Tasmanian Harness Highlights – Thursday, 22 April

22 April 2021 | Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

The Office Of Racing Integrity on Wednesday handed down their decision into an ongoing inquiry from the 2021 Tasmania Cup.

All parties involved in the protest, third and second against the winner, were informed after the protest on race night that the steward’s panel intended to consider AHRR174 at a further inquiry.

Appointed steward Ray Murrihy, under the powers of AHRR174, relegated Bullys Delight from first to 14th placing.

A detailed report of the decision can be found on the Office Of Racing Integrity Website.

Connections of Bullys Delight indicated that they would lodge an appeal against the decision with the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board.

Last week we had a small but select meeting in Hobart on Friday where a state record tumbled before we went to Launceston for a competitive nights racing.

This week we race in Devonport on Friday night before Hobart on Sunday night, which will be the first Tier One meeting in the south since the Tasmania Cup meeting.

The Stars

Dylan Ford – had a weekend out with three winners. The Ben Woodsford-trained Metro Star kicked off his weekend with a handy win in Hobart before Ford’s double in Launceston with Lets Go Bill and Christian Jaz.

Blame It On Me – was a dominant winner of the L.H.T Cup Prelude in Hobart on Friday night. The four-year-old mare overcome a 20-metre handicap in the 2579- metre event. The L.H.T Cup was deleted due to a lack of nominations from this weeks meeting, with Tasracing indicating the race will be rescheduled to a later date.

Bronte Miller – drove her first double in Launceston with Aha Reaction and Ranieri. Both horses are prepared by Ben Yole who trained four winners on the card, with Good Feelings and Dolly Miss Molly scoring on the night, Troy McDonald drove that duo.

Moonlite Bay – the Brooke Hammond-trained gelding continued on his winning way when scoring in the opening race on Sunday night. The pacer was sent out the $1.24 favourite and held off a late challenge from Rockandahardplace for the victory.

Mascott – broke the states trotters record with a dominant win in Friday nights Trotters event in Hobart. The gelded son of Majestic Son led to win in the mile event in 2m 0.6s.

Multiple Winners

Hobart – Friday evening
Rohan Hillier – driving double; Eye See Double and Mascott.

Launceston – Sunday evening
Ben Yole – training quarter – Aha Reaction, Good Feelings, Ranieri and Dolly Miss Molly.
Dylan Ford – driving double; Lets Go Bill and Christian Jaz,
Bronte Miller – driving double; Aha Reaction and Tanieri,
Troy McDonald – driving double; Good Feelings and Dolly Miss Molly.

Tasracing Calculated Sectionals

Hobart – Friday evening
Only In Rome 58.46s, Cold Crusher 58.59s, Got The Goods 58.65s, Yellow Taxi 58.71s and Ol Titch 58.73s.

Launceston – Sunday evening
Somedan 56.28s, Racketeers Boy 56.61s, Rockandahardplace 56.69s, Proficient 57.03s and Deadly Assassin 57.18s.

View all available Tasmanian Sectional Data by clicking here.

Tasracing Official Price

Hobart – Friday evening
Hit’s: Blame It On Me $9.00 into $6.00, Missin Rock $8.50 into $6.00 and Mascott $7.00 into $6.00.

Defied The Drift: Metro Star $4.20 out to $4.80,

Missed: Baccarat $18 into $9.00, The Deal $6.50 into $4.80, Only In Rome $18 into $6.00 and Got The Goods $8.50 into $4.60.

Launceston – Sunday evening
Hit’s: Moonlite Bay $1.30 into $1.24, Lets Go Bill $6.00 into $3.70 and Good Feelings $6.50 into $5.00.

Defied The Drift: Aha Reaction $4.60 out to $7.00, Christian Jaz $10 out to $13, Ranieri $5.00 out to $7.00 and Dolly Miss Molly $2.40 out to $3.40.

Missed: Fury Dan $19 into $9.50, Southern Gnp $26 into $13, Guys Bettor Bet $3.80 into $3.20, Brian Who $19 into $12, Kiavino Stride $8.00 into $4.60 and Magic Joe $4.60 into $2.25.

Trial File

Launceston – Sunday afternoon
Three trials were held prior to Sundays meeting.

Conor Crook drove two winners, including the Ben Yole-trained Montana Lad, who led all the way to win a 57 and better trial in a mile rate of 1m 58.9s for the 1680-metre trip.

Kuyomi, a four-year-old mare by Bettors Delight, was also driven by Crook, who he also trains. The mare came from last to score by 10 metres in a mile rate of 2m 0.6s.

The no higher than 41 trial was won by two-year-old filly Guenevers Madonna.

A daughter of Allamerican Ingot, the pacer raced behind the leader before working to the line nicely in 2m 2.6s.

Week Ahead

Friday: The Devonport Harness Racing Club stage a seven-race card that commences at 17:34.

Sunday: Sees the first Tier One meeting in Hobart for over a month with the Col Saunders Memorial Brighton Cup, the feature race on the nine-race card commences at 17:09.

Monday: Trials will be held in Hobart from 17:30.


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