PATRONS were treated to an afternoon of perfect weather conditions to view the 2014 Matthews Petroleum Hamilton Pacing Cup and other support events on Sunday.
It was a very large crowd that witnessed a perfect drive by Grant Campbell to guide National Service to victory in the cup.
The track presented to the drivers was excellent, with a good amount of water put on the track in the morning with further water required throughout the day that allowed the runners to run some very smart times.
It was a keen betting ring that sent the Margaret Lee trained gelding Keayang Cullen onto the track as the outright favourite at $1.80 and in the last 15 minutes of betting it was kept solid at that price.
Surprisingly no other runner was really in the market.
The next best on the betting sheet was the Paul Rowse trained Savesomtimetodream.
Considering that he had already won two cups this season, he failed to have more followers and at $7.20 was the only other runner under the $10 mark.
The eventual winner’s price was $12.80, which was good money if you were lucky enough to have supported the gelding.
Full story in the Spectator on Tuesday, January 14, 2014