Day At The Track

Earl looks well placed

12:24 PM 09 Apr 2021 NZST
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Earl Jujon, Harness racing Photo

It wouldn’t be a Devonport meeting without the strong presence of the Ben Yole stable, and that is the case again on Friday night where he has 44 of the 67 runners across the meeting, including a strong contingent in the main race of the night, the $12,000 Neil Cameron Patrons Marathon.

Headlining Yole’s chances in the 2645-metre event is Earl Jujon, who has drawn the pole in the seven-horse field.

Earl Jujon, a gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven, caught the eye finishing fourth in the Group 2 Tasmania Cup four starts ago before appreciating a drop in class to score in a rating 66 to 74 heat of the Australian Female Drivers Championship by 14.6 metres in a slick 1m 57.3s.

Yole then elected to run the eight-year-old gelding in one of the states premier races, the Easter Cup series, where he finished ninth in last weeks Group 2 Final.

The pacer, who is yet to be placed in four standing start races, has the services on Friday night of Hall of Fame reinsman Gareth Rattray and looks very well placed dropping back to a rating 70 or better standing start event.

Hez the One is also from the Yole stable and has drawn outside of the front row.

The Jeremes Jet gelding can be hit and miss from the tapes, and we saw what he can do when he puts it together with a handy win in Burnie five starts ago.

The pacer failed to beat a runner home in Launceston last start in a strong 67 to 79 event where he was well supported after a handy fourth in Launceston the start prior, where he finished off well when finding clear racing room late.

The Yole stables other two runners include Perfect Mach who will be searching for his first win on the Devonport track at what will be his 17th start at the venue, while Proficient will be out to keep his good record on the track intact of four starts for three wins and one placing.

Yole has prepared 63 winners so far this season which sees him 21 wins clear over Western Australia’s Greg and Skye Bond on the national trainer’s premiership.

Friday’s card can be seen on Sky Racing 2 and TasracingTV from 18:04


Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

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