The Border Watch : February 6th 2014
SPORT NEWS TIPS firstname.lastname@example.org HARNESS RACING 27 Hat-trick of wins for Galleons Warrior RACE 1: Mark Phillips was in the sulky of Dagati Image, trained by David Phillips, winner of the opening race. Brent Howard drives winning treble PORT NEWS TIPS s PORT NEWS TIPS email@example.com HARNESS RACING 27 Hat-trick of wins for Galleons Warrior RACE 1: Mark Phillips was in the sulky of Dagati Image, trained by David Phillips, winner of the opening race. Brent Howard drives winning treble n n the final lap at the Greenwald Paceway is a rarity these days, and it took the in-form pacer Galleons Warrior to achieve that deed in the Reg Hinton Memorial on Tuesday night. His many local owners are having a dream run at present with the David Drury trained and driven pacer, which is now on target to win the horse of the year award for the local season. RACE 3: Galleons Warrior was an impressive winner for trainer/driver, David Drury. Galleons Warrior put up the run of the night to make it a hat-trick of wins – all here at the Greenwald Paceway in the past month – to dash clear and win like his short odds suggested he might. And while the happy connections might not be getting rich with the odds of the recent wins ($1.70; $1.40 and $2.10), it is a mighty turnaround for the four-year-old who was a maiden for 18 starts until mid January. In the space of 300 metres, Galleons Warrior showed such acceleration that he had swept to the lead and had his rivals covered by the time they left the back straight the final time. RACE 4: Trainer, Kevin Brough and driver, Caleb Lewis combined to get Amberlu Lilly to win Race 3. Glenferrie Rustler wins Glencoe Cup From back page One of only three fancied runners in the Glencoe Cup, Glenferrie Rustler’s task was made to order when the odds-on favourite Forty Seven Flash once again began badly from the standing start and was never a winning chance thereafter. With Forty Seven Flash back at the rear of the field, Howard took Glenferrie Rustler ($2.10-$2.40) around the small field to sit outside of The Gunstar ($10-$17) for the last two laps. The Gunstar, which had not been placed at 10 previous starts in two seasons, had the backers of Glenferrie Rustler feeling uneasy with half a lap to run when Howard was the first The money (or lack of it) suggested that the runner-up White Eyed Girl ($2.20-$3.70) was not up to winning the race, and the mare was under the whip as far as a lap from home. Another very honest perfor- to resort to using the whip. It was only in the final 100 metres that Glenferrie Rustler knuckled down to his task to prevail by two metres and take his impressive career record to 17 wins from 32 starts. The start of the Glencoe Cup was delayed for nearly 15 minutes when Mister Huxtable dumped his driver Mark Phillips as the field scored up to the tapes. Phillips was unhurt as Mister Huxtable broke free and then damaged a wheel which then needed replacing after he was recaptured some 500 metres away. Howard took the honours for the night with a winning treble to bring his season’s total to seven, while Scholefield trained a double. MOUNT Gambier Harness Racing Club results from Tuesday, February 4, 2014: Race 1, $2000 Heywood Horse & Country R1-R2 Pace, 2190m: ($2.40) Dagati Image (Mark Phillips) 1; ($1.70 fav.) Paris To Berlin (T. McLean) 2; ($8) Forced Out (J. Glynn) 3. Others: Amusing Cruiser, Mightbeme, Strong As Arma, Guilty Rama, Graceful Affair, Fill Billys Shoes. Margins: 10.5m, 10m. Time: 2.45.5. Mile rate: 2.01.6. Last half: 60.2. Owners: D. & G. Phillips, C. Johansen. Trainer: David Phillips (Yahl). Numbers: 1, 6, 5, 2. Win: $2.30. Place: $1.20, $1.30, $3.20. Quinella: $2.50. Trifecta: $76.60. Exacta: $6.80. First 4: $636.80. Race 2, $3000 Glencoe Cup (R5), 2190m: ($2.40) Glenferrie Rustler (B. Howard) 1; ($17) The Gunstar (R. Barker) 2; ($1.60 fav.) Forty Seven Flash (J. Finnis) 3. Others: Cheap Tint, Mister Huxtable, Barunga Twobob. Margins: 2m, 20m. Time: 2.47.1. Mile rate: 2.02.8. Last mance from Ruffiano (third) who, like Galleons Warrior, was among the tailenders as they entered the final lap. First success IT was an eventful night for claiming driver Mark Phillips, winning the opening race before being dumped prior to the start from Mister Huxtable less than half an hour later. His victory with Dagati Image in the R1-R2 pace was his first for the season, and was made much simpler when he was able to hold the lead from the pole without too much hassle. Results half: 59.6. Owners: P., M. & J. Lamond, G. Scholefield, D. Saunders. Trainer: Greg Scholefield (Naracoorte). Numbers: 5, 4, 2, 6. Win: $2.40. Place: $1.70, $3.80, ntd. Quinella: $18.80. Trifecta: $76.60. Exacta: $74. First 4: $95.80. Extra double (1 & 5) $18. Race 3, $2000 Reg Hinton Memorial (R1-R2), 2190m: ($1.90 fav.) Galleons Warrior (D. Drury) 1; ($3.70) White Eyed Girl (J. Finnis) 2; ($7) Ruffiano (Mark Phillips) 3. Others: Magical Bazz, Jasmint, Stylish Embrace, Whiteliner, Sweet Forty Seven. Margins: 6m, 1.5m. Time: 2.47.2. Mile rate: 2.02.8. Last half: 63.7. Owners: L. Mulraney, H. Sims, S. Paproth, T. & M. Cirillo, J. Opperman, A. Hann, D., C. & W. Drury. Trainer: David Drury (Mingbool). Numbers: 7, 5, 8, 2. Win: $2.10. Place: $1.10, $1.70, $2.00. Quinella: $3.30. Trifecta: $21.70. Exacta: $6.40. First 4: $99.40. Race 4, $1500 Glencoe Football and Netball Clubs R0 Pace (Heat 1), 1790m: ($1.90 fav.) Amberlu Lilly (C. Lewis) 1; ($2.50) Wings Of Delight (J. Finnis) 2; ($11) Apalachin (T. McLean) 3. Others: Dee Cees Desire, Grinfromheaven, Zechief, Metro Mac. Margins: 3.5m, ½ neck. Time: 2.18.1. Mile rate: 2.04.1. Last half: 61.3. Owner: D. McDonald. Trainer: Kevin Brough (Heywood). Numbers: 1, 3, 2, 7. Win: $2.70. Place: $1.90, $1.40, ntd. Quinella: $1.20. Trifecta: $24.80. Exacta: $9.10. First 4: $67.60. Race 5, $2000 Laser Electrical 3YO Pace, 2190m: ($1.10 fav.) Limestone Bay (B. Howard) 1; ($3.60) Top Share (J. Finnis) 2; ($12) Samara Sky (J. Glynn) 3. Others: Yankee Factor, Mymasterpiece. Margins: 16.5m, 6.5m. Time: 2.52.7. Mile rate: 2.07.0. Last half: 58.6. Owners: G. Scholefield, P., M. & J. Lamond. Trainer: Greg Scholefield (Naracoorte). Numbers: 6, 5, 1, 2. Win: $1.20. Place: $1.00, $1.40, ntd. Quinella: $1.20. Trifecta: $9.50. Exacta: $1.20. First 4: $10.20. Race 6, $1500 Glencoe Cricket and Tennis Club R0 Pace (Heat 2), 1790m: ($1.70 fav.) Just Be Modern (B. Howard) 1; ($2.10) Eyesroamin (R. Barker) 2; ($9) Dalcross (C. Walsh) 3. Others: Kurraca Knight, Key Vance. Margins: 1.5m, 5m. Time: 2.17.5. Mile rate: 2.03.6. Last half: 62.1. Owners: G. & M. Howard. Trainer: Graeme Howard (Mount Schank). Numbers: 7, 4, 3, 1. Win: $2.00. Place: $1.50, $1.50, ntd. Quinella: $2.20. Trifecta: $9.90. Daily double (6 & 7) $2.70. Treble (1, 6, 7) $14.60. Exacta: $2.90. First 4: $26.80. Quadrella (7, 1, 6, 7) $17.30. Race 7, $1500 Heywood Hardware Kindergarten 2YO Stakes (Prelude), 1790m: ($1.20 fav.) Hez The One (J. Finnis) 1; ($7) Shylassie (R. Barker) 2; ($4) Living Diamond (C. Walsh) 3. Other: Miss Ego. Margins: 30m, 32m. Time: 2.16.7. Mile rate: 2.02.9. Last half: 59.2. Owners: G. Cole, G. McDonald. Trainer: Rebecca East (Heywood). Numbers: 4, 2, 1, 3. Win: $1.20. No place pool. Quinella: $2.60. Trifecta: $6.30. Exacta: $3.80. First 4: $9. The Border Watch, Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 27 Recent Gold Cup winner and odds-on favourite Paris To Berlin sat outside of Dagati Image for the trip, but tired visibly in the last 200 metres as Dagati Image chalked up his fourth career victory with ease. Although more than 20 metres from the winner, Forced Out finished strongly to claim the minor prize for easily her best effort this campaign. Got the run required BACKERS of the odds-on favourite Amberlu Lilly were always confident of collecting in the first heat of the R0 pace on the proviso the Kevin Brough trained mare got a clear run in the final lap. Driver Caleb Lewis was unable to hold the lead from the pole with Amberlu Lilly, but always had a lap full of horse as the mare loped along behind the leader Apalachin. When the pressure was applied in the final half lap, the opening that Lewis desired eventuated and Amberlu Lilly answered the call to atone for some ordinary efforts in the past month. There was early support for Grinfromheaven ($5-$4) but the mare was never a winning hope after settling at the tail of the field. Class above rivals WINNER of the Victor Harbor Guineas the previous start saw Limestone Bay start at unbackable odds in the threeyear-old pace. Those odds were justified less than 50 metres after the start when Limestone Bay flew the start from barrier five to spear straight to the lead and made the race a procession thereafter. Whereas Limestone Bay broke the two minute mile rate at Victor Harbor, the gelding had little more than a training run on Tuesday night which was reflected in the slow mile rate of 2.07.0, although he did whistle home the last half in 58.6 seconds as he put a space on his rivals. Top Share briefly injected some interest into the race at the bell when he loomed up three wide but the challenge was shortlived. Treble achieved with cool drive WITH 1000 metres to run in heat two of the R0 pace, Brent Howard's chances of a driving treble appeared to be getting slimmer by the second. He was back in the field hemmed in on the pegs with the even money favourite Just Be Modern as the second favourite Eyerroamin sailed along out in front. Howard's prayers were answered when Dalcross set off three wide, allowing him room to move into the running line even though Just Be Modern was still back last at the 600 metres. Howard's patience paid off as he was able to thread his way through the field and then give chase to Eyesrroamin. Just Be Modern was a cheap purchase for the Howard stable from Victoria late last year, and the outlay was more than returned when the mare broke her maiden status at start number nine. Untroubled to remain unbeaten THE first two-year-old race of the season had only four starters, and it was expected that the Rebecca East trained Hez The One would make it two wins from as many starts. The colt had won on debut at Victor Harbor in January, but there was some interest for the Warrnambool first starter Living Diamond. The filly went straight to the lead and may have made it interesting but for galloping with 1100 metres to run, thereby ruining all chance. It turned out to be an easy winning drive for Jayson Finnis as Hez The One cruised to the lead at the 400 metres and kept his unbeaten status intact. A small break for local harness racing with the next meeting (another Tuesday night) scheduled for February 25. Victoria Hotel drive of the night: Brent Howard (Just Be Modern). Black bookers: Galleons Warrior (big effort to come from last and then win with ease).
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