Cranbourne trainer Michael Hughes heads to Melton this Friday night hopeful that his freshman pacer Bettor Beau can acquit himself well in the $50,000 Group 2 Vicbred Platinum Classic for three-year-old colts and geldings.
Locally trained mares Kira Jo (pictured) and Elteearr book-ended the Cranbourne Harness Racing Club's latest meeting on Sunday night to provide reinsman Emmett Brosnan with a winning double and driving honours on the night.
Veteran pacer Washmepockets will go to war again tonight in the aptly named Battle Of The Claimers final at harness racing's Mlton headquarters. The 11 year old gelding wound back the clock with a convincing win in his heat of the $20,000 series on Saturday night and looks to have a genuine eachway chance in tonight's stanza.
Cranbourne hobbyist Rick Cashman earned bragging rights amongst his local peers after bagging four winners from four drives at the Club's trials fixture on Saturday morning.
Four-year-old pacer Dansbro's stunning win in the Mark Gurrie and Associates Pace at Cranbourne on Tuesday night was his ticket to a well earned rest in the spelling paddock. And no doubt while Dansbro enjoys his time away from the rigours of stable life, his trainer Rick Cashman and connections will be counting down the days to his return to racing.
Two-year-old pacer Bettor Beau created a big impression when he won on debut at Yarra Glen on Monday afternoon. The pacer was one of four unraced youngsters entrusted to local trainer Michael Hughes after the passing of veteran owner, breeder and trainer Arthur Fullwood earlier this year and carried Fullwood's colours of purple and gold to victory on Monday.
Locally trained pacer Elteearr was the medium of heavy support when victorious at Melton on Monday afternoon. Punters rallied behind the pacer, whose fixed odds quote of $8.50 more than halved at the jump, and Elteearr did the rest winning convincingly after leading throughout.
The win of Elteearr at Cranbourne on Tuesday night certainly did a lot to reaffirm two of racing's tried and true adages. In the first place, sometimes horses are just meant to win. And secondly, hindsight is a wonderful thing!!
Six year old mare Little Bit Sassy returned from a lengthy injury enforced layoff to win first up at Warragul on Monday and in doing so, provided the second leg of a double for her Cranbourne trainer Simone Walker.