Day At The Track

Dusty Feelin another win in the air

03:41 PM 13 Apr 2018 NZST
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Paul Hill
Paul Hill

Paul Hill has enjoyed a sensational run over the years training some of the state's top harness racing juveniles.

The Old Beach mentor is the man with the Midas touch, last season applying the polish to reigning two-year-old Filly of the Year, Iden Bliss, and three-year-old titleholder Playing Arkabella.

Paul is equally at home in the sulky but one of his qualities as a top horseman and trainer is knowing that when one of the leading drivers in the state is available you utilise their talent get the job done.

Paul's impressive three-year-old Feelin Dusty is engaged tonight in Hobart in race three, the Roberts Sprint Lane Pace, and he has called upon the services of Hall Of Fame reinsman Ricky Duggan.

Duggan has driven the Mr Feelgood-Maybe Elite colt on six occasions for three victories and three placings and will need to be at his best tonight to navigate a successful path after drawing wide on the second line in 11.

Last year’s Dandy Patch winner has come back strongly as a three-year-old winning three races this season including a runaway 15-metre victory in Hobart on March 18.

“It’s a tricky draw so I will be looking to settle back and assess the race from there if the cards fall our way I’d like to travel into the race with a cart up at the bell, hopefully on the back of Streetside Classic,” said a thoughtful Duggan.

“I drove Streetside Classic last time out when he ran fourth to Mister Magic Man in Launceston and he has a lot of ability so I won't be underestimating him and Gareth will more than likely try and find the top with Lead Singer so I’m excepting a very competitive race.”

“I wouldn’t be swapping my bloke for anything, he’s a talented colt with plenty of courage, he trialled well earlier in the week and Paul always has him ready to race, he’s only missed a place once in 13 starts and that was when he finished in a different suburb after being knocked out of the race, there are not many pacers with a record like that,” said Ricky with a touch of confidence.

Tonight's seven-event Tasmanian Pacing Club card, commencing at 18.08, can be viewed via the live service at tasracing.com.au.

 
Shane Yates
 

tasracing.com.au for replays sectionals and formguide

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