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Carnival of Cups hits Hill

Monday, 16th March, 2015

Montana Madge claimed victory in the Rocky Baker Memorial race in the Carnival of Cups on Friday night. Montana Madge claimed victory in the Rocky Baker Memorial race in the Carnival of Cups on Friday night.

By Patrick Reincke

The Rockwell Resources Pty Ltd Pace got the evening underway with Kasey Hocking’s Double Standards claiming the victory.

Double Standards was pursued by Khaleesi and Ellehigh.

Jason Mcginty’s Ellehigh was the outside leader during the opening race with Jacob Kerridge in the driver’s seat.

Khaleesi was the favourite but only managed second with Double Standards winning the 2,210 metre race.

Race two, the Rocky Baker Memorial, saw Rob Wayman’s Montana Madge win the 1,900 metre race.

Montana Madge was the four favourite for the second race of the night but managed to work its way to the front and claim victory.

Shane Loone’s Recede was an early leader but finished in second with race favourite Bronze Destiny in third.

Kilbirnie North View rounded out the first four.

The Coughlan Drilling Pacing Cup was taken out by Henley Franco with the filly winning well from the second row.

Anthony Camilleri’s Cityscape trailed close behind with McArdle’s Art and Bettatobelucky finishing third and fourth.

Race four saw the Carbine Chemicals Pace won by On Thevillagegreen. 

On Thevillagegreen led most of the way in the 1,900 metre race with Kasey Hocking’s Eye Carly bringing up the rear.

Jason Mcginty’s Wrinkle Knutt ran well and finished in third.

The Paewai Shearing Pace had a tight finished amongst the top three.

Mestari was the outside leader and led for a lot of the race with Tianischoice and Another Archangel following behind.

Another Archangel worked his way forward and led at one point before Mestari crossed the line in first.

Tianischoice followed soon after with Archangel having to make do with third.

The final race of the night, the Gomex Drilling Pace was a good one for Matt Schembri.

Schembri’s King Of Dreams led from the front in the 2,210 metre race and showed no sign of faltering.

Kismear came close to stealing victory but finished in second with Artois Stone completing the trifecta.

The Carnival of Cups night was a huge success and paved the way for a successful St Pat’s the next day.

It kicked started a great weekend of racing and concluded the harness racing season in style.

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