. Sent forward three wide along the back straight on the final occasion, Oils Jay Bee proved too strong at the business end of proceedings to register a 15.9 metre margin over Kiss ToLive(one/two) and Say Cheese from last in a mile rate of 2-00.4. By Len Baker                                

Riverina trainer Shaun Snudden is hoping to win this Sunday's Griffith Cup with talented mare Victoria May after recording a sizzling 1:51.7 victory at Tabcorp Park Menangle last start. The meeting is part of the successful Carnival Of Cups circuit promoted by HRNSW and will also feature the first trackside concert by Cups Ambassador and Country singer Adam Brand. "The way the Carnival Of Cups are set up means there are a number of meetings around the Riverina and it is a great concept for the country trainers because it allows us to race for the better prizemoney," Snudden said. "Having the concerts in conjunction with the meetings attracts more people and it really gives those tracks a great atmosphere, Sunday at Griffith is going to be good day and if Victoria May won the Cup it would make it even better," Victoria May is now a C8 pacer but with a junior driver concession and her mares' allowance she gets into the C3-C6 $10,000 feature. "It is a race I thought would suit her after that win at Menangle last start and she will be well graded against the opposition." "The win at Menangle was the highlight of my training career, I was really happy to win a race in town, I've been up there a few times and drawn poorly but to see her fire out of the gate and lead throughout in that time was pretty special." A number of the owners of Victoria May are enjoying their first taste of harness racing and Snudden is hoping her success will encourage them to get involved again. "There is a group of about seven that race her and most of them are from Victoria near Swan Hill, four or five of them are first time owners and to win a race at Menangle has been a bit of a buzz for them." "A Griffith Cup victory on Sunday would add to their excitement, I'm going to take a pretty big team over, I raced at Griffith's meeting on Melbourne Cup day and I had a few qualify for some of the other finals this weekend so I'm looking forward to it." Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |

Wagga company Ausmet Roofing has won naming rights to next year's Wagga Pacers Cup following Saturday's night awards and sponsors function. Business owner Warwick Hay is a relatively new comer to harness racing and is a part-owner of consistent filly Grace Artois which is the first pacer he has raced. It's only the second year Ausmet Roofing has been involved in the sponsor's draw with the company to back the Cup on Saturday night, March 8. "It's a real surprise to win. I haven't been involved for too long so it's a bit of a shock," Hay said. The other feature races at the cup night meeting were taken out by Cottontail Winery & Restaurant (Wagga Derby) and Esec Systems (Wagga Oaks). Pat’s Tyres & More won naming rights to the inaugural Rising Stars 2yo, while Signs Plus will back the Christmas Cup on December 20. Meanwhile, the feature award on the night was taken out by champion filly Frith who was named the Riverina and Southwest pacer of the year for the second consecutive season. Frith won four Group 1 races and just under $500,000 prizemoney for the season beaten only once when second in 16 starts. Her trainer Bruce Harpley said it was a memorable season which would never be bettered. “The win in the Western Australia Oaks was something else then she kept it going to win her final race of the season in Victoria,” he said. Wagga owners Dennis and Jo Howe took home two awards courtesy of their Group One winning filly Distant Memory. The two-year-old was named Riverina juvenile of the year while the NWSW Owners Association award was also presented to them. Narrandera trainer Shaun Snudden claimed his first Riverina premiership with close to 100 winners for the season and he also took home the Wagga trainer of the year title. His stable driver Paul Diebert was named the young driver of the year and also finished second in the Riverina premiership behind Blake Jones. For his part, Jones won two awards – the Riverina and Wagga premierships – after a record season with 69 winners alone in the Riverina. “I had close to 100 wins so it was a very good season,” Jones said. The Wagga pacer of the year was claimed by Cousin Dupreez who hardly missed a place and also finished second in the state-wide Carnival of Cups series. The local premierships were taken out by trainer Paul Kahlefeldt and reinsman Adam Jenkins. Leeton trainer Kim Hillier’s record breaking season won her the Special Achievement award. More than 120 guests attended the night where illusionist Jonas Jost kept the crowd entertained with his spectacular magic show. Harness Racing New South Wales

Wagga will host its final meeting of the 2012-13 season on Friday with a massive 12 race program. The premierships have been decided with Narrandera trainer Shaun Snudden in front from Kim Hillier, while Blake Jones will finish ahead of Paul Diebert in the driver's title. Since resuming from a disqualification, Jackson Painting has figured strongly at Wagga and will finish third in both awards. The local trainer award will go to Paul Kahlefeldt, while Adam Jenkiins is the top local reinsman. The Wagga pacer of the year title has been won by Cousin Dupreez who hit the front earlier this month. The awards will be presented at the Wagga RSL Club on Saturday night, September 7. Champion filly Frith will also be recognised with her second consecutive Southwest and Riverina pacer of the year award, while Distant Memory was the leading juvenile performer. World class magician Jonas Jost will perform his amazing show at the sponsors and awards evening. The announcement of the successful tenders for services to Empire Stallion pair Blissful Hall and Village Jolt will also be announced. Tenders will close next Friday. PREMIERSHIPS Trainers Shaun Snudden 162 Kim Hillier 125 Jackson Painting 104 Paul Kahlefeldt 100 Michael Hardy 41 Drivers Blake Jones 159 Paul Diebert 131 Jackson Painting114 Adam Jenkins 76 Michael Hardy 41 Nancy O'Grady || Harness Racing New South Wales |  

Echuca on the Campaspe River close to the Victorian/N-S-W border, held a neat eight event harness racing card on Tuesday August 6, with border hoppers Kenmor Albertina and Victoria May both saluting the judge. Kenmor Albertina a 4-Y-0 gelded son of Artiscape and Sky Hy trained at Narrandera by David Kennedy was successful in the Carmel Ryan Memorial Pace for C1 class over the sprint trip of 1755 metres. Driven by Shepparton's Nathan Jack, Kenmor Albertina settled three back in the moving line from gate two on the second line, with The Numbers Man leading from gate three. Despite being pushed wide in the final circuit by Earls Reign (one/one) inside him, Kenmore Albertina proved too strong over the concluding stages for Earls Reign in a rate of 2-00 even, scoring by 1.9 metres, with Hezupnabout (three back the markers) using the sprint lane for third. Four year old Holmes Hanover/Ides Of May mare Victoria May also trained at Narrandera by Shaun Snudden snared the Christies Welding Pace for C4 & C5 class over 2160 metres in a mile rate of 2-00.1. Taking a concession for stable "apprentice" Paul Diebert, Victoria May came out running from gate two, safely holding out Hellovanite (gate four) which issued a serious challenge. Even though she was inclined to over race after being revved up early, Victoria May kicked clear on straightening to record a 5.9 metre victory in advance of the Elmore mare Madam Altissimo which trailed using the sprint lane to no avail, with Donoson first up for 12 months running home late from near last for third. Nagambie's Chris Lang notched up yet another winner in the trotting ranks when 4-Y-0 Kadabra/Kyvalley Diva gelding Kyvalley Rap scored in the Peats Office Equipment Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2530 metres. With Chris in the sulky, Kyvalley Rap starting from inside the 10 metre mark, possied three back along the markers, before moving to trail the leader Dabbsey when Family Decision galloped. Coming away from the inside on the final bend, Kyvalley Rap quickly put the race away to record a 14.6 metre victory in 2-07.2 from Dabbsey which battled on well to hold off a death-seating Sans Frontiere. Ballarat trainer Craig Knowles combined with Greg Sugars aboard 4-Y-0 Modern /ArtHitch To Fitch mare Modern Hitch to land the Awards Night September 21 Vicbred Pace for C1 class over 2160 metres, leading throughout to comfortably defy all challengers, accounting for A Chance Taken which trailed and Longtan Tigerman which followed the pair in a mile rate of 2-05.1. Orrvale (Goulburn Valley) trainer Steven Duffy also used the services of Greg Sugars to capture the Echuca Moama Storage 2-Y-0 Pace over 1755 metres with Safari/Delldale gelding Hooper Road which was making his second appearance at the races. Settling at the tail of the field after starting from the extreme draw, Hooper Road gained a lovely three wide trail home in the last lap following the well supported Sutter Man which quickly moved outside the leader Macworthy on debut approaching the home turn. Joining Sutter Man on turning, Hooper Road wasn't knocked around in winning by a neck, with Macworthy holding down third. The mile rate 2-01.2.  Undera (G-V) trainer Glenn Freeman has revitalized 8-Y-0 Panorama/Lady Bye Bye stallion Goforzoe airborne at present, resulting in an all of the way victory from the pole in the Moama Bowling Club Pace for C2 & C3 class over 2160 metres. Driven by Daryl Douglas, Goforzoe was allowed to bowl along at his leisure with the well supported Charlotte Two (gate four) caught in the open. Still travelling on the final bend, Goforzoe never looked like being beaten, coasting to the wire 4.3 metres in advance of Charlotte Two and Hes Real from last in a rate of 2-02.6. Union Guy/Velcro gelding Whos That Guy landed the Like Us On Facebook 3-Y-0 Pace over 1755 metres from gate three in almost identical fashion, giving Daryl Douglas a driving double. Given his head approaching the final bend, Whos That Guy trained at St Arnaud by Leon Clohesy bounded away to score by 7.2 metres in a rate of 2-02 from Del Rosario (three back the markers) and a death-seating Black Jasmin. Corowa trainer John Low joined forces with Nathan Jack to land the Follow Us On Twitter Pace for C0 class over 1755 metres with 4-Y-0 Precious Bunny/Yeronga Quicksilver mare Bunny Rapid in a rate of 2-01.9. Settling mid-field in the moving line from gate four on the second row, Bunny Rapid sprinted with a wing on every foot in the final circuit to lead on turning, defeating the pacemaker Nolagalile and Artois Stone which faced the breeze. Len Baker Len Baker 03 9307 5265 0401 679 745  

Narrandera harness racing trainer Shaun Snudden is running fifth on the NSW Trainers' Premiership and is hoping to add to his season tally of winners on Saturday night when he travels to Tabcorp Park Menangle. Snudden has two runners engaged and believes his best chance is the lightly raced four year old Northern Line which will compete in race six.

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