Tasmanian Harness Highlights – Thursday, 8 November

09 November 2018
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The future stars were out in force at the Devonport Showgrounds on Sunday afternoon when the first two heats of the 6ty Youngbloods took place, the six-race series continues in Hobart on Friday afternoon and again in Launceston the following week.

It was a big week for the states leading trainer Ben Yole who trained five winners across the 14-races held last weekend.

The only meeting of the week will be in Hobart on Friday afternoon for a six-race card that features a healthy Quinella Jackpot on the final race of the day.

The Stars

Riverboat Jasper – won his third consecutive NWTLHA Cup on Sunday in Devonport, the former Easter Cup and this years Devonport Cup winner was a tough winner being three-wide over the final circuit and was able to survive a protest to win the race.

Conor Crook – found the winners circle on four occasions over the weekend, including his driving treble in Devonport on Sunday afternoon, last seasons leading junior driver currently holds a two-point lead in the 6ty Youngbloods Series.

Lake Eyre and No Apachemee – these two Ben Yole trained pacers won four of the 14-races held in the state last weekend between them. After winning in Launceston on Friday night both horses were back in the winners’ circle in Devonport on Sunday.

North Star Lad – it was great to see Shane Boon back in the winners stall as an owner of the first race winner on Sunday, Boon was sidelined from the sulky after a bad fall in Devonport on December 26, 2016.

Multiple Winners

Launceston - Friday

Ben Yole - training double; Lake Eyre, No Apachemee, Rocknrollhighlight and My Jackofdiamonds.

Rohan Hadley – driving double; Cardinal Art and Rocknrollhighlight.

Troy McDonald – driving double; No Apachemee and My Jackofdiamonds.

Devonport – Sunday

Ben Yole – training treble – Lake Eyre, No Apachemee and Ready To Fire.

Conor Crook – driving treble – Lake Eyre, No Apachemee and Rattlenhum.

Calculated Sectional Standouts

Quickest last halves (800m) from last week’s action.

Launceston - Friday
No Apachemee 58.02s, Kvitova Leis 58.38s, Lake Eyre 58.87s, Im Full Tilt 58.92s and Iam Aw Sam 59.30s.

Devonport - Sunday

Perfect Mach 58.54s, No Apachemee 58.70s, Riverboat Jasper 58.71s, Im Compliant 58.78s and Goggo Gee Gee 58.98s.

You can view sectionals from every runner from the meeting and more Tasmanian Sectional Data by clicking here.

Tasracing Official Price

Launceston - Friday

Hit's: General Jamane $9.00 into $3.20 (Price affected by late scratching of race favourite),

Defied The Drift: Cardinal Art $7.00 out to $10 and No Apachemee $9.00 out to $12,

Missed: Rainbow Phoenix $20 into $14, Goggo Gee Gee $8.00 into $6.00 and Ready To Fire $7.00 into $3.70,

Devonport - Sunday

Hit's: No Apachemee $4.20 into $3.10, Riverboat Jasper $8.00 into $7.00 and Ideal Karalta $7.50 into $3.60.

Defied The Drift: Lake Eyre $3.20 out to $4.40 and Ready To Fire $7.00 out to $8.00.

Missed: Good Feelings $16 into $11, Im Full Tilt $15 into $9.00 and Laconic Jamane $12 into $5.00

Trial File

Hobart - Monday
Laredo Torpedo looks set to continue on his winning way in Hobart on Friday afternoon and the Juanita McKenzie trained pacer warmed up for Fridays assignment with a trial victory on Monday night.

It was a standing start trial over 2090-metres which was run in good time for a standing start trial.

The mile rate was 2m 1.8s with the last three quarters all ran in under 30-seconds. The gelded son of Bettors Delight settled last in the field of three and was able to defeat Grinable by five metres with Isaac a further metre away in third spot.

The remaining trials were won by Betterthanfetta (2:09.8) and Castor Troy (2:03.2).

Carrick Park - Monday
The husband and wife team of Adam and Natalee Emery combined to win the opening trial with seven-year-old gelding Devil Of Tyne, who recorded the quickest winning mile rate of the session of 2m 5.1s when he won a C0-C1 trial over 2150-metres.

It was the first time Devil Of Tyne has been seen at the track since May 20. He won the trial by 15-metres over Laid Back Kenny.

Remaining winners included; Safari Oakey (2:09.6), Buster William (2:11.0), Gypsys Crown (2:09.6) and Kilburnie North View (2:07.0).

Week Ahead

The 6ty Youngbloods continues in Hobart on Friday afternoon with the third and fourth heat of the six-race series taking place.

Heat Three is race two on the card where the inform Mornings takes on her toughest field since arriving in the state. Samantha Gangell has been drawn to drive the Ben Yole trained pacer who is undefeated in five Tasmanian starts and has drawn wide on the track in barrier six.

Race Six sees the fourth heat of the series where Troy Mcdonald has been allocated the drive on the expected race favourite Couta Rocks. The Marc Butler trained pacer won by over 22m here two starts ago and did a lot of work in the run last start in Launceston when finishing third.

Punters have a few reminders for the Hobart meeting.

The first is the early start of 13:57, Ubet have a $1,000 Quaddie Jackpot which commences on race five. Ubet also have a healthy $6,992 Quinella Jackpot on race eight, judging on previous jackpots of this nature the pool is expected to be in excess of $35,000.

Friday’s meeting will be the first meeting of the season to have a hosted Live Stream coverage commencing with a preview at 13:30.

A number of former pacers that had raced in Tasmania have been performing well in the past week including the former Troy Hillier trained Gotta Go Henry who recorded a time of 1m 53.3 at Menangle on Saturday night, of those that still have a Tasmanian connection racing interstate this week we see:

Gloucester Park - Friday
Race 5 Horse 7 – Devendra.

Menangle - Saturday
Race 1 Horse 10 – Pachacuti,

Race 4 Horse 2 – Shesallapples,

Race 5 Horse – 7 Rykov Leis,

Redcliffe - Saturday
Race 6 Horse 6 – Vande Velde.