Day At The Track

All Star machine starting to gather steam

09:00 PM 22 Sep 2014 NZST
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Hug The Wind - Super impressive at trials
Hug The Wind - Super impressive at trials

The harness racing trials at Addington today (September 22nd) saw more of the All Star team step out prior to starting new campaigns and judging by their performances, the all conquering barn is in for another bumper season.

In conditions that could only be described as atrocious with gale force winds and driving rain, several members of the All Stars team looked forward to resume and some looked to have made the step up since they last raced.

Arden Rooney led up in the open class heat in the worst of the conditions and sprinted his last 400 meters in a quick 26.9 to defeat stablemate Hands Christian who did well after missing away and settling 15 meters behind the bunch.

The other stablemate the champion racemare Adore Me was on Hands Christian's back all the way up the straight and was not asked for a serious effort in finishing fourth.

Earlier on the program Hug The Wind was super impressive in winning his heat after starting from barrier nine and looks in for a big spring campaign as a 3 year old.

In a hot field including stablemate Alta Orlando, Elusive Chick and Johny Rock, Hug The Wind settled back early before working forward mid-race and finishing way to well for the competition.

Hug The Wind could not have been more impressive and his resumption should be a winning one.

Alta Orlando was not pushed to finish fourth and he should improve bigtime with that run under his belt.

Another 3 year old in the All Star barn to impress was the full brother to Adore Me in Have Faith In Me who also started from barrier nine in his heat.

Last early, he looped the field to sit parked from the 1000 meters and then kicked away in the straight for an easy win over Brilliant Strike with stablemates Holy Grail and Change Stride  finishing close up behind.

Have Faith In Me looks to have taken the step up since his 2 year old season and could be a bit of a smoky for the upcoming sires stakes heat.

Another All Star runner Superbowlcheerleader lead up in her heat but was was collared late by Vulcan who looked sharp for upcoming events.

The first run this time in for Superbowlcheerleader, she should take a lot of benefit from her outing.

One of the other horses to really impress today was the Geoff Dunn trained 3 year old trotter in Kaimanawa who bolted in by 42 lengths and over 8 seconds under the qualifying time in conditions that were far from ideal.

Driven by part owner Tim Williams, the son of Monarchy looked a trotter of real quality as he came his his last quarter in 29.4 in terrible conditions.

Trial results here

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