RESULTS 

MOUNT GAMBIER

14 JANUARY 2011


The Young Drivers of  the Future Handicap sponsored by P&L Livestock and Real Estate was contested by nine eager ponies at the Greenwald Paceway on Friday night. In near perfect conditions following the near torrential rain of the night before the ponies set off from their marks as the whistle blew.
Run Jemma Run driven steadily by Josh Micallef had the early lead but was overcome quickly by Snoopy and Kylie Shepherd. This combination jumped out of the ground this week with a much improved run to hold off a fast approaching Slim Dusty and Stacey Barker.
Snoopy hit the line one sulky‚Äôs length ahead of Slim Dusty followed by White Lightning whose driver Tom Rundle had a hard time holding his pony in a steady gait so was relegated to 6th position. Third placing went to Grady Hutchesson driving Pamela who also had trouble at times holding his pony in her stride and received a warning for excessive galloping from the steward. Flashing home for fourth place was backmarker Pumpkin (Emma Greenfield) ahead of Willow (Abbey Gull), Run Jemma Run (Josh Micallef), Frankie Under Fire (Matthew Shepherd) and Marmalade (Jackie Barker) who is having trouble finding form.
The winning pony of the night, Snoopy, trained and driven by Kylie Shepherd received a pony rug and trophy for her win.
 

 

 

P&L Livestock and Real Estate Young Drivers of the Future Handicap.

Race time: 1.27.66

1st

Snoopy

Kylie Shepherd

+180

2nd

Slim Dusty

Stacey Barker

+120

3rd

Pamela

Grady Hutchesson

+160

4th

Pumpkin

Emma Greenfield

-20

5th

Willow

Abbey Gull

+150

6th

White Lightning

Tom Rundle

+150

7th

Run Jemma Run

Joshua Micallef

+210

8th

Frankie Under Fire

Matthew Shepherd

+150

9th

Marmalade

Jackie Barker

+30