Day At The Track

Local slays punters at the Echuca meeting

04:24 PM 15 May 2012 NZST
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Popular Elmore harness racing trainer Frank Barac knocked quaddie punters for a six after winning the final leg - the Jack Hunter Memorial Pace for C4 to C6 class over 2160 metres at Frank Ryan Raceway Echuca on Tuesday May 15 with $26.10 chance Madam Altissimo who turned in a best ever performance.

A 5-Y-0 daughter of Blissful Hall and Classic Rain, Madam Altissimo is usually a front of the field runner, however on this occasion from gate five was eased to the back half of the field with only Modern Warrior (gate six) behind her.

Easing wide to follow Giveusagrin (one/one), Ringwraith (one/two) and Modern Warrior home, Madam Altissimo when taken to the extreme outside on turning by reinsman David Moran, motored home at 100 miles an hour to blouse the leader and favourite Wunlastchance by 1.7 metres in a rate of 2-00.1, with Modern Warrior third.

It was Madam Altissimo’s 6th victory in 51 outings.

Kialla trainer Steve O’Donoghue combined with Daryl Douglas to land the Dinki Di Houseboats Pace for C0 class over 2160 metres with 4-Y-0 D M Dilinger/Wicker Bee gelding Mammals Command in a rate of 2-02.8.

Starting from gate four on the second line, Mammals Command settled with most of the field ahead of her, with Its Murphys Law flying away to lead from gate six.

Set alight with a rush racing for the bell, Mammals Command was unable to head off the pacemaker, parking outside him for the last lap.

Continuing to apply the pressure all the way along the back straight, Mammals Command raced to the front prior to the home turn to score by 7.7 metres in 2-02.8 from Its Murphys Law, with Shakas Magic (three back the markers) third.

Youthful Bolinda based concessional reinsman Josh Duggan produced the “drive of the night” aboard 4-Y-0 Flight N Irish/Blueberry Kiss gelding Paros Wallet for Strathfieldsaye trainer Glenn Douglas in the Moama Bowling Club Pace for C1 class over 2160 metres.

Settling three back the markers from inside the second line, Patos Wallet moved to be three back in the moving line racing into the final circuit.

Switching down to trail the leader Falcon Doors approaching the home turn, Patos Wallet first up since February, used the sprint lane to perfection, racing clear in the shadows of the post to gain the day in advance of the pacemaker, with Venus Williams third after racing in the open. The mile rate 2-02.

Six year old Conch Deville/Keyrani mare Auzzie Rose snared the Choice Hotels Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2530 metres, thanks to a daring and dashing drive by Daryl Douglas.

Raced by the Bendigo based Harness Racing Industry Training Centre Board Of Management and trained at Lord’s Raceway Bendigo by Roma Pocock and students, Auzzie Rose bred by Chairman Steve Warren assumed control from the 10 metre mark shortly after the start, with Douglas adopting “catch me if you can” tactics allowing her to run and open up a big gap on her rivals.

Still going strongly approaching the home turn, Auzzie Rose held a commanding lead on straightening and although giving out signs of distress as the winning post came into view (and she was entitled to do so), held on to score by a neck in advance of the 60 metre backmarker Cameos Moment which raced wide in the final circuit, with Abbotshall (one/one last lap) third. The mile rate 2-07.6.

Avenel trainer Wayne Potter took advantage of a concession for David Moran aboard hot favourite Goldenorro ($1.60) in the Neil Boys 16th Birthday Pace for C2 & C3 class over 1755 metres.

Beginning at 100 miles an hour from outside the front row, Goldenorro was untroubled to lead and after an easy time, left his rivals standing approaching the home turn to register a 24 metre victory in 1-58.5 in advance of Indigo Jaxon which trailed, with Jordylan (one/two) third after being held up for a run all along the back straight.

It is interesting to note that both Goldenorro and Madam Altissimo are fully related, four year old gelding Goldenorro a year younger.

Madam Alissimo

Mammals Command

Paros Wallet

Auzzie Rose


by Len BAKER

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