By Len Baker
Romsey trainer-driver Chris Svanosio enjoyed a happy night in cold conditions at the Kilmore harness meet last Tuesday, May 9, by providing a double win.
Very much in-form four-year-old Creatine-Aldebaran Shelly mare Lady Adelia was impressive in taking the Momentum Gaming Trotters Mobile, over 2180 metres.
Going forward from outside the front line to park outside the Bolinda mare Kyvalleyhoneybunny, Lady Adelia made an unsuccessful bid for the front in the early stages before being restrained to the back of the pacemaker.
Coming away from the inside in the final circuit, Lady Adelia raced a little roughly with Svanosio holding her together until turning as Kyvalleeyhoneybunny went for home.
Once balanced on straightening, Lady Adelia stretched out beautifully to register a 1.6-metre margin over Kyvalleyhoneybunny. Wish Upona Dream was third 13.5 metres back. The mile rate 2-04.9.
Stablemate Better Brother, a three-year-old gelded son of Pet Rock and Shes A Killer, was tough in winning the 1690-metre Jet Roofing Vicbred Pace, after racing uncovered from outside the front line when shadowing the poleline leader Emjaybee.
Surging clear on turning, Better Brother won in a breeze by 11.8 metres from Ruby Wingate along the sprint lane after trailing the pacemaker, with Misslola a head away third. The mile rate 1-57.3.
Kilmore listed trainer Ben Yole provided half of the field in the O’Brien Electrical Pace over 2180 metres and snared the trifecta with 10-year-old American Ideal-Lombo Glad Rages gelding Ideal Investment defeating Nifty Jolt and Karalta Courage in a mile rate of 2-03.
Driven by the stable’s number one reinsperson Taylor Youl, Ideal Investment was taken back to the rear from and inside second line draw as Nifty Jolt led from gate three.
Moving forward three wide in the final circuit trailing Zaras All Good from the tail, Ideal Investment four wide home turn ran on best to register a 5.5 metre victory. Karalta Courage after a one/one trip was 1.4 metres away in third place.
Ben and Taylor were also to provide a double after six-year-old Million Dollar Cam-Kyallarama mare Didnt I scored in the World’s Best Hoof Oil Pace over 2180 metres, at odds of $26.
Beginning fast to lead from gate three, Didnt I was meritorious after being tackled strongly midrace before kicking away on turning to score by 6.3 metres in 2-00.9 from Northern Terror, which was shuffled back when those ahead of him dropped out. Icanmotor was third 2.6 metres back.
Bolinda’s Glen Davies combined with James Herbertson to capture The Hip Pocket Workwear Pace over 2180 metres with Social Writer, a seven-year-old entire by Sportswriter from Blissful Lombo, who broke his maiden status at start number 26.
Enjoying a cosy trip from gate two trailing the leader Sharkbite Alto, Social Writer ran home best to gain the day by a neck from Fly Like An Angel along the sprint lane from three back, with Cee Oh Dee third 3.5 metres back. The mile rate 2-04.1.
Other winners on the night included:
Carlsruhe trainer-driver Jack Sullivan’s five-year-old gelding Major Max, who landed the $7000 Broadstead Kilmore Trotters Final over 2180 for horses that qualified in the heats on April 27.
Parwan’s Jodi Quinlan trained and reined Art Major-Somejoy filly Somejoyful won the 1690-metre Garrard’s Horse and Hound 3Y0 Pace, returning a mile rate of 2-00.9.
Rochester part-owner and trainer Neville Pangrazio was successful in the 1690-metre MC Security Pace with five-year-old Artsplace-A Few Dollars More mare Cashflow Cassie.
Poolita trainer Sebastian Steenhuis landed the Kilmore Trackside Queen Tribute Show 19th May Book Now Pace over 1690 metres with four-year-old mare Ourbeachbabe.
Lockwood part-owner and trainer Ken Taylor’s handy five-year-old gelding Jaxon Beach snared the Georgina and Co Vicbred Pace over 1690 metres, returning a mile rate of 1-59.2.
Kilmore will host its next racing meeting on Thursday.
• Len Baker is trying to contact a relative of former trots driver Dal Fitzpatrick who lived in Kilmore for many years, in particular one of his two sons Garry or David. Could any relatives of Dal contact Len on 0401 679 745.