Pukekohe harness racing trainergrabbed a training double last night when both Linc's Tiger and Rocknroll Lincoln won their respective races easily in wet conditions at Cambridge Raceway.
Linc's Tiger gave his sire Sir Lincoln another boost, trailing for most of the race before bolting away in the straight to win by 4 lengths and running a quick 57.7 for his last half in the slushy conditions.
Rocknroll Lincoln was even more impressive winning in a very quick mile rate of 1:57.5 for the 2200m mobile. His winning time of 2:40.7 was superb considering he led and was attacked twice in the running before winning untouched for driver.
Cambridge trainer, also trained a double for the night when Shay Scott and Harry H won the two trotting races on the card. Shay Scott showed his liking for the track when winning his second in three weeks at Cambridge Raceway. Although his winning margin of 4 lengths was not as impressive as when he won by 27 lengths three weeks ago, he still won with plenty in hand suggesting there are more wins in store for the eight year old Sundon gelding.
Harry H (Muscles Yankee – Sound Of Chiola), a recent addition to Chilcott’s barn won the the higher rated R51-84 handicap stand later in the night.
The half-brother to former eighteen win trotter Martina H trailed for most of the race and got the upper hand close to the line to win by a length from the fast-finishing favorite Lovely Bundy.
Trainertrained her second winner of the season when 5-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding Bet Out Of Ell won the feature event last night. His time of 2:43.7 was only just outside of Awesome Armbro’s national stand start record for 2200m.
Bet Out Of Ell (Bettor's Delight – Elle Mary Rose) started from a handicap of 20m and the race was held in wet conditions making the run of the winner even better.
Donnelly was confident of a good showing, thinking the drop in class last night would suit the horse and he duly obliged.