Day At The Track

Harness briefs - 12th September 2017

01:14 PM 12 Sep 2017 NZST
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Mark Purdon and Chase Auckland with members of the Alabar Racing Syndicate
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Star harness racing trialist and highly regarded Auckland Reactor gelding Chase Auckland, is due to have his first start at the races at Addington on Saturday. 

The speedy 3yo pacer has drawn nicely at barrier five on Saturday, which is the New Brighton Cup meeting for the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club.

Raced by the Alabar racing syndicate, Chase Auckland (Auckland Reactor - Delicata) has been impressive at both of his two recent Rangiora workouts and will be hard to beat wherever he lines up in the coming weeks.

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Captain Dolmio trained by Robert Dunn has been ruled out of the New Zealand Cup with a leg injury. The tough Grinfromeartoear gelding will be out action for up to six months.

Captain Dolmio had been a big mover in the New Zealand Cup futures fixed odds win market.

TAB bookmaker Stephen Richardson said " There was plenty of support for Captain Dolmio and he had caved in from an opening price of $26.00 and was down to $16.00 when he was withdrawn"

There are 26 runners left in the TAB market with Lazarus a clear favourite at $2.20 over the All Stars stable mate and Easter Cup winner Heaven Rocks at $3.20.

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Ben Laughton notched up his first winning harness racing drive, when successful behind the Robbie Holmes trained The Golden Boy in a twelve horse maiden field at Rangiora. The Golden Boy powered straight to the front from the mobile and held on easily to beat Airpark Flyer and Dexter Dunn. The time for the 2600m was 3-23.6 with a final 800m in 59.0 seconds.

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Methven hold their first meeting of the season on the grass surface this weekend.  The Clubs of Canterbury Spring Raceday has free admission and the first race starts at 11.45am on Sunday.

 

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