Voak grabs the glory with four wins on night

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Chris Voak drove four of the seven winners on Saturday night at Albany.
Camera IconChris Voak drove four of the seven winners on Saturday night at Albany. Credit: Ben Crabtree

Leading reinsman Chris Voak dominated the seven-race card at Harold Reid Paceway on Saturday night, steering home more than half the winners.

Voak drove four winners at the penultimate meeting on the Albany Harness Racing Club calendar and now has eight victories from just 23 drives in Albany this season.

Trainer Barry Howlett and Voak got the night started on a high, winning the first two races with short-priced favourites Bettor Class and All The Bells.

Bettor Class made it three wins from four starts after winning the West Coast Livestock Bill Kingston Albany Pace (2265m) by just over 2m from Enchantress.

Voak and Howlett made it an early double when $1.30 favourite All The Bells proved far too strong for her rivals.

All The Bells won by more than 20m in the West Coast Livestock Steve Harris Albany-Mt Barker Pace (2265m) over Grapellies Boy, bringing up the second leg of the Voak-Howlett double.

Major Artist trained by Terry Ferguson and Soho Cash trained by David Goulden brought up Voak’s third and fourth winners respectively.

Leading trainer Ferguson notched a double after Bettor Copagoodone also saluted while Lorinda Kate and Babyface Adda were successful in other races on the night.

Ferguson is still a clear leader in the trainers’ premiership while Emily Suvaljko has a seven-point advantage over Trent Wheeler in the AHRC drivers’ premiership.

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