Sunday afternoon’s Collie harness racing meet saw $1.80 favourite Adda Rockinheaven lead all the way for trainer reinsman Dean Miller in the main race, the Telstra 5G Pace, where the trophy was a $1000 iPhone.
Both the winner and the runner-up, Nowuseemesmile moved to within two points of the leader in the Noel & Bev Holdsworth Leading Horse award.
The leader, $1.90 favourite, Budd Sidewinder won his second race at Collie to go to the front in the award on 10 points.
He came from the one out one back position in the Ian Scott Handicap to storm to the front for trainer Michael Callegari and driver Dylan Egerton-Green.
The second leg of a double for the leader in the Ray Aramini Reinsperson’s Award has Egerton-Green 16 points clear in the award from Shannon Suvaljko.
The same combination was also successful in the other standing start event when Sammy’s Ideal dashed to the front in the back straight to run away from the opposition with Disco Spirit (Morgan Woodley) taking second from Bettor Twisted for trainer Sarah Suvaljko, the leader in the Auburn Valley Leading Trainer Award. She leads by two points from Peter Tilbrook.
Shannon Suvaljko kept in touch with Egerton-Green with an impressive display behind the Tony Hynam trained Sarge in the Griffo’s Ice Cream Pace when leading all the way int he exceptionally fast time of 2.01.6 for the tight Collie circuit.
Sarge is also just two points off the pace in the hunt for leading horse.
It was a family affair for the Wallrodts in the TBS Stockfeeds Pace with son Cody leading all the way for Mum Karen’s and Dad Leo’s charge Mon Alisa Jet.
She started a $3.50 favourite, also returning $2.20 for the place.
The opening event on the program, the Past Members Pace, went to another leader in the Hayden Reeves trained, Morgan Woodley reined, Secure The Gold.
In a heady drive the horse charged away to a 25 metre gap early before coming back to the field in the final lap to win narrowly.
He was great value at $5.60 and $1.50 as he has been consistent this season.
The kids bike went to Jett Morton with Ken Truscott winning a Tote voucher for correctly forecasting the winners of races 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The Punters Club had a welcome win of $187 this week so the share is now valued at $33. Hopefully he will really hit his straps next meeting.
One winner and six placings was a good result for Collie connections in Friday night’s Narrogin program.
Triple Brie continued her good form by coming home well for third for Bianca Ashcroft and Ashleigh Markham as a $1.50 place chance.
Cody Wallrodt ran two thirds with Stephen Jelf’s Roman Reign ($4.60) and Charlie Draper’s Aint Misbehavin ($3.00).
Trent Wheeler piloted the $2.90 favourite Glens of Tekoa to a win for Matthew Scott.
He also sat behind the favourite in Dennis Morton’s Handover Penny who charged home late for second as a $1.20 place chance.
Another second was behind Adrian Shanks’ Miss Stonebridge ($2.40) and he ran an encouraging third behind Peter Hemsley’s Hillbilly Time who sat in his customary breeze position for the journey.
This weekend’s racing centre’s around the Narrogin Cup meeting on Saturday Night and Bridgetown’s Cup meeting on Sunday afternoon where several Collie horse are nominated to compete.
Favourite Adda Rockinheaven (No 1) winning the main race the Telstra 5G pace for Dean Miller