The Border Watch : November 29th 2013
52 RACING DUAL WINNER: The Craig Stewart trained Ramsgate was impressive when winning at Mount Gambier earlier this month and then last Sunday followed up with another win at Hamilton. VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Maloney also enjoys watching the gee gees and he’s our latest celebrity punter after The Border Watch’s cadet sports reporter, Kyra Sykes bombed out with four losing bets last weekend. Sykes and The Border Watch’s chief racing Locals Gallops 4 1 Kvinnakel 6 1 Texan Warney 6 4 Gatalistic 6 7 Albonetti 7 1 Ogunde Murray Bridge (Sunday) 2 8 Keetimo 3 3 Portfolio 3 7 Circadian 5 12 Miss Wairoa 6 4 Off The Map Swan Hill (Sunday) 1 1 Go Carnegie Locals On The TrackOn The Track Harness Morphettville Parks (tomorrow) R No. Horse Trainer Michael O’Leary Darryl Dodson Darren Kolpin Sue Jaensch Richard Nicholson Sue Jaensch Sam Turner Chris Oxlade Jeff Searle Chris Oxlade Darryl Dodson 3 4 One Eyed Jack Darryl Dodson 3 7 Dharma Queen Darryl Dodson 4 7 Vernon 4 15 Aye Moral 5 6 Jessie Cango 6 4 Court Clown 7 3 Benefi t Dean Saxon Darryl Dodson Sue Murphy Darryl Dodson Dean Saxon Phone never stopped ringing POPULAR young Glenburnie owner/trainer Peter Hardacre was inundated with phone calls for eight hours on Monday afternoon and evening. He did not mind one bit as they were all congratulatory calls after his very fi rst success as a trainer at Hamilton that afternoon. The fi rst starter Not Too Fussy ($14.60) won the 1100 metre maiden by a nostril, and then had to survive a protest on two grounds fi red in by jockey Dean Yendall aboard the runner-up Something To Do. As one of the outsiders in the small fi eld, odds of $19 was freely bet about Not Too Fussy with fi xed odds. Hardacre is better known for his breaking in and pre-training of young horses in the district and only dabbles in training a couple of horses for himself. As the sole owner of Not Too Fussy, Hardacre did very nicely from the victory as the three-year-old gelding also picked up the SuperVobis incentive attached to the race. “I did not think he had won, but he got the bob in to get the victory in a photo and it makes all the hard work worthwhile. I contacted (Adelaide jockey) Amy Herr- mann’s manager to take the ride and it all worked out well after a bit of drama with the protest,” Hardacre said. He had travelled plenty of kilometres trialling the youngster at Morphettville and Murray Bridge (for two fourths) in the lead up to the Hamilton race. “I am looking at selling him to overseas interests and have already had a phone call from Macau. If the sale does not go through, he may go around at Warrnambool next week. My business of pre training and breaking in young horses is going very well here at present, and I have no intentions of taking on any more gallopers to train as it is only a hobby for me,” Hardacre added. Highs and lows SOUTH East trainers felt the highs and lows of the racing game at Monday’s Hamilton meeting. 52 - The Border Watch, Friday, November 29, 2013 OntheRails with DAVID GILBERT A couple of hours after Peter Hardacre’s fi rst winner, Millicent owner/trainer Craig Stewart was back in the winner’s stall once again with rejuvenated galloper Ramsgate. At the most recent Mount Gambier meeting, a successful plunge on Ramsgate ($14-$5) came off when the seven-year-old gelding stormed home from last to score. At Hamilton on Monday, Ramsgate showed the Mount win was anything but a fl uke with a repeat performance in the 1600 metre 0-58 handicap, this time as a $9.20 chance. “Before the Mount Gambier win, he (Ramsgate) had been a sprinter all his life and I decided to try him over a bit of a journey. I’ll take him back to the Mount on Sunday week for a 0-68 race over a mile, and after that it could be a 2000 metre race in Adelaide or perhaps even a start in the Bordertown Cup,” Stewart stated. Feeling the other extremes of racing was Mingbool owner/trainer Ricky Bruhn after the 1400 metre 0-58 handicap at Hamilton. Bruhn had saddled up the promising Wantara, an impressive winner here at Mount Gambier on November 10. Near the 400 metres, Leconi (Peter Mertens) broke down and fell, also bringing down Wantara ridden by apprentice Jordan Childs. Both Leconi and Wantara had to be put down (Wantara sustained a fracture to the near side knee), and both jockeys taken to hospital with Childs breaking both wrists. Draw has helped the odds AS a nice little pipe opener for the start of the harness racing season here on Sunday week, local fans have plenty of interest in tomorrow night’s $750,000 Miracle Mile at Menangle. Last year the Miracle Mile was run on a Sunday afternoon which resulted in poor betting turnover Australia wide, and it has been hastily returned to a Saturday night time slot this year. As a fi rst, a pacer with Mount Gambier and district interests – Restrepo – will be running in Australasia’s premier sprint race. Local harness racing fountain of knowledge Phil Wood cannot recall a local pacer (either owned or trained) running in a Miracle Mile before, but we both remember the Avenue Range trained Reichman going around in the big race many decades ago at Harold Park. A winner of three of his past four starts, Restrepo has drawn the visitor’s gate (8) tomorrow night, prompting part owner Peter Lamond to state “he has no possible hope. History has shown that horses drawn outside of barrier four do not win Miracle Miles. “He was an $11 chance before the barrier draw, and blew out to $18 after the draw but I reckon he’s a 50/1 chance.” If nothing else, the barrier draw has certainly helped Restrepo’s odds. Off to a fl ier IF the Globe Derby results from the past week are anything to go by, then Glencoe trainer Barry Finnis looks set for a big harness racing season. Finnis had a winner at Globe Derby on Saturday night and again on Monday afternoon with pacers at the start of new campaigns. Forty Seven Flash, a recent trial winner here, was a hot $1.30 favourite for his return to racing in the C2-C3 pace on Saturday Globe Derby (tomorrow night) R No. Horse Trainer 4 6 Glenferrie Rustler Greg Scholefi eld 5 4 Adams Express Ken Dihm 5 6 Forty Seven Flash Barry Finnis 8 9 Flaming Hero Barry Finnis Melton (tomorrow night) 3 8 Amberlu Angus Kevin Brough 4 9 Cheap Tint Stawell (Sunday) 2 7 Four Starzzz Fella Kevin Brough 2 9 Saab Magic 3 3 Major Cruiser 3 7 Always Wantano Kevin Brough 4 5 Venus Williams David Drury 4 6 Ruffi ano 4 7 Big Gorilla 6 9 Weallwantano 6 10 Alta Antonio Tony Glynn David Drury Kevin Brough David Drury Malcolm Whitehead Des Glynn Kevin Brough Maloney the Murphy is looking for wins Gilbo FORMER Glencoe premiership footballer, Justin Maloney enjoys watching footy these days instead of playing. vs theguest vs the writer, David Gilbert both suffered the yips last week and Maloney is poised to strike while the iron is hot. A dashing half forward in his playing days, Maloney pulled on the Glencoe footy jumper in more than 250 senior games and is a life member of the Murphies. And he’s no dud at tennis either, having played A1 pennant with the Glencoe, Yahl and Centrals clubs. But this weekend his prowess must lie with his ability to pick a winner, because goodness knows, they’ve been scarce in this column of late. Week 22 David Gilbert’s selections Naracoorte gallops (today) Race 4, No. 3, Strike Breaker, $20 win Race 7, No. 1, Cutler, $15 each way Morphettville Parks gallops (tomorrow) Race 6, No. 7, Albonetti, $15 each way Race 8, No. 5, Roses In The Glen, $20 win Current balance: -$803.50 Justin Maloney’s selections Caulfi eld gallops (tomorrow) Race 2, No. 2, Girls In Flight, $25 win Rosehill gallops (tomorrow) Race 6, No. 15, Terravista, $25 win Race 7, No. 7, Safeguard, $25 win Globe Derby harness (tomorrow night) Race 5, No. 6, Forty Seven Flash, $25 win Current balance: -$520.00 night and bolted in by 6.5 metres with Jayson Finnis as the pilot. On Monday afternoon, Bronte Giorgio had the reins behind White Eyed Girl ($3.70) when racing second up and successful in the R0 pace. Euroa bound DES Ryan has been a well known face on local race tracks for many years and served briefly as a committeman of the Mount Gambier Racing Club. Des and wife Peta have decided on a change of scenery and moved to Euroa (north of Melbourne). Their Moorak property has been taken over by trainer Jenny Gow-Whyte. Jaensch still in charge ANOTHER Limestone Coast racing club has registered a fi nancial loss for the 2012-13 season. Naracoorte held its AGM recently and recorded a $50,000 turnaround (for the worse) from the previous year. Bruce Jaensch remains as president for his seventh term with Bruce Redpath as the new senior vice president and Hynam’s Dycinta Schultz taking on the junior vice president’s role. New faces on the committee include Tim Pope, Shane Francis and track curator Bill Vine. Memories come fl ooding back AFTER a sporting free week’s holiday around Tasmania, a day at the Healesville picnic races (north east of Melbourne) last Saturday seemed like a good idea. With motel accommodation in Healesville booked out and the only hotel bed available costing nearly $200 a night, suddenly Moonee Valley races became much more appealing. I’ve always had a soft spot for the Valley after witnessing such classic Cox Plate victories by Kingston Town (twice), Bonecrusher, Better Loosen Up and Might And Power. Just $10 admittance fee, no push and shove and a most relaxing day with racing friends from Warrnambool and Carlton.
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