Thursday, 2nd April, 2015
By Patrick Reincke
Don Pimm’s Bettatobelucky took out the 2015 Pat Walsh Memorial Robinvale Pacing Cup last Sunday with the bay gelding winning in style.
The six-year-old dark horse of the race snuck past the odds-on favourite That’s Rite in the final straight having trailed him for majority of the race.
Bettatobelucky had led the 2,190 metre race early on but dropped in behind the favourite and followed close behind until the bell lap.
In the final straight, he moved to the outside and made a run against the tiring leader to win the cup by just over four metres.
Driver Cassie Robinson was happy with the result.
“It was a great feeling,” she said. He gives it his all and puts in 100 per cent.
“It’s not always simple to win down there.”
Pimm was exceptionally pleased with his horse’s efforts.
“It’s very good, very good, very good. It’s always great to head down to Mildura and get a win.”
Bettatobelucky’s effort capped off a good performance from other local runners on the night.
Pimm’s second horse Riverboat Girl went home with a fourth place in the second heat of the Mildura Pacing Cup and led on the bell lap.
Rob Wayman had a good night with his two steeds finishing second and third.
In the first heat of the Mildura Trotters Cup April 9 Pace, Circle Line ran a strong second with Wayman taking the reins as well.
Circle Line was the fifth favourite and showed $24.60 as its starting odds before racing well and recording a solid placing.
Local Horse of the Year, Montana Madge, ran third in the Robinvale Ladies Auxiliary Pace after a rough start.
The seven-year-old filly raced like she didn’t have $54 starting odds and finished in a respectable third spot.
Anthony Camilleri’s Cityscape ran fourth in the second heat of the Mildura Voluntary Workers Pace with Diamonndsforelliesu finishing seventh in the second heat of the Mildura Pacing Cup.
The harness racing season may have finished in Broken Hill but it still remains up and about elsewhere and these recent results will see trainers work harder to get the wins.