SA TROTS - SAHRC Derby tanken out by Delightfull Tammy

Husband and wife Toby and Lisa Ryan combined with Delightfull Tammy to land the 2023 SAHRC Derby (2230m) at Globe Derby Park on Sunday.

A well backed $2.30 second favourite, the three-year-old filly sat parked outside the leader Nicely Spoken ($2 fav) before dashing away off the back straight to establish a winning margin and scored by six metres.

Lolita ($5), from the stable of Gawler’s Aaron Bain ran on well to take second, 4-1/2 metres in front of Rupert Ross ($26).

Delightfull Tammy is owned by prominent South Australian businessmen Adam, Ben and Terry Cormack and had been racing in Victoria under the care of trainer Peter Manning.

The Cormacks want the three-year-old filly to be eligible for the rich Southern Cross Series later in the year but under a qualifications clause she has be to be trained locally for a minimum of 60 days.

After Delightfull Tammy won the Vicbred Silver final for three-year-old fillies at Bendigo on September 15, the Cormacks floated her, and stablemate Cheerstolou, to the Roseworthy stables of Toby Ryan.

“They were two nice horses to join the stable,” Ryan said.

“Both horses are eligible for the Southern Cross series, and there are some nice races as lead ups, and tonight’s was one.

“I took Cheerstolou to Mildura on Saturday night for their Guineas and he ran second, so it was nice for the filly to go one better.

“I wasn’t worried that Lisa had to put Delightfull Tammy outside the leader because she is tough and sticks on well. Sit-sprinting is not her style.

“I was surprised the leader started to weaken as early as it did, and Lisa did the right thing going for home.”

Ryan said Delightfull Tammy could now run in the $9,999 Mermaid Stakes (1800m) at Globe Derby Park on October 14, where she is likely to clash again with second-placed Lolita.

Lolita had been third on the fence behind Nicely Spoken early and when he started to fade, she was held up and reinsman Wayne Hill took a while to get her out into clear racing room.

She did sprint home strongly, but the winner had established too much of a break.

Trainers Peta Brown and Trevor Kittel supplied two longshot winners at the Globe Derby Park meeting.

Brown, who trains at Bagot Well, won the K&S Electrical Trotters Handicap (2230m) with Our Spitfire, a $15 chance.

Our Spitfire’s form has been good, but she was a long price because Mangana Joe was a red hot $1.50 favourite.

Young reinsman Nicholas Brown had the seven-year-old mare away well from barrier three at the stand start and went to test for the early lead.

Mangana Joe, from gate one also began well and the pair went together early before the favourite galloped under pressure leaving Our Spitfire in front, and from then on, Brown rated her perfectly.

After a moderate 32.2 second first quarter of the last mile, he steadily increased the tempo and Our Spitfire trotted beautifully to win by six metres from Piesridingshotgun ($15) with Aldebaran Gwen ($23), two metres away third.

If Our Spitfire was a semi rough result, Hillier trainer Trevor Kittel produced the knockout blow for punters.

Major Mad, driven by son Symon, started at $81 in the Bring The Family For Halloween Celebrations October 28 Pace (1800m).

The seven-year-old defied his starting price to begin quickly from gate three to find the lead, then withstand late challenges to win.

Major Mad won by a half neck from Sir Roman ($10) with the heavily backed favourite Classy Dancer ($1.60 into $1.28), three metres away third.

Classy Dancer sat outside the winner and looked to be travelling well but couldn’t haul him in.

Sir Roman trailed Major Mad and used the sprint lane, looking a winning chance with 50 metres to go but Symon Kittel got his drive to lift and grab victory.

Reeves Plains trainer-driver Ryan Hryhorec restored some sensibility winning the final event, the Bianco Reinforcing Trotters Mobile (2230m) with Aldebaran Stiles.

A red hot $1.50 favourite, Aldebaran Stiles, only a three-year-old, trotted to the front and proved too strong for his older rivals winning by 9-1/2 metres.   

 Story: HRSA Media

Photo: Walter Bulyga