Sport

A winning double on Swan Hill track

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Lightly raced three year-olds Soleil De Lune and Taco Tiger gave Cranbourne trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace a winning double at Swan Hill on Monday.

Both horses won Maiden races over 1600m and have the ability to succeed in stronger grade.

Soleil De Lune at his fourth start finished strongly and will appreciate a step up in distance.

Jarrod Lorensini was the winning jockey.

Apprentice Matt Cartwright who continues to impress gave another polished display to guide Taco Tiger to victory over Wardy Boy.

Taco Tiger was seventh at Geelong at her only previous start.

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Craig Newitt landed a longshot double on Clifton Hill trained by Jamie Scott and Buchan Hoaks for Graham Donaldson.

First starter Clifton Hill trailed Jerilderie hope Money In Mud before taking charge in the straight.

Clifton Hill went on to defeat Warrowie Rose by 2 1/4 lengths with He’s All Ready third.

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Swan Hill trainer Austy Coffey, usually dominant at his home track, had nine runners for three second placings.

His first starter The Phantom Bantam should atone next start after gaining clear running too late in the Maiden Plate (975m).

The race was won by another first starter Big Boy’s Girl who also has a bright future.

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Echuca mare Full Ahead posted another second placing at Werribee on Sunday.

Full Ahead advanced to third entering the straight in the Rating 58 (2000m) but was outstayed by Gold Ollie after taking a narrow lead.

Gold Ollie beat Full Ahead by a long head with two lengths to third placed Valentine.

The mare was a last start second at Echuca and has had 18 starts for five seconds and one win.

There was another Echuca placing when She Zed So clocked in third in the Rating 58 (2000m) second division.

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Follow - Harbour Views: Has won six from nine starts and aiming for Group races in the spring.

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Coming winners: Inanup resumed with second to in-form Adelong at Rosehill.

Koonunga, a much travelled mare, followed placings in Sydney and Brisbane with fast finishing second at Flemington.

Pinkham was impressive winning Seymour Maiden at her first start.