Dont Be Teasin Me proves too strong for her rivals
Dont Be Teasin Me stormed into calculations for the Albany Harness Racing Club fillies and mares final next Saturday after an upset win in the third and final heat of the series at Harold Reid Paceway on Friday night.
Starting a $31 chance in the opening event on the card, the David Goulden-trained mare was simply too strong for her rivals sitting outside the leader Safari Storm in running before kicking as the field turned for home on the last occasion.
Driven by Mitchell Miller, the eight-year-old responded strongly in the closing stages to pull clear and win by 3.2m on the line edging out the $45 chance Wasted Study in the Pony Trots Mares Qualifying Heat 3 Pace (1828m).
Dont Be Teasin Me won in Albany on New Year’s Eve, but her form has been up and down since then, with two other minor placings before her fourth career win.
Kathleen Betty and Track The Navajo were other heat winners in the series, with the final to be contested over 1828m next Saturday.
It was a successful night for the Albany-based Goulden and Miller, with the pair combining to take out the Alan Murphy Memorial Discretionary Pace (2643m) with Across The Way.
Across The Way ($33 chance) began strongly for Miller and raced to the early lead to win by a half-head at the finish.
That victory was the third leg of a winning treble for Miller after he guided Our Jeremes Gem home to win the Pocock Building Company Pace (1828m) for Denmark trainer Bob Poolman.
Reinsman Trent Wheeler also scored a treble on the night, combining with short-priced favourites One For Sassy, Myanniegoat, and Tisadream.
One For Sassy notched successive wins after being too strong in race 4 for trainer Aiden De Campo before three-year-old filly Myanniegoat won race 7 and then Tisadream smashed his rivals in the last race, winning by 41.4m, both for trainer Andrew De Campo.
Trainer Matthew Saw brought up the 100th winner of his career when Pass The Magic took out the Milton Gillingham Memorial Pace (2683m).
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