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- Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:47
Escapee made good with punters after her lapse a week prior. The dominant force among three-year-old trotters re-established herself with a strong win in the Northern Trotting Derby last Friday.
Wearing the famed Harness Jewels colours for the first time this season, the big Sundon filly never looked like putting a foot wrong. Her backers might have had a slight pang of anxiety when stable and ownermate, Stent, took to the passing lane with 200 metres to run but she dug deep and held a neck advantage at the finish.
The win was a huge triumph for owner Trevor Casey who not only owned the first two horses home but bred them too. A true labour of love, the trotters have been good to Casey over time but never to this degree. His previous best performer, Pocaro, walked away with a Harness Jewels win but her career was cut short when she had so much more to offer. Africa was a great earner for Casey too. She made it to the top level and picked up many decent cheques with big race placings.
For now though Casey can look forward to perhaps another Harness Jewels title. This time he won’t have to share either as he owns both Escapee and Stent outright.