Three-year-old harness racing filly Reely Nauti (Captaintreachous) ($1.25 fav) booked her spot in the upcoming $60,000 6ty Bandbox when leading all the way to score in the first heat (2200m) in Launceston on Sunday night.
Reinsman Mark Yole made the most of barrier two aboard the daughter of Captaintreachous, taking her straight to the lead and controlled the race, with the filly holding off the fast-finishing Iylac Pakaria ($4.20) and Spot Ruler ($21) in slick final quarters of 28.4s and 27.8s.
The mile rating was 2:00.5s.
Trainer Paul Hill was delighted with his filly’s effort.
“I’m very happy with her tonight, she had a nice easy run and it will do her the world of good.
“She sits and waits for them when she’s in front and if they got to her a bit quicker she would have found a bit,” the trainer explained.
Hill said the filly manners brought her undone in the Tasmanian Oaks the start prior.
“She is alright following another horse, but when she’s up outside them she just thinks it’s on and just raced too hard,” said Hill.
Hill believes the final on 3 December could be a barrier draw dependant.
“It’s all going to come down to the draw, it’s a nice group of fillies, and if she can draw so she can settle in the first four I will be very happy,” he said.
The second heat was won by Moth Hunter ($3.80) who led all the way to win in 2:02.6s.
De Goey proved too tough for his rivals in the first heat of the Nutrein Ag Solutions Globe Derby.
Racing outside the leader for the majority of the race, the Captaintreachous colt powered away from his rivals in the home straight to score by 7.1m and did so in a mile rate of 2m 0.5s, and in a slick last-half mile of 56.2s.
“He knows how to do that, it looked a pretty cool drive so I am happy,” said trainer Rohan Hadley.
“I think he is getting better with racing, and I don’t think I have had him much better either, as in maturity and his general manners,” the trainer said.
It was De Goey’s first start since running third in the Tasmanian Derby.
“I thought he was really good (in the Derby), we were just a total victim of circumstances,” Hadley said.
The other heat was won by Nyack, who also dashed in a quick last-half mile of 56.0s on his way to a 22.3m win. His mile rate was 2:01.6s.
The final of the Globe Derby will be held on 3 December.
For complete race results, click here.
by Duncan Dornauf, for Tasracing