Day At The Track

It was Manning magic at Terang meeting

03:59 AM 01 Feb 2012 NZDT
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Kerryn Manning
Kerryn Manning
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The name Manning regularly appears in the winners list at Terang harness racing meetings, usually it is Peter or daughter Kerryn, however at the Terang fixture on Tuesday January 31, it was Michelle, another of Peter's daughters who stole the show - landing the quinella in the Terang CRT Store 3-Y-0 Pace over 1680 metres with Longtan Liberator and Pacquiao, while also taking the Barastoc Trotters Mobile for T0 & T1 class with Idle Suntime.

Longtan Liberator a gelded son of Wilcos Kosby and Longtan Sultress driven by Michelle was sent forward from gate four on the second line at the bell from four back in the moving line and despite being trapped wide for the remainder of the journey, dashed away on straightening to score from Pacquiap (Grant Cambell) who followed him home, with Smiles And Kisses running on late from a pocket four back along the markers to finish third. The mile rate 1-58.9.

Four year old Sundon/Foreign Interest gelding Idle Suntime (Kerryn Manning) coming off an unplaced effort behind Living Bonus in the Central Victorian Trotting Championship Grand Final at Charlton two days earlier, found the drop in class a lot easier and after enjoying the run of the race one/one from gate five trailing the hot favourite Chateau De Ville, ran home strongly to gain the day over the favourite in a rate of 2-06, with the pacemaker Marios Dream holding down third.

Heywood’s Kevin Brough is no stranger to Terang and snared the Dick & Anne Box Pace for C0 class over 1680 metres with 4-Y-0 Blissful Hall/Summer Fairytale mare Rosharni.

With Ararat’s Michael Bellman in the sulky, Rosharni from gate three led throughout in accounting for Rainless which trailed her and a death-seating Keeper Of The Fire in a rate of 2-01.

Great Western’s Grant Campbell scored a brilliant first-up victory with 6-Y-0 Badlands Hanover/Kamwood Empress gelding Hez The Bart Man in the D & F Heffernan Memorial Pace for C3 & C5 class over 2180 metres.

Having his first outing since November when fourth at Cranbourne behind Pete Of Pan, Hez The Bartman was restrained from gate six to settle at the tail of the field, with Jilliby Ablett leading from outside the front row.

Commencing a three wide forward move solo hitting the back straight on the final occasion, Hez The Bartman sustained a long run to surge clear over the concluding stages in defeating Jilliby Ablett by 1.6 metres in 2-02.1, with Sunrose Don (one/one) third.

An impressive winner on the night was former Riverina 7-Y-0 gelding Jaydens Castle in the $7000 Gammalite Cup for C6 or better class over 2180 metres. Trained and driven by Parwan’s Jodi Quinlan, Jaydens Castle (Albert Albert/Cheftaine) from the extreme draw spent most of the race at the tail of the field, with the heavily supported Christian Miracle leading from gate two.

Sent forward on a three wide double trail in the final circuit, Jaydens Castle despite being off the track on the final bend, motored to the wire at 100 miles an hour to record a runaway victory over Allwevneed which raced in the open from the bell, with Wild Bud (three wide uncovered last lap) third after making two moves during the race. The mile rate 1-58.6.

Longtan Liberator

Idle Suntime


Hez The Bart Man

Jaydens Castle


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