Clear skies and some close finishes were highlights of another geat night of harness racing last Tuesday night at the Young Paceway.
Leeton trained Brobenah Boy ($2) firmed to favourite prior to the start of race one and gained an inside run in the straight to grab a head winning advantage over Never Been Said.
Forbes trainer Andrew Ward was to spoil the favourite's party in race two with a polished front running drive behind Kempley Princess ($25.30), securing a start in the $13,500 final at Dubbo on May 24.
Bernie Hewitt entrusted the driving duties to former local and accomplished rugby leaque player Blake Hewitt in race three, sending Thatswhatisaid out a short priced favourite and not disappointing with an all the way win over Life Lavros and Rave On Rabbits.
The winner set a new track record for the 1720 metre journey of 1:54.2 with a winning advantage of three-and-three-quarter metres. Raiders fans would be smiling with a number of the Green Machine having more than a passing interest.
Club Menangle senior representative Bill Ellis presented the trophy to connections.
Babyitscold in race four recorded a convincing win over Bobby Street and Charlevoix. The mile rating of 1:57.6 was a great result and a margin of six metres to give the winner his fifth win from 25 starts.
The Canberra connection continued in race five when Frank O'Sullivan landed his second win of the night with Majadore finding the line over equal favourite Moto Mate.
The winner was bred and is still owned by local participent Eric Basham and has now posted five wins for his dedicated owner.
Locally trained gelding Brexitt was installed favourite in race six ahead of Monterei Duke, a local challenge expected from both camps. Monterei Duke ran home strongly to grab a narrow nose victory over Four Starzz Chef and early leader Ester Burns.
Ally Rogan was installed favourite in race seven ahead of polemarker Ace Reporter, the form around both runners was comparable.
Following a mighty tussle between Pearls For Tash and Ally Rogan for the majority of the race, Mark Hewitt showed great skill in sitting third for most of the race before sprinting to the lead at the 400m marker to skip clear in the straight.
The final race of the night had great interest with first starter Well Said Harps being installed as pre-race favourite.
After starting well, the Junee trained gelding raced in the front half of the field before tiring in the straight behind eventual winner Crime Dont Pay who led at the bell to defeat Jimmy Beach and Rock Fisherman by a convincing eight-and-three-quarter metre margin.
Young will race again on Saturday night, June 1.