Club president scores apt win

Reddington and driver John Morrison beat Blarney Babe and Mark Hurrell to score an appropriate...
Reddington and driver John Morrison beat Blarney Babe and Mark Hurrell to score an appropriate win for trainer and club president Daryl Trainor at Forbury Park last night. PHOTO: JONNY TURNER
The President's Fillies and Mares Mobile Pace at Forbury Park last night truly belonged to club president Daryl Trainor.

The man in the Forbury Park Trotting Club's top job triumphed as trainer when Reddington dashed up the passing lane to win a 2200m race for maiden fillies and mares.

Reddington was superbly driven by junior reinsman John Morrison, who had the mare in the trail after drawing the outside of the front line of the mobile.

Trainor is in his first term as club president.

"I am enjoying it. It has got its challenges but I have got a great bunch of guys around me," he said.

Frustration turned to jubilation for the connections of 3yr-old Allandale, who won thanks to an ice-cold drive from Rory McIlwrick.

The Geoff and Jude Knight-trained pacer broke a hopple in the first of his two runs at the recent Waikouaiti meeting. He then galloped when not handling a rain-soaked track in his second attempt there.

"He is a really nice horse who is only getting better," Geoff Knight said.

"After having such bad luck it's great for his owners, Graham and Dianne Sinnamon. They have been with us a long time and are brilliant owners."

Mosgiel trotter Its Elvis won the feature trot, thanks to a perfect run in the trail with driver Blair Orange.

Holdon Toyaspurs delivered a popular win for veteran Hyde trainer and part-owner Mick Prendergast.

Holdon Toyaspurs was driven in the junior drivers trot (2200m) by Matt Purvis and had one and a-half lengths over Fira and Moniburns at the finish line.

The Graeme Anderson-trained Get It On won one of the most exciting races on the Forbury Park card.

Driver Dexter Dunn had the maiden pacer sitting off a hot speed in the 2200m pace, which was set up by Whata Razzle Dazzle and Cruisin Reuben.

Get It On wore down a tenacious Cruisin Reuben and added to the winning record of his dam, Lucerne Lil. Get It On became the fifth of her foals who have made it to the races and won.

Veteran sprinter Batman extended his record to nine wins with success in the open 1400m race at Riccarton yesterday. The horse was dropping down in class after competing in Tommy Tucker's group 3 White Robe Lodge Weight-For-Age at Wingatui last month.

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