Day At The Track

King Denny rules the roost

12:29 PM 23 Jun 2015 NZST
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King Denny just holds off the rank outsider Zachiary Binx in the 4 year old Ruby
King Denny just holds off the rank outsider Zachiary Binx in the 4 year old Ruby

It is quickly coming around to that point of the New Zealand harness racing season where we start to hand out the gongs for best performed in each age group and gait divisions.

Harnesslink thought we would do a review of each of the categories with our view on where the contenders sit.

This is our review of the 4 year old Colts / Geldings trotters division

1) King Denny - 2015 Season:    9 starts,    4 wins,    1 seconds,    0 thirds,    Lt $95,375

Without doubt the star four year old of the season.

The Majestic Son gelding won his way through to the best grades with several outstanding runs in the intermediate grades and once in with the older and more experienced trotters, raced with distinction against the likes of Stent, Sheemon and Master Lavros.

Looked to have the Harness Jewels in safe keeping half way up the straight but as he has done in the past he can knock off when clear and give his supporters a fright.

Everything points to him being a big player on the grand circuit next season as a five year old.

2) Mums Pride - 2015 Season:   8 starts,    5 wins,    0 seconds,    1 thirds,    Lt $60,661

Started the season with a series of outstanding wins but health issues hindered his preparation and race performance in the latter part of the season.

The Monarchy gelding faced King Denny twice during the season and finished behind him on both occasions.

Raced against the top liners once in the Rowe Cup and found the step up hard as many do.

With only 14 runs under his belt lifetime there should be plenty of room left for further improvement and expect to see him in all the big trot races next season.

3) Belles Son - 2015 Season:    9 starts,    6 wins,    0 seconds,    0 thirds,    Lt $53,804

The find of the season in the four year old ranks.

Was still a C1 in February but then preceded to win six in a row in a style of a real topliner.

The Majestic Son gelding beat some nice horses on his way through the grades such as Majestic Time but did fail the big test when he came up against King Denny and company in the Harness Jewels.

If he had won that he may have been a chance of winning this award but his ringcraft let him down badly and with that went his chances here.


Only one winner here with King Denny clearly the best four year old trotter in the country.

The only four year old to race consistently against the best trotters in the country such as Stent, Sheemon and Master Lavros and performed with distinction against them.

Harnesslink Media

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