Thursday, February 7, 2019
Leading trainer Tracie Price, of Compton, celebrated last Sunday’s 2018 Ian Badger Trainer of the Year presentation with a treble – Same Scenario, Dimora Flash and Another Scenario – as well as also ending up with five runners in this Sunday’s Winningformula.net.au Grade 5 final (512 m).
Cee Me Holly, Shannah’s Gift, Sophie’s Moment, Same Scenario and Maunganui Magic give Price a pretty strong hand in the final, the three “outsiders” being Lone Star (Richard Clayfield), Big Rough (Noel Perry) and Bereluke (Nicole Stanley).
Lone Star, raced by Ann Sinnott, appreciated box one in a heat last week, never leaving the rails when finishing too strongly for Maunganui Magic in 30.30 seconds and winning his first race since July last year.
The Glenroy-based Clayfield said the son of Lonesome Cry and Up And Away was a lengths better dog when drawn inside.
“Box one worked in his favour last week and for sure I’m more than happy that he’s drawn the same box again on Sunday,” he said.
“The win last week certainly was satisfying as he spent the first six months of last year sidelined with a torn hamstring and, to be honest, at one stage it appeared as if he wouldn’t race again.”