Change as good as a holiday for Red Terror

WELL-TRAVELLED pacer Red Terror showed he is enjoying life in the South when winning at Oamaru on Saturday.

The 5yr-old scored his fourth career win for his seventh trainer, Brad Williamson, who also drove the horse.

The Oamaru horseman struck instant success with Red Terror, who arrived in his stable after running second
at Gore less than a week earlier for his previous trainer and part-owner, Matt Saunders.

Saunders has sent the horse to Williamson temporarily to take advantage of the numerous grass-track meetings in Otago this month.

The Tapanui trainer races the pacer with John Cutler, of Dunedin, and Gerry Breen, of Queenstown.

Red Terror is the third of three horses who have been well tried in other stables before taken over by the trio of owners and joining Saunders' Barn.

Saunders, Cutler and Breen previously struck relatively quick with pacers Stoppitt and Go Getta.

Williamson did not take any chances with Red Terror, and worked the horse to the front after getting back in the field from his wide draw.

The pacer impressed his trainer-driver by fighting on strongly.

"He had to work to get around them and he was there to be caught, but he kept going."

Williamson scored another win in similar circumstances with Futura Easton.

He has been the caretaker trainer since the pacer ran second at the Gore meeting on February 9.

Williamson worked him to the front early

and ended up winning by more than two lengths.

Futura Easton's official trainer and owner is Brian Norman, of Tahakopa.


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