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21 July 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 21st July - Sullivan Does It Again
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 21st July - Sullivan Does It Again
SULLIVAN DOES IT AGAIN

Forbes reinsman Murray Sullivan made the return trip to Tamworth last Thursday and was once again in the winner’s circle – twice in fact!
Sullivan drove a double at the Tamworth meeting two weeks prior and with the prospect of 10 hours travel time for the round trip he certainly wanted to go back home a winner.

9 July 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 7th July 2016 - Tom Ison
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 7th July 2016 - Tom Ison
TOM Ison and Hyabusa Flyer

“I was a bit nervous after the fall last week but to get the win today has certainly put the confidence back there” said Ison after the win of Hayabusa Flyer who is trained by Graham Moon and raced by his wife Jenny.
“It was a pearler of a run.

8 July 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 7th July 2016 - Cameron Davies Double
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 7th July 2016 - Cameron Davies Double
Davies Double at Tamworth

Cameron Davies liked the results from the Tamworth HRC meeting last Thursday – especially after he trained a double and drove a winner himself.
“I feel very good to be able to have a training double here today” simpered Davies. “It sort of makes up after last week”

7 July 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 7th July 2016 - Murray Sullivan double
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday 7th July 2016 - Murray Sullivan double
Murray Sullivan double at Tamworth

Forbes reinsman Murray Sullivan knows how to become admired after driving two winners at the Tamworth meeting last Thursday.
Sullivan’s first win for the day came courtesy of Montana Shadow in the THRC Membership Pace (1609m) after just making it to the line after initially having a handy hold on the field as they rounded the final turn.

30 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 30th June 2016 - El Kay Grande
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 30th June 2016 - El Kay Grande

EL KAY GRAND GIVES JOY TO OWNER AND TRAINER

"I just like harness racing – it’s a great sport" that is how Henry Campbell summed it up after his mare El Kay Grand had a victory at Tamworth.

Campbell who is domiciled at Tamworth has El Kay Grand in the Mitch Faulkner stables who trains out of Uralla.

"She has got a nice little turn of foot but we haven’t had a good barrier draw to test her out" said Faulkner who handled the Bettors Delight USA-Kayceem Grand mare in the race.

In fact El Kay Grand had her win at the second attempt of running the Rising Star Sam Ison Pace after a fall in the first endeavour saw Ima Toastmasta with James Harding in the spider hit the track and two reinsmen in Tom Ison and Peter Missen being dislodged from their carts.

30 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 30th June 2016 - Mitch Chapple
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 30th June 2016 - Mitch Chapple

MITCH CHAPPLE DELIVERS THE GOODS

How much more can one celebrate at a harness meeting – well for Maitland’s Mitch Chapple that is easy – just keep the party rolling or should we say races.

Chapple dove his first career winning double at Tamworth – in back to back races - and also picked up The Pub sponsored Drive of the Day.

The congenial Hunter Valley reinsman guided Anna Bay Al to an impressive win before hopping straight back in the gig to keep the merriment flowing for a win with Modern Edition.

17 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 16 June - Paul Collins
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 16 June - Paul Collins

COLLINS NEAR MISS AT TAMWORTH

Paul Collins headed to the Tamworth meeting with three horses and the trainer was so close to enjoying the raptures of three wins- but instead had to be content with a win and two seconds.

For Collins – a former resident of Warialda north of Tamworth many moons ago – he enjoys the drive up the highway to do battle on the Tamworth Paceway.

"I love coming back here" said Collins

16 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 16th June - Brad Elder
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thu 16th June - Brad Elder

RISING STAR BRAD ELDER

Brad Elder had plenty of practice at the Tamworth meeting driving three winners before heading to Sydney to represent the Hunter Valley in the 2016 Rising Star Series.

The 18 year old was looking forward to the series alongside local Sam Ison who was set to represent the North West.

Elder had three wins at Tamworth for three different trainers.

"I don’t come up here real often but do good when we do" said Elder of his Tamworth campaign – which gave him his first winning treble at the Paceway.

2 June 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday June 2nd 2016
Julie Maughan's Raceday Report Thursday June 2nd 2016

Harding Harding Harding

Bobs Farm reinsman James Harding cleaned up at the Tamworth meeting driving three winners on the program.

Harding kicked home his first winner – trained by his father Geoff - when Sackheim won the Thread Effects Two and Three Year old Pace over the 1609 metres.

“He came out great at Newcastle last start and I was pretty sure he would hold them today” said Harding after the win.

20 May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 19th May 2016
Julie Maughan's Tamworth Raceday Report Thursday 19th May 2016

NATTY STABLES HAVE A DOUBLE AT TAMWORTH

Ken Natty trained two winners at last Thursday’s Tamworth meeting having to wait for the penultimate and the last to produce the goods.

Leighmont – driven by Sam Ison – won the Hazells Farm & Fertilizers Service Pace whilst Jedi Superstar – driven by Sarah Rushbrook – took out the BMR Quarries Pace.

Ken Natty owns and trains both the pacers and works them on the Tamworth Paceway with a small team of only three in work.

"Leighmont raced true to his form" said Natty "when Sam pulled the horse out and let him run he did the job real good"