Day At The Track

All the way for Metro Digby

06:14 PM 13 Nov 2017 NZDT
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Metro Digby, harness racing
Metro Digby led throughout to win a C1-C2 in Hobart on Sunday night
Peter Staples Photo

The Paul Williams-trained Metro Digby was sent out a $13 outsider in the opening race on the harness racing program at Luxbet Park Hobart last night, but from barrier three he was able to easily find the lead from where his trainer-driver was able to dictate terms and cruise to an effortless win in a C1-C2 over 2090 metres.

Metro Digby scored by six metres from the favourite Zhukov Leis ($2.70) with Courageous Katee ($3.30) a half-neck away third and just in advance of the well-backed Rollon Jack ($3.60).

The winner's stablemate Eternal Shadow settled third on the rails and ran on fairly in the home straight to finish fifth.

Metro Digby (Metropolitan-Jolopez) went into the race with excellent form, having been placed at two of his three previous outings that followed an impressive win in similar company in Launceston.

"The horse is always very hard to beat when he leads and he did it with ease tonight," Williams said.

It was Metro Digby's eighth career win from 56 starts but he also has notched 17 minor placings for career prizemoney of almost $60,000.

Peter Staples

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