SA TROTS -Balmoral Hall chasing hat trick

A WINNING combination aided by a favourable draw has Todd Weidenbach confident of achieving a noteworthy milestone.

Weidenbach will head to Globe Derby tonight with in-form mare, Balmoral Hall, which is aiming for a hat-trick.

Should the daughter of Angus Hall emerge triumphant, it will be the first time a runner from Weidenbach’s stable has completed three consecutive victories.

“I would be pretty good if she can get three-in-a-row,” Weidenbach said. “She won two races in succession in August and has done it again during her last two starts.

“She has been working superbly and is in career best form, so this is her chance to get the hat-trick.”

Drawn to search for the front from barrier two, Balmoral Hall will be partnered by Gaita Pullicino, who is the only driver to win with the trotter since joining Weidenbach’s team.

“If she finds the front she will be hard to beat,” Weidenbach said. “I’ve won seven races with her and Gaita has been the driver each time.

“I’ve used four drivers with her and Gaita is the only person who has won…I’m not saying the others drove her badly, it’s more she seems to get along with Gaita better for some reason.”

Citing Aldebaran Gwen as the biggest threat despite her 20-metre back mark, Weidenbach is also wary of Mangana Joe from the middle of the 10-metre line.

“Aldebaran Gwen goes very well and has to be the one to beat again,” Weidenbach said. “Mangana Joe is always consistent and you have to respect anything out of Ryan Hryhorec’s stable.”

 Story: HRSA Media

Photo: Walter Bulyga