Tasmanian Harness Highlights – 13 June

13 June 2024 | Duncan Dornauf for Tasracing

It was an entertaining night of racing in Launceston last Sunday. It was the sole harness meeting of the week in Tasmania, with a 10-race card. Brodie Davis, Allan McDonough, and Mark Yole had a good night in the sulky, all recording multiple wins.

Two meetings will be held this weekend, Launceston on Friday and Hobart on Sunday.

The Stars

All For Dave – ended a run of second placings this season when claiming the Ulverstone Cup. The Kelly Reggett-trained gelding left brilliantly from the standing start to lead all the way. The win was driver Mark Yole’s 800th career winner. The win completed a driving double for him after winning on Keayang Fitzy earlier in the night.

Allan McDonough – claimed a driving treble on the card, including the Max McCormack, with the Clayton Tonkin-trained Best Deal winning by 60.9m. His other winners included Billy Tiger Khan in the two-year-old event, and Indelible continued her winning ways in the night’s final race.

Brodie Davis – is the in-form driver in the state at present, and he continued that form with his first driving treble on Sunday. His win included in-form pacer Nil Desperandum, Art Huntsman who won by 19.9m and Jo An Jo, who completed his treble later in the night.

Stepping Stones – ended a run of outs when she claimed her first win of the season in the Leis, for the Tasbred Fillies and Mares. The Heath Woods-driven mare was patiently driven by Jacob Duggan.

Feats of the meet

Launceston 9, June
Brodie Davis – driving treble,
Allan McDonough – driving treble,
Mark Yole – driving double.

Calculated Sectional Standouts

Launceston 9, June
Miss Papenhuyzen 56.54s, Best Deal 56.60s, Nancestiger 56.75s, Stepping Stones 56.80s and Swimintheriver 57.10s.

Tasracing Official Price

Launceston 9, June
Hit’s: Billys Tiger Khan $1.40 into $1.22, Keayang Fitzy $2.25 into $1.85, Best Deal $1.16 into $1.08, Stepping Stones $1.95 into $1.80, All For Dave $11 into $8.50, Art Huntsman $4.40 into $2.70, Jo An Jo $2.25 into $1.95 and Indelible $3.00 into $1.55.
Defied The Drift: Moth Hunter $2.35 out to $2.45 and Nil Desperandum $1.70 into $1.80.
Missed: Magic Joe $3.00 into $2.80, Spot Ruler $6.00 into $3.20, Napattack Sam $4.60 into $4.00, Alberio $13 into $6.00 and Will He Pike $5.00 into $3.30.

Week Ahead

Friday: Eight races in Launceston from 17:07.

At Gloucester Park, King Island’s Paul Bonner part-owns Sweet Vivienne in race nine.

Saturday: Trials at Carrick Park from 9:00.
Some runners racing interstate with a Tasmanian connection include:

Race 1 #8 Kosimo,
Race 3 #7 Spirit Of Pearl,
Race 6 #4 Last Of The Mohicans.

Sunday: Harness racing in Hobart with nine races from 17:04 featuring the Hobart Belmont Pace.

On Sunday morning, Ignatius will line up in race seven at Yonkers in New York.


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