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Two new names were not only added to an illustrious honour roll of the Hobart Sweepstakes, but two names were also written onto the two-year-old age track records. Rocknovertime produced a mammoth performance to score in the Colts and Geldings Final to give trainer Paul Hill his eighth win across both sex divisions of the Sweepstakes. Hill, who is dubbed “King of the Kids” given his terrific record in juvenile races in the Apple Isle said to tasracing.com.au before the race that he was concerned about drawing barrier five on the second row over the mile trip and that the pacer would have to go 1:57 to win. Well, the pacer had to go a fraction quicker and was forced to lead up the three-wide line from the 1100 metres to score in 1m 56.9s to record a 1.7 metre win over the early leader Lancelot with Stormy Sanz who raced outside the leader 13.8 metres away third, with both of those pacers involved in an early speed burn which saw the race ran in quarters of 28.5s, 30.7s, 28.8s and 28.8s. The time for the mile took 0.9s of the previous age record in Hobart, which was held by Hillview Jake, also trained by Hill, when winning the 2015 Sweepstakes Final. “If you said to me before the race that the leader would go 1:56 and he (Rocknovertime) has got come from barrier 13 and be three-wide most the of the race, then you wouldn’t think he would win,” Hillier said after the race. “He tries hard and has got plenty of ability,” added the reinsman who said he would be “bashing the door down” to drive the pacer in the Group 2 Dandy Patch with heats of that series in Hobart on Sunday week over the 2090-metre trip. It was Rohan Hillier’s first win in the race since 2008 when he trained and drove Shez Ryleymak to victory. He also trained Ticket Flow in 1998. In the Fillies Final, Melnrowley equalled the Two-year-old fillies track record when she led all the way in 1m 58.4s, equalling the Two-Year-Old Fillies Track Record with Karalta Moondance who recorded the same time in 2018. From barrier four, reinsman Gareth Rattray took the pacer to the lead in a 28.9s opening quarter and was kept honest during a 30.4s second quarter before running home in 30.5s and 28.5s for a time of 1m 58.4s to record a five-metre victory over Stepping Stones with Magic Pebbles a further 14 metres away third. It was the first Sweepstakes win for trainer Craig Hayes and he was pleased with the result. “I’m very happy with her, when they went quick early and then Ray Pullen (driver of Most Perfect Major) came just when Gareth (Rattray) was trying to get a breather down the straight I was a little bit concerned but she is a strong filly and that is her biggest asset,” Hayes said after the win. The Heston Blue Chip filly will have two more runs for this campaign in the heats and final of the $50,000 Group 2 Evicus, with the heats to be held in Hobart on Sunday week. Hayes is based at Stowport on the states north-west coast and the trip to Hobart generally takes 3 3/4 hours (one way), one of the longest commutes in Tasmanian harness racing. “It generally does take a bit out of the young ones but with this filly the travel doesn’t seem to affect her,” said Hayes. “We are lucky this season with these feature races being held later in the year, they are a little bit older and the weather is better and it all helps, the couple of months from June and July is a big difference,” Hayes said, with many trainers echoing those sentiments. The win was the fifth for driver Gareth Rattray across the two divisions.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

One of Australia’s harness racing legends Destreos has officially been retired. Destreos has ended his career as a 16-year-old having started 486 times for what is clearly an Australasian record. Destreos (Astreos-Melvin’s Speed) spent most of his racing life in Queensland where he became a local hero, contesting races against some of the best of an era, but none could match his durability. Destreos never reached the heights of some of Australia’s superstars such as Blacks A Fake, Beautide, Smoken Up and Im Themightyquinn, to name a few, but he was a star in his own right. Affectionately known as Dexter, the gelding’s most prestigious win was a Group 3 Be Good Johnny Stakes in 2012, but he placed in other Group events during his 14-year racing career. He shared partnerships with many drivers but none more so than Queensland’s ace reinswoman Kelli Dawson who won 57 races aboard the gelding, of which 54 were at Albion Park. Destreos arrived in Tasmania in August 2017 having already notched 96 wins and he settled into his new digs at Flowery Gully in the north of the state where Tasmanian-born trainer Ken Rattray and his life partner and Destreos’ owner Sally Stingel decided to set up shop and prepare for retirement. Destreos attracted plenty of media attention as he edged his way closer to the ultimate milestone of 100 wins. There wasn’t a racing media outlet in Australia and New Zealand that didn’t record Destreos’ 100th win and that eventuated in Devonport in April 2018. “To win 100 races with the same horse is an almighty effort because it takes plenty of determination and courage to reach that mark and Destreos had those attributes and much more,” Rattray said after Destreos notched win 100. In notching his 100th win he joined Paleface Adios and Cane Smoke as the only pacers in the Southern Hemisphere to win more than 100 races. Cane Smoke holds the record of 120 victories while Paleface Adios won 108 times. Destreos won again in March last year but wins eluded him until he was sent for a spell after finishing well down the track in the TTC Elite at Elwick in late February. Destreos loved to race and keeping him sidelined in a paddock, when he was fit a healthy enough to race, was nye on impossible but no doubt he gave his first indication that his legs may have had enough and Rattray and Stingel did not hesitate in retiring their legend. Destreos notched 101 wins and 140 minor placings from 486 starts during his 13-year racing career for $828,369 in stakes.   Peter Staples for Tasracing

Tasmanian record holder Call Me Hector on Sunday night added the Launceston track record to his resume when he led all the way to score in the Impress Print Free For All. Call Me Hector stopped the clock in 1m 59.37s which represented a mile rate of 1m 54.34s for the 1680-metre trip to claim the record, the gelded son of Art Major also holds the Hobart record of 1m 54.3s. From barrier four trainer-driver Matthew Cooper took the $4.40 elect straight to the lead and after a lead time of 5.22s before quarters of 29.56s, 29.22s, 28.02s, 27.35s. “It is a huge thrill to claim another track record,” said Cooper post-race. “I thought if I could ease off for just one quarter that I would just let him go, and when I pulled the plugs at the 400 I knew nothing would beat him,” added the Oatlands based trainer-driver. Punters sent out Ignatius as the $1.45 favourite, but the pacer who was the sole runner on the second row settled three-back along the marker pegs before working into the clear around the home corner to finish 8.6 metres away fourth. “I read an article on the Tasracing website that Todd (Rattray, trainer-driver of Ignatius) thought he was a bit fat and needed the run, so I thought if I was going to beat Ignatius then tonight was the night,” explained Cooper. Cooper also made some gear changes by removing the lugging pole and block blinds. “When he beat Ryley Major (last start) he wanted to hang up the track, so I decided to leave the pole off him at home and he was alright and I took him to the trials and he went absolutely super, so I thought maybe this is the go,” said Cooper. “There is no more miles for him this year, I don’t understand their programming. “Anyway, we will go to the Show Cup in two weeks,” added the trainer-driver The Show Cup is a standing start event and Call Me Hector’s standing start manners have let him down significantly in the past. It was a slick time to start the card with Bridwood Bella keeping her unbeaten record intact after two starts. The Rohan Hadley-trained pacer claimed the state record for a two-year-old filly of 1m 57.0s when winning on debut and was just outside of that time last night when running 1m 57.7s where she raced outside the leader from her second-row draw to score by 18 metres. The filly was driven by Conor Crook who drove a treble on the card with Lake Eyre and Pockets Of Courage. One of the biggest winning margins in the state for some time was recorded in the final race of the night when Devil Of Tyne scored by 42.9 metres in a rating 51 to 55 event.   by Duncan Dornauf

Two-year-old filly Melnrowley is on track for the $20,000 Sweepstakes Fillies Final on 27 September after an all the way win in Sunday night’s prelude in Hobart. The Craig Hayes-trained pacer was taken straight to the lead from her outside of the front row draw by her driver Gareth Rattray where she dictated affairs to score untroubled. The winning margin was 7.9 metres over debutante Living On Prare with Magic Pebbles a further 1.2 metres away third with the fillies covering the mile trip 2m 2.2s with a slick last quarter of 27.7s, naturally, Hayes was wrapped with the win. “She is a strong filly and only does what she has to do,” he said. Hayes original plans for driver Gareth Rattray was to work forward and to see what happened but when the trainer arrived on track and felt the strong wind that had descended, he did have his slight reservations but his versatile filly was still able to burn the candle at both ends of the race. “She is a pretty good filly and I have had a fair opinion of her all along, she can sit up, she can do a bit of work and she has a bit of speed,” explained the trainer. As is the case in mile events, barrier draws are vital, particularly in juvenile racing and that will again be the case for the $20,000 final on 27 September. “If she gets a draw, she will be hard to beat but there is not much between three or four of them so whoever draws best will be hard to beat,” Hayes said. Melnrowley is by Heston Blue Chip and is out of one of Hayes former mares that he trained in Tania Maree who won nine of 16 starts. Two heats of the colts and gelding’s division of the Sweepstakes were also held on Sunday night, also over the mile trip. Like Melnrowley, Stormy Sanz burned the candle at both ends to lead all the way for driver John Walters and trainer Kent Rattray and score in the opening heat to defeat Lancelot and Agouda Ruler in 1m 59.4s. It wouldn’t be a two-year-old feature event without a strong presence from the Paul Hill stable and in this year’s colts and geldings final his stable will have two contenders including Rocknovertime who led all the way to win heat two by an impressive 17.7 metres in the quickest mile rate of the three two-year-old races of 1m 59.0s. Lets Go Bill and Longfellow filled the placings. In the David Medhurst Memorial, four-year-old mare Loch Ness Franco opened her winning account at her Australian debut leading for the final mile of the event to score untroubled by 20.1 metres in 2m 3.1s. Troy McDonald once again was the in-form driver of the meeting driving a treble on his birthday, scoring with Hezatoff, Punchinello and Tarleton Riley. Ben Yole prepared all three of those winners. McDonald was denied winning the Happy Birthday Troy McDonald Pace by the narrowest of margins when Kardesler scored a short-half head victory courtesy of a well-timed run by reinsman Charlie Castles. Castor Troy had to survive a protest to score in the Tasmanian Horse Transport Pace. It was the second win this week for the Ray Pullen-trained gelding who scored in Launceston on Wednesday night.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

It has been a busy week in Tasmania with harness racing held in Devonport on Sunday night before mid-week racing in Launceston on Wednesday night. Harness racing heads back to Hobart on Sunday night with the Sweepstakes series commencing. Two heats of the colts and geldings will be staged, while the fillies will contest a prelude ahead of the $20,000 finals on 27 September. The Stars Heath Szczypka – continued his good recent run when Reign Of Pain scored in the McKillop Insurance Brokers Discretionary on Wednesday night. The gelded son of Armbro Operative has now won 15-races and depending on his rating over the festive season he could be a contender for some country cups with his standing start manners. Kivik – won his second race at start five when he outstayed his rivals in the Find the LPC on Facebook Stakes. The gelded son of Courage Under Fire was well handled by Ben Parker who elected to lead up the three-wide line of the final lap to score in a last half mile of 57.1s. Rohan Hillier– walked away from Launceston with two winners. He put the polish on in-form pacer Lip Reader who was handled by stable foreman Conor Crook before Hillier provided a well-rated drive in front on the Michael Laugher-trained Christian Jaz. The Carrick Crew – the Mark Yole-trained and driven pacer Black Ops ended a run of placings when the eight-year-old entire won on Wednesday, coming from last. The next race was won by Carrick based driver Hannah Van Dongen on the Ray Pullen-trained Castor Troy and not to be outdone, Carrick based driver Adrian Collins rated Art Frenzy well in front to score for another Carrick local trainer, Craig Van Dongen. Ben Yole – trained six winners for the week, with four winners in Devonport and then a double in Launceston which was a relief for those that took the $1.12 to train two or more winners with an online bookmaker that offered a market on how many winners Yole would prepare on the card. Troy McDonald – teamed up with Ben Yole to drive a treble on Sunday in Devonport before winning the opening race on Wednesday aboard My Ultimate Romeo. Multiple Winners Devonport – Sunday evening Ben Yole – training quartet; Weerrook Harry, Amazing Daisy, Tarleton Riley and Proficient. Troy McDonald – driving treble; Weerrook Harry, Amazing Daisy and Tarleton Riley. Geoff Smith – training double; Aitutaki and Laid Back Kenny. Launceston – Wednesday evening Ben Yole – training double; My Ultimate Romeo and Island Rocknroll. Rohan Hillier – double; he trained Lip Reader and drove Christian Jazz. Calculated Sectional Standouts Quickest last halves (800m) from last week’s action. Devonport – Sunday evening Agouda Ruler 58.32s, Proficient 58.64sm Longfellow 58.89s, Laid Back Kenny 59.14s and Lets Go Bill 59.17s. Launceston – Wednesday evening Feel The Burn 56.25s, Castor Troy 56.40s, Kivik 56.50s, Monarkmac 56.52s and Hezatoff 56.57s. View all available Tasmanian Sectional Data by clicking here. Tasracing Official Price Devonport – Sunday evening Hit’s: Amazing Daisy $5.00 into $4.60 and Tarleton Riley $9.50 into $4.80. Defied The Drift: Weerrook Harry $4.80 out to $6.50, Laid Back Kenny $9.00 out to $15, Proficient $4.00 out to $5.00 and Agouda Ruler $2.80 out to $3.20. Missed: My Ultimate Major $8.50 into $5.00, Jigamaroo $5.00 into $4.20, Ozzie Major $8.00 into $5.50, Pink Ponder $10 into $6.50 and Somedan $2.70 into $2.10. Launceston – Wednesday evening Hit’s: My Ultimate Romeo $7.00 into $4.60, Lip Reader $1.75 into $1.40, Reign Of Pain $9.00 into $5.50, Defied The Drift: Kivik $2.60 out to $3.40, Castor Troy $6.50 out to $7.50, Art Frenzy $21 out to $51 and Christian Jaz $3.00 out to $4.40. Missed: My Ultimate Major $17 into $8.00, Royal Reactor $12 into $9.00, Gauci $14 into $7.00, Lord Stark $8.00 into $5.50, Live For Peace $12 into $7.00, Bettabrown Tiger $4.20 into $3.40, My Girl Pearl $7.00 into $6.00 and Our Percius $10 into $5.50. Races three and nine have been excluded due to the late scratchings of the early favourites. Trial File Devonport – Sunday evening Trial 1: A rating 35-59 trial was held with a field of three facing the starter over 1930 metres where three-year-old gelding Kivik led all the way to score by 1.7 metres over Capitallee and Jimmy Mischief in 2m 3.5s. The form has been strengthened by Kivik winning in Launceston on Wednesday night. Hobart – Monday evening Trial 1: The Rodney Ashwood-trained Ninefortwentythree led all the way to take out the first trial over 2090 metres. Driver Ricky Duggan allowed the gelded son of Heston Blue Chip to do his own thing out in the lead where he proved too good by 3.1 metres over Most Perfect Major who stuck to her task well, with Wee Rosie a further 23 metres away third in 2m 5.8s. Trial 2: Trainer Rodney Ashwood was in the winners stall again when Four Starzz Shark gelding Hughie Playboy who sat three-back along the marker pegs before running to the lead at the 500 metres to go on and score by 24 metres over Maxi Jolt and Iden Delight in 2m 7.1s for the 2090 metre trip. Trial 3: Looked to be a one-sided affair on paper with Call Me Hector rated at 112 taking on rating 57 pacer Donny In Paris. Hector went straight to the lead and after a lead time of 36.7s trainer-driver Matthew Copper then allowed the pacer to run quarters of 31.8s 29.4s, 27.5s and 28.7s to score by 37.6 metres in 1m 58.6s. Trial Replays You can view most trials since the resuming from the COVID break by clicking here. Week Ahead Sunday in Hobart, we see the two-year-old’s step out as the delayed 2020 Sweepstakes series commences. Two heats will be held of the colts and geldings division with the first heat set to be a great clash between Stormy Sanz who has won his last three, Franko Joe who was an impressive winner on debut, Agouda Ruler who has already won five races and last start Hobart winner Rocknroll Nitro. Heat Two sees last start winners Rocknovertime and Impulsive George go head to head also with last start winner Rocknovertime, professional placegetter Longfellow and Ninefortwentythree who has won three of his four trials. A prelude will be staged of the fillies division where Blue Bonnet winner Written In Silk has drawn barrier four on the second row in the mile event where a couple of highly raced fillies draw well to add some interest. The two $20,000 finals will be held on 27 September. Also, Sunday night sees the running of the David Medhurst Memorial for the three-year-old and above maidens. Former kiwi Loch Ness Franco makes her Australian debut after being placed in two of three starts in New Zealand’s South Island, the Changeover mare impressed recently when winning a Carrick Park trial on 29 August. Some Tasmanian pacers doing battle over the next few days at metropolitan venues include; Menangle – Saturday night Race 2 Horse 8 No Apachemee. Terang (Metro meeting) – Saturday night Race 6 Horse 3 Terryrama.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

He has been out of the winner’s circle for over a year, but 2019 Tasmania Cup winner Shelby Bromac will be looking to end the drought when harness racing reruns to Launceston for a rare Wednesday night fixture. The last win for the Bettors Delight gelding was in August 2019 when the pacer flew around Melton in 1m 55.2s and has since been transferred to the Magra stables of Juanita McKenzie where he has had five starts, including two placings at his last two outings. The most recent placing was behind Full Speed ahead and Ryley Major in Hobart on 30 August. On that occasion, the pacer settled behind the leader where he used the sprint lane to be defeated 3.2 metres in what was only a dash up the straight. Two starts ago Shelby Bromac raced outside the leader when running a brave second behind Scooterwillrev in a rating 75 to 84 event. “He is racing well, he is up there with them, he is probably not as good as Ryley Major but there is not many that are as good as him,” said trainer Juanita McKenzie ahead of Wednesday’s race. “He will go super tonight. Obviously Full Speed Ahead is going well and is the horse to beat,” explained the trainer. Wednesday night the pacer faces a 10-metre handicap in the 2200-metre standing start event with the in-form Full Speed Ahead facing a tough ask from the 20-metre back mark, his last two wins have both been when he has been able to lead. Concession reinsman Charlie Castles retains the drive on Shelby Bromac after partnering the pacer in his last two outings. Castles has been driving in good form of late with one win and four placings in his last 10 drives. “Charlie is a very good kid, I’m very impressed with the way he listens and the feedback he gives,” explained the trainer who has also booked him for the drive on Kardesler in the Great Northern Super Crisp Pace. “He has got a good draw, he shouldn’t be too far away,” said McKenzie. “He hasn’t had a lot of luck since he has been here, and when he has got luck he has won,” added the Magra based trainer. The American Ideal entire will start from barrier one, following the scratching in Kiavino Stride Kardesler finished sixth in Hobart last time out where he recorded the second quickest last half mile of the race in 57.08s on the Tasracing Calculated Sectionals. The first race Wednesday will be televised on Sky Racing 2 with the remainder of the card on Sky Racing 1. All races will be shown on Sky Racing Active and TasracingTV from 17:22.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing  

Leading trainer Ben Yole extended his lead for the state’s trainers title in Devonport on Sunday night winning four of the seven races, three of those victories coming with reinsman Troy McDonald in the sulky. Weerrook Harry was the first winner for the combination in the Jamie Costello Appreciation Pace. The gelded son of Artesian sat one-out one-back before finding the spot outside the leader at the 1200-metre mark and proved too strong for his rivals late by 19.6 metres in 2m 3.0s to give the pacer his eighth career victory, with four of those wins coming this season. Weerrook Harry lead home a training trifecta for Yole with My Ultimate Romeo and Coveffe Hustler filling the placings. Four-year-old mare Amazing Daisy (pictured) kept her unbeaten record in standing start races intact when the daughter of Roll With Joe scoring at her second outing behind the tapes in the Hardings Hotmix Pace. Stepping away safely from outside of the front row, the mare settled one-out and one-back in the 2286-metre event before sweeping to the lead at the top of the home straight to score by a half-neck over Lake Eyre in a slow last section of 32.4s. In the John McKenna Race Night Vet Pace, eight-year-old Stonebridge Regal gelding Tarleton Riley recorded his sixth win of the season at his 50th start for the term. McDonald settled the pacer one-out and four-back from barrier three on the second row, before racing three-wide for the final 1000 metres. It was all Tarleton Riley late, running away from his rivals to score by 29.9 metres with Yole putting the polish on the first six place getters in the race. Punters would have been happy with the performance with it backed in from $9.50 into $4.80 on the Tasracing Official Price. Yole also prepared the first five placings across the line in the Jeremy Rockliff MP Mobile which was taken out Bettors Delight gelding Proficient, who won his first race at his fourth start since arriving in the state. Concession driver Taylor Ford drove the pacer to the 7.6-metre victory. The locals won the remaining three races with Geoff Smith preparing a double with Aitutaki and Laid Back Kenny, while Agouda Ruler won his fifth two-year-old race of the season, the John Castles prepared pacer should figure prominently in many aged classic races still to come in this extended season.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

Last season’s Group 2 Bandbox winner Still Hungover remains on track for this season’s four-year-old leg of the Tasmanian Sires’ Stakes series, the Granny Smith, after the daughter of Sutter Hanover scored a top win in Hobart on Sunday night. From barrier six on the front-row, reinsman Ricky Duggan worked forward to take up the lead at the 1350-metre point in the 2090-metre event and the mare had a strong kick late to score by 2.7 metres over Feel The Burn and Wattabout Spangher in a mile rate of 2m 1.2s, a handy run given the strong wind conditions that swept across the track. Trainer Rodney Ashwood was pleased with the mare’s victory after two unlucky efforts. “Her last two runs have been very good, she just hasn’t had any luck but last night she did a bit of work and stuck to her guns and ran to the line pretty good,” said Ashwood. Still Hungover has now won eight of her 22 starts and the $50,000 Granny Smith in Devonport is the main aim for the mare, with the race rescheduled to November. “She may have a week off now, and then we will aim her towards the Granny Smith and then we will work out where we go from there,” said Ashwood. The mare now takes her national rating to 70 and while she is entitled to a five-point mares concession claim in a number of races, her opposition will only get tougher from here. “If she wins another one or two, she will be free-for-all class,” the trainer said. Still Hungover is owned by her breeder Corey Hazelwood. The Heath Woods-trained and driven pacer, The Shallows, returned to the winner’s list after two below par performances. From barrier three Woods restrained the pacer to settle one-out and five-back before racing three-wide and two-back over the final 850 metres. Still last at the 400m Woods had to pull the pacer out four and five wide on the final corner and the pacer let down with his lethal sprint in a 56.6s last half mile. Many racing fans are eagerly awaiting the Tasracing Calculated Sectionals to be released to see what the pacers individual last half mile was recorded in. Most punters had their quaddie tickets turned into confetti after the third leg when short-priced favourite Ryley Major had his colours lowered by Full Speed Ahead in the Rexel North Hobart Free-For-All. Full Speed Ahead was able to hold the lead from his pole draw to score by 2.3 metres over the $1.18 favourite Ryley Major. Trainer Zeke Slater said to tasracing.com.au prior to the race that he didn’t think there was a horse in that field that could beat Full Speed Ahead if he led, and after the pacer got away with a 35.5s lead time and the first quarter of 32.9s he was going to be hard to run down. The last three quarters were run in 30.7s, 28.2s and 28.5s, with the mile rate for 2090 metres being a slow 1m 59.9s. Leading trainer Ben Yole prepared a treble on the card with Nine Diamonds, Baccarat and Southern Gnp, while Taylor Ford continued her excellent run with a training and driving double with The Thug and Bettonblack.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

Auckland Reactor sired a winning double in the first two races at the Hobart twilight meeting on Sunday (August 30). Nine Diamonds, a three-year-old filly, stormed home from midfield to win by 22 metres with a last 800 in 58.6. It was the filly's third harness racing success from her last four starts. Thirty minutes later Cinocal Jamane led from end to end to notch her maiden success. Another 'new' winner for Auckland Reactor was Mighty Reactor, who rallied strongly after being pocketed to win at the last Addington Winter meeting. In Western Australia, Nuclear Poker overcame a wide passage to complete back-to-back wins at Northam. He has now won four races. Auckland Reactor has sired 89 individual winners in Australia this season and progeny earnings of $1.3 million.   Peter Wharton

It was another mammoth weekend on the Tasmanian harness racing scene in Launceston and Hobart. The weekend was meant to see the last Tier Two meeting for several weeks, but early this week Tasracing announced an additional meeting would be held next month. The meeting scheduled for Launceston on Sunday 6 September has been moved to Wednesday 9 September, with an additional meeting added for Devonport on 6 September. As a result, the Golden Slipper moved to mid-December to avoid a clash of feature two-year-old races. This week the action is in Hobart where a competitive nine-race card will be staged. The Stars Taylor Ford – claimed Friday nights BOTRA Claiming Novice Drivers series where she won two of the four heats conducted in Launceston. Ford produced a copybook drive to score on the Michael Laugher-trained Christain Jaz in the opening heat before partnering in-form three-year-old filly Estelle to a 4.2-metre win. Leigh Rand – after being involved in the industry up until the late ’80s the north-west coast trainer returned to the sport with a bang when four-year-old mare Aussie Rock caused an upset win at $31 in the opening race on Friday at Rand’s first start as a trainer in over 30-years. Gareth Rattray – had a night out in Hobart with four winners on the card. The reinsman who is already in the Tasmanian Harness Racing Hall Of Fame moved to second spot on the states drivers title and is now two-wins behind Rohan Hillier who has 54 victories for the season that runs until the end of the calendar year. Ben Yole – also had an enjoyable night in Hobart with a training treble, including the feature race of the night, the Ladbrokes Blue Bonnet with Written In Silk. The Sportswriter filly never put a foot wrong out in the lead, scoring by 3.8 metres over Stepping Stones. The first two placegetters were purchased at last year’s Carrick Yearling Sale. Scooterwillrev – the six-year-old gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere recorded his first win since early October when he scored in a rating 75 to 84 event in Hobart. It was the pacers third win back in the state since re-joining the Craig Hayes stable. Hayes has now prepared the pacer to 25 of his 26 career wins. Multiple Winners Launceston – Friday evening  Taylor Ford – driving double; Christian Jaz and Estelle. Todd Rattray – driving double; Aussie Rock and Bounty Eyre. Hobart – Sunday evening  Gareth Rattray – driving quartet; Spot Eight, Scooterwillrev, My Ultimate Major and One Yankee Ginga. Ben Yole – training treble; Written In Silk, Spot Eight and My Ultimate Major. Calculated Sectional Standouts Quickest last halves (800m) from last week’s action. Launceston – Friday evening  Bounty Eyre 57.43s, Perfect Mach 57.46s, Wandary Muscat 57.55s, Estelle 57.69s and Chilla Breeze 58.02s. Hobart – Sunday evening  Somedan 56.81s, Proficient 56.98s, Still Hungover 57.00s, Beachboy Butch 57.01s and Mia From Memphis 57.02s. View all available Tasmanian Sectional Data by clicking here. Tasracing Official Price Launceston – Friday evening Hit’s: Christian Jaz $4.20 into $3.60, Estelle $2.90 into $2.30 and Feel The Burn $2.50 into $1.95. Defied The Drift: Aussie Rock $26 out to $31, Wandary Muscat $4.20 out to $4.40 and Bounty Eyre $4.60 out to $4.80. Missed: Karalta Moondance $7.50 into $3.60, Ideal Karalta $13 into $7.50, Upanatom $7.00 into $6.50, Jeans Mattjesty $8.00 into $6.00 and Karalta Dazzler $3.30 into $2.60. Hobart – Sunday evening Hit’s: Resurgent Storm $8.50 into $6.50, Scooterwillrev $1.55 into $1.12 and One Yankee Ginga $2.60 into $2.10. Defied The Drift: My Girl Pearl $4.80 out to $5.50 and My Ultimate Major $3.30 out to $5.00. Missed: Melnrowley $5.00 into $3.80, Black Ops $6.00 into $4.00, Kiavino Stride $3.80 into $3.60, Amazing Daisy $26 into $13, Delightful Junie $8.00 into $6.00, Pink Ponder $9.00 into $5.00, Somedan $15 into $10, Yellow Taxi $3.90 into $3.50, Jakes A Joy $8.00 into $6.00, Stylish Trend $21 into $9.50 and The Lemondrop Kid $21 into $8.50. Trial File Launceston – Friday evening  Karalta Invader, a three-year-old gelding by Fake Left was restrained to the tail of the four-horse field before moving up stylishly at the 600-metre mark to score by 9.6-metres over Dan Of Steel in 2m 4.9s. Karalta Invader is a half-brother to Modern Ruler who won 20 of his 100 starts. Padoe Plugga is an un-raced four-year-old by Western Edition who took out the second trial. The pacer who raced greenly in various stages led early before settling behind the leader for the final lap to score by three metres over Itsadanceoff. Hobart – Sunday evening  Two-year-old Sutter Hanover gelding Jack James settled behind the leader before working one off at the 450-metre mark to win his trial in 2m 8.1s by 6.8 metres over Maxi Jolt. The youngster is prepared by Juanita McKenzie and was driven by Ricky Duggan Driver Dylan Ford continued his return to the sulky on race day with a trial victory on the Bradley Walters-trained Creme De La Creme who defeated the early leader Vladimir Hall by a neck in 2m 7.4s with the last half mile in a slow 63.4s. Hobart – Monday evening  The Rodney Ashwood-trained, Ricky Duggan reigned Ninefortwentythree took out the first trial. The gelded son of Heston Blue Chip settled behind the leader before being too good for his two remaining rivals late in 2m 5.2s. Bettonblack is a 10-start maiden who has had one start since joining the Taylor Ford stable. The four-year-old led and strolled around to score in a slow 2m 10.1s over stablemate Upanatom. Trial Replays You can view most trials since the resuming from the COVID-19 break by clicking here. Week Ahead The Tasmanian Trotting Club stages the states only meeting of the week with nine-races on Sunday night from 17:18. Ryley Major has been the dominant pacer in the state this season and the Rohan Hillier- trained and driven pacer once again meets a quality field including Full Speed Ahead who narrowly defeated Ryley Major in Launceston last start, Blackbird Power who is going for a winning hat-trick, No Spring Secrets who won an open class race two-starts ago, this seasons Devonport Cup winner, and Shelby Bromac who won last year’s Tasmania Cup. The free-for-all is race seven on the card and is scheduled for 20:22. Some Tasmanian pacers doing battle over the next few days at metropolitan venues include; Ballarst (Metro meeting) – Saturday night  Race 1 Horse 7 Streitkid, Race 5 Horse 12 Terryrama.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

She's only small in stature but Brighton 22-year-old Taylor Ford is fast making a big name for herself in harness racing. Not only is she firmly established in the top 10 drivers in the state but she trains a handy team of horses that could soon almost double in size. At Mowbray on Friday night, Ford added the BOTRA claiming novice drivers' series to her growing list of achievements. Two polished winning drives on Christian Jaz and Estelle and a second on Proficient gave her an easy victory in the four-race series. We could handle up to 25 horses. Trainer-driver Taylor Ford Already on her CV was a win in last year's Youngbloods Challenge, the state's premier series for drivers under 23. Despite her young age, Ford has been driving for six years during which time she's helped out various family members with their training. About 12 months ago, she decided to get a licence of her own and now has 15 horses in work. She's had 16 winners and 23 placegetters from her 117 runners this season. "We could handle up to 25 horses - we've bought a new block on another property and are building new stables," she said. "There will be eight boxes and 12 yards to go with the seven stables and five yards we have already." Ford rates Sunday night's Hobart winner The Thug as the best of her current team. The Thug didn't endear himself to punters when he first arrived from Victoria and, for a while, Ford wasn't a huge fan either. But he's now won three races for the stable and earned almost $23,000. "We worked out that he had to be driven like the worst horse in the race - let him drop out and save him for the last crack at them," she said. DEVONPORT will gets it first harness meeting since the shutdown a month earlier than scheduled after a calendar reshuffle. The Mowbray meeting set down for Sunday September 6 has been moved to the following Wednesday night to take advantage of a Sky 1 slot vacated by Redcliffe where the track is under maintenance. The September 6 slot has now been allocated to Devonport which originally wasn't due to resume racing until October 9. The one hiccup is the impact the change will have on two-year-old feature races - the $15,000 Golden Slipper at Mowbray will now be only four days before the heats of the $20,000 Sweepstakes in Hobart. LATROBE reinsman Gareth Rattray has moved to second on the drivers' premiership after a quartet of wins in Hobart. He has 52 for the season, two behind Rohan Hillier. The 10-time premiership winner was successful on the Ben Yole-trained Spot Eight and My Ultimate Major, Scooterwillrev for Craig Hayes and Our Yankee Ginga for Marc Butler. Greg Mansfield Reprinted with permission of The Advocate

Brighton reinswoman Taylor Ford secured Friday night’s BOTRA Claiming Novice Drivers series in Launceston. Ford drove two of the four winners in the series and had an unbeatable lead going into the final heat. The driver secured maximum points in the Tourello Standardbreds BOTRA Series Heat One on the Micheal Laugher-trained Christian Jaz, who raced up to his excellent recent form which included a win on the Launceston track two starts before Friday’s victory. “On paper it looked like he was going to be hard to beat as he had been racing well, but those runs were from the second-row, so I was a little concerned drawing well,” said driver Taylor Ford after the race. “We ended up in a good spot without doing any work and got out at the right time,” added the winning driver. Ford then partnered up with the John Castles-trained Estelle who was another in-form pacer who recorded her third win at her sixth race track appearance. “She is a nice little filly, she wanted to switch off a bit when we started to race away from them, but to her credit, she dug deep late,” explained Ford. “It’s always good to be in these series, and it is even better to win them, but if it weren’t for the support of the trainer and owners putting the horses in these races then there wouldn’t be a series,” added the winning driver. The remaining two heats were won by the race favourites, with Lachlan Dakin driving Lip Reader to victory in heat three, while Feel the Burn won the fourth and final heat. The final points table was; Taylor Ford 56 Troy McDonald 42 Samantha Gangell 40 Lachlan Dakin 39 Hannah Van Dongen 33 Andrew Freeman 30 Wade Rattray 27 Sam Clotworthy 22 Conor Crook 21 Georgia Hayward 19 Charlie Castles and Malcom Jones 18. Aussie Rock It was a rough start to the night for punters with $31 chance Aussie Rock scoring and for the second time in as many months, the on-course tote wasn’t able to pay out a few of the Leigh Rand stable supporters. The four-year-old mare was first-up since March 2019 after being purchased very cheaply online after five-unplaced efforts in the Riverina area of New South Wales. “She didn’t have many points and had been balloted out the last few weeks, so we have kept her rolling along trying to get a run,” said Rand post-race. Despite being first-up from a long break and with no public trial in the lead up for the daughter of Pet Rock, the stable was confident of a forward showing. “We have a 1000-metre track at home and it is fast and the times are reasonably true, so when you work them constantly and get consistent times you know you can go the races with confidence,” explained the winning trainer who trains on a property previously used by many trainers including Terry Knowles. The Spreyton based Rand was a former-trainer driver who retired from the sport in the late ‘80s before recently deciding to get back involved, with Aussie Rock being his first starter in over 30 years. “I was born in East Devonport and my father (Terry) was too, he trained horses on the beach with Max Imlach and Bruce Twibell and that’s where I learned my part out of it years ago,” explained the trainer. “Aub Wesley wrote my reference to get into harness racing and that was a long time ago,” added Rand who was the manager of the popular Devonport Night Club, City Limits. Rand has four horses in work including a two-year-old that he bred, a filly purchased from Queensland and four-year-old entire Pardoe Plugga who won a trial before last night’s meeting. He also has a yearling out of a group one producing mare Somewhere Africa, dam of 2014 Ladyship Mile winner Vansumic.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

Evandale reinsman Lachlan Dakin will be hoping for a change of luck in this year’s BOTRA Claiming Novice Drivers Series. Last year two of Dakin’s drives started $71 or worse, and another was scratched. Dakin has had better luck with this year’s book of drives, drawing the shortest price favourite of the series, Lip Reader, in the Faithful Park Stud BOTRA Series Heat 3. The Rohan Hillier prepared gelding recorded his sixth win of the season in Launceston on Sunday night, and despite drawing outside of the front row on Friday night, the pacer was installed as the $1.65 favourite and Dakin is looking forward to taking the drive. “I’m pretty happy to get the drive, he has been going very well since coming over the waters,” Dakin said about the winner of six races since arriving in Rohan Hillier’s care in January. “He is versatile, he can do it tough and he has a sharp sprint so he can make his own luck in that sort of race,” added Dakin about the gelded son of Sportswriter who has had five starts in Launceston for four wins and one second placing. Other drives for Dakin in the series include Gauci in the opening heat, the Tourello Standardbreds BOTRA Series. The Menangle winner in late June has been placed in three of five starts since arriving in the stables of Ben Yole and has a wide draw to contend with tonight. “He has been going well, he hasn’t had much luck with poor draws and strong opposition,” said Dakin with the pacers best performance coming with the best draw the pacer has had in the state when second to Kuzma two starts ago. Midair Meltdown in heat two has had better luck with the barrier draw, coming up with the pole position. “I think he is a good each-way chance; he went very well when drawn one in Hobart two starts ago beating Capitallee,” said Dakin about the chances of the Geoff Smith-trained pacer. Dakin’s drive in heat four is on the Ben Yole-trained Our Quinn who has drawn awkwardly in barrier four on the second line. “He went ok last start but will need luck from the draw,” said the driver. Dakin works for Longford trainer Todd Rattray six-mornings a week and then heads off to university during the afternoon. The handy footballer is not playing footy this year as his team isn’t playing due to COVID-19 instead giving Dakin a chance to concentrate on his racing. He is the son of Simon Dakin, a well-known owner-breeder in the harness industry. You can catch the four heats of the BOTRA Claiming Novice Drivers Series on TasracingTV and Sky Racing 2. Rain is forecast throughout the day in Launceston and it certainly arrived at around 9:00 am but it is expected to clear up prior to 18:00. The first heat is race three at 18:40 with races four, five and six making up the four-race series. Friday night’s seven-race card gets underway at 17:46.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

East Devonport trainer David Hayes landed has first winner since taking up the role as trainer for prominent north-west coast owner-breeder Mick Maxfield, when American Mac scored in a rating 30 to 49 event on Sunday night. The lightly raced gelded son of American Ideal was able to lead from his pole draw with Rodney Ashwood in the sulky, and he was able to hold off a late charge by Black Ops to score by 1.1 metres in a mile rate of 2m 2.4s for 2200 metres. American Mac, who would have been one of the tallest horses racing in Launceston on Sunday night, was only having his third start back from a two and a half year break after being sidelined as an early three-year-old. “He went out with an injury as a three-year-old, we think it was in his front leg, but till this day we just don’t know, it was just a mystery, he is a big raw-boned horse, he was that size as a two-year-old, body-wise he has probably never matured up, but he is a horse that has a great deal of potential, and he is very green still,” said trainer David Hayes after the win. For punters who took the short odds on the pacer who started as the $2.45 favourite, they would have had their hearts in their mouth half way down the straight when the pacer who was nicely clear of his rivals commenced shortening stride, with Black Ops flying home out wide late. “It looked like he switched off, at home he can really run, he is one of the most impressive horses I have trained and to sit behind in fast work,” said Hayes. “He is a six-year-old that is probably a two-year-old given his limited experience,” added Hayes. It was the seventh start for Hayes since taking over the reins for the Maxfield Standardbreds operation, and it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the stable. “The wintertime probably wasn’t an ideal time to take over the stable with horses at different stages in there preparation and we had been caught with a virus through the stable, we are just about at the end of it now, and hopefully in the next three to four weeks we will have six or seven horses back in work,” explained the trainer. “It is a beautiful property, it has everything you want on it,” added Hayes. In other news from the Maxfield team, 2019 New South Wales and Tasmanian Derby winner Max Delight is starting to continue his road back from injury in Victoria. The winner of over $350,000 in prize money hasn’t been seen since running third in the Group 1 Chariots Of Fire at Menangle in late February, which was won by Lochinvar Art.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

Despite only having three starts back from a spell, Ryley Major is about to head back to the paddock for a few weeks freshen up after his narrow but thrilling win in Launceston on Sunday night. Starting from a 30-metre handicap in the 2200 metre event, the star Tasmanian pacer settled one-out and three back, before racing three-wide for the final lap, the only problem with that was he was on the back of an $81 chance that forced him to go out four-wide with 650 metres to travel. Ryley Major was able to run down Full Speed Ahead, who took up the lead mid-race, by a half head, with Illegal Immigrant a further 1.2 metres away third. The Rohan Hillier trained and driven pacer recorded a mile rate of his handicap of 2m 0.8s. “It was hard to get into the race, but we still found a way I suppose, the second horse (Full Speed Ahead) has gone terrific,” said Hillier after the race. With a lack of mobile start feature races on the horizon, Hillier may send his stable star for a short break, despite only having his third start from a spell. “I might give him a little bit of a break because he won’t win one-off 40 (metres) and there’s not a lot of free-for-all about at the moment, so a couple of weeks off won’t hurt him as he can race on later in the year,” added the Beauty Point trainer-driver. Ryley Major will soon have a stablemate to contest the open class races as Sportswriter gelding Lip Reader continues his rise through the classes, taking out a rating 70 to 84 event. The five-year-old gelding was in Victoria just before that state went back into their regional racing model, a part of HRV’s COVID protocols, putting an end to a heat and final series he was being aimed at. Finishing seventh at his only start back from that interstate trip, the pacer returned home and finished third in Hobart last week, with Hillier admitting the defeat was at his own fault. “He was good last week, but I drove him upside down in Hobart, and he needed the run so I was quietly confident he would go close tonight,” said his trainer-driver. “He can (go to the next level in Tasmania), I thought he was a touch off at Melton, and Adam Kelly who was training him did as well,” Hillier said. Hillier left the card with a training treble after stable foreman Conor Crook scored with Art Major mare Giftofjoy, who is yet to miss a top-two finish in nine starts this season. “She has done a terrific job for what she is, but she is getting on a hard mark now and won’t find many easy ones, she will definitely head to the breeding barn this season, but if she can pinch another one or two then that will be good,” said her trainer.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

It was a weekend of multiple winners last week with Todd Rattray, Ben Yole, Ricky Duggan, Rohan Hillier, Marc Butler and Gareth Rattray all recording multiple weekend winners. This Sunday we only have the one race meeting, and that will be staged in Launceston on Sunday night where it looks a strong 10-race card on paper. The Stars Todd Rattray – had a weekend out training and driving four winners plus another win in the sulky for an outside trainer as well. Two of his impressive winners were Mozasu who made it back-to-back wins after doing a bit of work early to prove too good and Hillbilly Band who was too quick late for his rivals in the two-year-old event. Ricky Duggan – was on fire in Hobart with a driving treble and in the process, he became the second driver in the state to register 50 wins this season. He is now one-win behind Rohan Hillier for the state’s drivers title. Ben Yole – sits 82 wins clear on top of the state trainer’s title after a double at both Launceston and Hobart. The leading trainer also had his first success as a thoroughbred owner on Sunday afternoon in Devonport. Kardesler – at his seventh Tasmanian start the Juanita McKenzie-trained pacer finally broke through for an overdue win. The American Ideal entire had put the writing on the wall at a number of his previous starts and was well handled on Sunday by Hannah Van Dongen. Troy Madden – drove his first winner for eight and a half years in Launceston on Friday when Live For Peace proved too tough for his rivals. Although it had been a while between wins for Madden, it should be noted he did have an extended break from the industry before returning when his father Geoff retired. Multiple Winners Launceston – Friday evening  Ben Yole – training double; Nine Diamonds and Live For Peace, Todd Rattray – driving double; Kuzma and Bounty Eyre, Rohan Hillier – driving double; Christian Jaz and Prosecution Witness. Hobart – Sunday evening  Todd Rattray – training and driving treble; Mozasu, Joogle and Hillbilly Band, Ricky Duggan – El Jays Blu, Indiana Dreaming and Similan Beach, Ben Yole – training double; Indiana Dreaming and Coveffe Hustler. Calculated Sectional Standouts Quickest last halves (800m) from last week’s action. Launceston – Friday evening  Hez The One 56.73s, Buster William and Jeans Mattjesty both 57.03s. Outside of Race Five; My Celebrity 57.34s, Kuzma 57.84s and Got The Goods 57.56s. Hobart – Sunday evening  Somedan 57.45s, Reign Of Pain 57.48s, Streetside Classic 57.55s, Indiana Dreaming 57.65s and Pockets Of Courage 57.66s. View all available Tasmanian Sectional Data by clicking here. Tasracing Official Price Launceston – Friday evening Hit’s: Nine Diamonds $2.00 into $1.80, Kuzma $26 into $20, Christian Jazz $5.50 into $4.80, Prosecution Witness $5.00 into $4.40, Sermac $3.70 into 3.40 and Bounty Eyre $10 into $9.00. Defied The Drift: No winner drifted in the market. Missed: Nancys Baby $16 into $9.50, Shady Story $3.40 into $2.80, Red Shed Robbie $9.50 into $7.00, Black Ops $8.50 into $7.00, Semowillrev $3.20 into $2.40, Heza The One $15 into $9.50, Im Full Tilt $6.50 into $4.80, Got The goods $11 into $8.50 and Perfect Mach $6.50 into $4.80. Hobart – Sunday evening Hit’s: Mozasu $6.80 into $4.80, Joogle $3.90 into $2.90, Kardesler $5.00 into $2.40 and Hillbilly Band $3.20 into $2.70. Defied The Drift: El Jays Blu $4.20 out to $7.50, Indiana Dreaming $13 out to $19, Similan Beach $7.00 out to $8.00 and Coveffe Hustler $5.00 out to $6.00. Missed: Mavis Merle $9.00 into $4.60, Blacklist $9.00 into $4.80, Streetside Classic $5.00 into $3.90, Feel The Burn $4.80 into $4.00, War Chest $6.50 into $5.50, Im Jollygood $21 into $11, Ifbutzandmaybes $26 into $12 and Aunty Bessy $5.50 into $3.40,. Trial File Launceston – Friday evening  Trial One was an Education Trial where Hurricane Kiwi, a two-year-old gelding by Hurricane Kingcole out of the Kotare Kiwi mare Gone Feral sat behind the two-year-old trotter Bullapark Beno, before outsprinting him in the home straight to score by 10.9 metres in 2m 6.2s. The second trial was a mixed two and three-year-old trial which was taken out by two-year-old Art Major gelding Dan Of Steel, the $50,000 Australian Pacing Gold purchase from last year’s Sydney sale. The Ben Yole-trained pacer settled three-back along the pegs before racing outside the leader for the final 650 metres. Dan Of Steel scored by a neck over Docwillrev, who was a $40,000 APG Melbourne Yearling Sale purchase in 2018, with Indelible 1.8 metres away third in 2m 5.7s. The final trial was a national rating 47 to 58 event where a field of six faced the starter. Former New South Wales pacer Bonacci settled one-out and two-back and worked home nicely to defeat the leader Williamlee by a half-head with Raging Inferno finishing third after racing outside the leader in a mile rate of 2m 0.1s. Hobart – Sunday evening  No replays were available of this session due to a communication error. Ninefortwentythree won the first trial in 2m 2.8s, and The Atherlete took out the second trial in 2m 7.4s. Trial Replays You can view most trials since the resuming from the COVID break by clicking here. FORMPLUS Black Book Aunty Bessy Take your pick on what run of the five-year-old mare you want to note over the weekend. On Friday in Launceston she had terrific gate speed from outside of the front-row to settle behind the leader and winner, Nine Diamonds where she ran that pacer down to a neck over the concluding stages to finish 15.8-metres in front of third placegetter. On Sunday she again caught the eye where she settled one-out and one-back before being carted back to second last by a tiring runner at the 600-metre mark before flashing home out wide for second. Not a FORMPLUS Alerts customer? JOIN HERE Week Ahead The Launceston Pacing Club will stage a 10-event card on Sunday commencing at 17:05. After smashing the clock when second in Hobart last time out, Ryley Major will again have to be at his brilliant best when he lines up off a 30-metre handicap over 2200 metres. Despite being listed as a mares discretionary, entires and geldings were also able to enter the race under an “Also Eligible” clause on the race conditions and they make up 12 of the final 14 acceptors. Handicap runners Sea Double Ugrant, Full Speed Ahead, Shelby Bromac, Illegal Immigrant and Call Me Hector are all genuine winning chances and being over the 2200-metre trip they will all need to be on their best behaviour early. While that race is sure to be an entertaining way to start the quaddie, race six, a rating 70 to 84 event will be also a thrilling contest. Three-year-old Colby Sanz has drawn barrier two but there is plenty of talented runners engaged in the race including Lockaway Kacie, Buster William, Courageous Katee, Northview Dave, Lip Reader and Taurisi, all of which will be competitive in free-for-all races in this state. It is a clear indication of the depth in our open class ranks. It does look to be a tough night on paper so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to do the form with Tasracing’s FORMPLUS. Race One will be televised on Sky Racing 2 with the remainder of the card on Sky Racing 1. As always, the meeting will be live streamed on TasracingTV. Some Tasmanian pacers doing battle over the next few days at metropolitan venues include; Shepparton (Metro meeting) – Saturday night  Race 1 Horse 5 Streitkid, Race 5 Horse 4 El Jays Mystery. Menangle – Saturday night  Race 2 Horse 7 No Apachemee.   Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

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