The Frame notches first win for new trainer
New Albany trainer Adrian Shanks tasted success on Saturday night, with The Frame storming home to record an impressive win at Harold Reid Paceway.
Shanks has joined the local training ranks this season and notched his first victory when The Frame saluted in the $7500 MCB Pace (2258m) after being caught wide in the run, and powered home to win by a head over Batavia On Fire.
The five-year-old gelding ran ninth in his WA debut for Shanks last month but improved strongly at his second start, driven by reinsman Tim Stone. Stone finished with a driving double after guiding Safari Storm home in race 2, a horse which he also trains.
Jumping from gate one on the front row Safari Storm was able to dictate terms, leading throughout to win by 10.9m over Savanna, trained by Shanks.
Broomehill trainer Alfred Paganoni notched a winning double on the seven-race card after Its Major Bubbles and Disco Under Fire won consecutive races with Wesley Andrews in the sulky.
Veteran pacer Penola Girl recorded her second career win at start no.147 for trainer David Goulden.
Penola Girl, driver by Emily Suvaljko, won her first ever start as a four-year-old and scored 11 third placings since before finally breaking through again in the Clark’s Newsagents Westbred Pace (2258m) on Saturday.
The 10-year-old mare won by 7.8m over Star Of Bethany.
It was the second leg of a double for Suvaljko after she won the opening event of the program on four-year-old Elect The Starzzz.
Albany Harness Racing Club will hold their fourth meeting of the season this Saturday night.
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