8th October Bendigo: Peter Svanosio and partners brought up two wins in succession with 4Y0 Majestic Son-Access To Success mare Norquay by taking the 2150 metre Hygain Trotters Mobile. Trained and driven by son Chris, Norquay (gate 5) led throughout to register a 5.2 metre margin in advance of Chu Chits (one/one at bell) after a slow beginning, with Ima Calvert Rose 10.2 metres back in third place after trailing the winner. The mile rate 2-02.8.
13th October Stawell: Merv Butterworth enjoyed a profitable day with both G I Joe and Frostyflyer winning their respective races. Seven year old Bettors Delight-Breath Of Life gelding G I Joe trained and driven by Kerryn Manning enjoyed a sweet trip mid-field from gate four in the Stanley Anyon Memorial Pace over 2180 metres as the favourite Mornings led from the pole. Moving forward out wide approaching the final bend, G I Joe finished full of running to defeat Blissful Stride along the sprint lane by 1.6 metres after trailing the weakening leader, with Our Sir Oliver (one/one) third a half neck away. The mile rate 2-02.8.
Much travelled 8Y0 Jeremes Jet-Frostyana gelding Frostyflyer outstayed his rivals in the 2180 metre Lorna Anyon Memorial Pace. Racing exposed outside Marjorie Jean throughout from gate five, Frostyflyer surged clear on turning to record a 1.2 metre victory ahead of Major Exclusive (three wide solo last lap) and Dot The Eye (one/one) who was 3.4 metres in arrears of the runner up. The mile rate 2-01.3
16th October Shepparton: Rod Pollock’s seven year old Framework-Riegle Anne mare Scottish Sardius produced a career best performance to land the Shepparton Presentation Night Trotters Handicap over 2190 metres. Trained and driven by Inglewood’s Peter Sanderson for himself and wife Jenny, along with breeders Rod and Anne Pollock, Scottish Sardius began with her usual zest from 20 metres, going forward to park in the open outside polemarker Starlight Red. With no cover coming, Scottish Sardius raced the entire trip uncovered before surging past the pacemaker in the straight to register a 2.8 metre victory, accounting for Valley Ess Jay from mid-field and Black Cat Claw along the sprint lane from three back the markers who was 5.5 metres in arrears of the runner up. The mile rate 2-05.9.
18th October Geelong: Rob Molloy is a member of a large syndicate that races Kiwi bred 7Y0 Washington VC-Aces Win gelding All Jokers Todaright who scored in the Bill Teesdale Claiming Pace over 2100 metres. Starting inside the second line, All Jokers Todaright was quickly eased wide as the start was effected to settle three back in the moving line as favourite Phil Monty exploded away from outside the front line to lead. Sent forward at the bell to park outside the pacemaker, trainer/driver Mattie Craven applied plenty of pressure to the leader in the final circuit to gain a slight edge approaching the home turn. Drawing clear on straightening, All Jokers Todaright registered an easy 8.4 metre margin over Phil Monty, with Tuxedo Max a neck away third after trailing the leader. The mile rate 1-59.7.
19th October TP Melton: Norquay was again victorious for Peter Svanosio and partners, making it three from three for the stable when greeting the judge in the Melton Toyota Trotters Mobile over 2240 metres i a rate of 2-01.5. Leading out from gate three, Chris Svanosio rated her a treat to hit the line 3.8 metres in advance of Success Counts (five back the markers after a bad beginning), with Champagne Prince third 1.6 metres back after racing in the open.
Peter Judd’s Benstud Standardbreds were also winners on the Melton program when 5Y0 American Ideal-Hectic mare Emerging Talent landed the Alabar Vicbred Platinum Country Series Final over 1720 metres. Trained by David Aiken and driven by Kima Frenning, Emerging Talent enjoyed the run of the race from the pole trailing the leader Wanted Lady drawn next to her. Coming away from the inside on the final bend, Emerging Talent was too tough in the run to the wire, scoring by 2.7 metres over Topsies Delight from mid-field to be three wide on the home turn. Wanted Lady was third a head away. The mile rate 1-55.1.
21st October Cranbourne: Terry Suhan and Len Petch’s part-owned 4Y0 Somebeachsomewhere-Resonante gelding Glenledi Boy trained by Gary and Debbie Quinlan at Drouin, scored in the Hyland Harness Colours Pace over 2080 metres in a rate of 1-58.9. Driven by Jason Lee who made the long trip from Terang, Glenledi Boy starting from the pole settled three back along the markers as Illawong Mustang (gate three) led for Greg Sugars. Still in a tight pocket approaching the final bend, Jason Lee was able to extricate Glenledi Boy into the clear halfway up the running and charging late, got up to win by a nose in a tricky finish over Rockasaki which had every chance along the sprint lane after trailing the pacemaker. Illawong Mustang was third 1.1 metres back. It was Glenledi Boy’s fifth success in 12 race appearances.
24th October Kilmore: John & Christine Yeomans’ Longnwindingroad a cleverly named 4Y0 gelded son of Always A Virgin and Gone Walkabout, led throughout from the pole in the Triple Treat @ Trackside Maiden Pace over 2180 metres to easily account for His Dream Lives On which trailed from gate two on the second line, with Classic Arc a game third after racing exposed from gate three. The margins 15.7 X 4.3 metres in a mile rate of 2-01.4.