‘Maori Legend’ back on at Laidlaw Park

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The Stawell Harness Racing Club will stage the 16th edition of their feature event for 2yo trotters, The Maori Legend at Laidlaw Park on Monday afternoon in a nine-race program commencing at 12.49pm and concluding at 5.33pm. The Maori Legend pays tribute to the Marnoo’s famous “Maori” dynasty developed by Healy family over the past 50 plus years. The $14,000 mobile start contest has attracted a small field of just six runners, no doubt due to the presence of the very smart Peter Manning trained gelding Plymouth Chubb, which has posted a picket fence of six straight wins since mixing its gait on debut. With covid restrictions Monday’s meeting will be conducted behind closed gates, under strict CV19 protocols and with only participants and essential officials in attendance. Harness fans can follow all the action at Stawell live and free on the Trots Vision stream, national racing radio network and Sky, with full fields, form-guides and punting plans available at www.harness.org.au. Last weekend’s Kilmore Trotters Cup winner The Penny Drops was outstanding in winning the 2600 metre Swan Hill Trotters Cup on Friday night. OTHER NEWS: Trained at Stawell by Ray Harvey and driven by Grant Campbell, the 5yo was unusually slow to begin from the 10 metre mark and copped a check soon after to settle towards the tail of the field. There were plenty of mid-race moves in the long-distance contest and Campbell took his charge three wide with a trail before working to the spot outside the leader with a lap to go. In a similar tactic to that employed at Bendigo, Campbell upped the tempo at the bell and “Penny” proved much too strong for his rivals over the final stages, scoring by 8 metres in a new track record rate of 2.02.1. Ararat trainer/driver Michael Bellman’s very honest, 5yo mare Gracie Cullen notched up her 7th career victory on Monday afternoon at Charlton in the $7000 Elders Pace. The daughter of Alta Christiano NZ enjoyed the run of the race from her pole draw, trailing the leader throughout before utilising the sprint lane over the final stages to score by a neck in a rate of 1.57.2 over the flying mile. Charlton trainer Joey Thompson’s 5yo gelding Cee Cee In America led all the way at Swan Hill on Thursday night with in-form concession driver Ryan Sanderson aboard. The recent purchase for stable clients made it three wins from six starts in the Thompson silks and career victory number eleven, when holding off a late charge from Where Ya Bin (Jack Laugher) to score by half-head in a rate of 1:57.2. Best bet: R5 No.2 Okinawa Beach $6 win Value bet: R2 No.4 Cracked Pepper $3 eachway Flexi bet: Box quinella R8 Nos. 3,4,6,7,8 spend $8 Last return: NIL @ Horsham Trots Balance: $817.20

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The Stawell Harness Racing Club will stage the 16th edition of their feature event for 2yo trotters, The Maori Legend at Laidlaw Park on Monday afternoon in a nine-race program commencing at 12.49pm and concluding at 5.33pm.

The Maori Legend pays tribute to the Marnoo’s famous “Maori” dynasty developed by Healy family over the past 50 plus years.

The $14,000 mobile start contest has attracted a small field of just six runners, no doubt due to the presence of the very smart Peter Manning trained gelding Plymouth Chubb, which has posted a picket fence of six straight wins since mixing its gait on debut.

With covid restrictions Monday’s meeting will be conducted behind closed gates, under strict CV19 protocols and with only participants and essential officials in attendance.

Harness fans can follow all the action at Stawell live and free on the Trots Vision stream, national racing radio network and Sky, with full fields, form-guides and punting plans available at www.harness.org.au.

Last weekend’s Kilmore Trotters Cup winner The Penny Drops was outstanding in winning the 2600 metre Swan Hill Trotters Cup on Friday night.

Trained at Stawell by Ray Harvey and driven by Grant Campbell, the 5yo was unusually slow to begin from the 10 metre mark and copped a check soon after to settle towards the tail of the field.

There were plenty of mid-race moves in the long-distance contest and Campbell took his charge three wide with a trail before working to the spot outside the leader with a lap to go.

In a similar tactic to that employed at Bendigo, Campbell upped the tempo at the bell and “Penny” proved much too strong for his rivals over the final stages, scoring by 8 metres in a new track record rate of 2.02.1.

Ararat trainer/driver Michael Bellman’s very honest, 5yo mare Gracie Cullen notched up her 7th career victory on Monday afternoon at Charlton in the $7000 Elders Pace.

The daughter of Alta Christiano NZ enjoyed the run of the race from her pole draw, trailing the leader throughout before utilising the sprint lane over the final stages to score by a neck in a rate of 1.57.2 over the flying mile.

Charlton trainer Joey Thompson’s 5yo gelding Cee Cee In America led all the way at Swan Hill on Thursday night with in-form concession driver Ryan Sanderson aboard.

The recent purchase for stable clients made it three wins from six starts in the Thompson silks and career victory number eleven, when holding off a late charge from Where Ya Bin (Jack Laugher) to score by half-head in a rate of 1:57.2.

West Side Wimmera Wally’s Tips

Best bet: R5 No.2 Okinawa Beach $6 win

Value bet: R2 No.4 Cracked Pepper $3 eachway

Flexi bet: Box quinella R8 Nos. 3,4,6,7,8 spend $8

Last return: NIL @ Horsham Trots

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