Breckon Farms makes mark at IRT Harness Jewels
By Michael Guerin
Breckon Farms and their old mate Bettors Delight continued their domination of IRT Harness Jewels day when A Bettor You landed some big bets in the Hardwood Breeding Syndicate 2YO Diamond.
The Hayden Cullen-trained filly have the stable back to back wins but not with the horse many punters expected when A Bettor You shot up the Cambridge passing lane to win the freshman fillies race over a uber brave Montana Glory, who was massive after sitting parked through.
She put paid to leader and hot favourite True Fantasy who had her chance but never looked to be charging in the lead.
It was A Bettor You’s second career win but the fourth straight win of the day for Bettors Delight, siring the first three pacing winners and being the damsire of trotting winner Double Delight.
Both Bettor Twist, who was stunning in race three and A Bettor You were bred by Breckon Farms and are owned by one of the syndicates they set up to race their fillies on lease before being retained for breeding.
“We love bringing new people in to the game and to have back to back winners at the Jewels, with fillies, is very special,” said Ken Breckon
A Bettor You didn’t totally stun driver Mark Purdon with her win as she had thrived during the last week in Pukekohe and it left the master horseman, who these days helps out Hayden Cullen around the major carnivals, unsure who the stable’s best filly is.
“This filly has had a very good week and we thought she would go well and getting the trail really helped,” said Purdon.
“But Natalie (Rasmussen, driving True Fantasy) looked to be tapping up most of the race and maybe that was one of those coming to the end of her run at the end of the season.“They are both really good fillies and they will be in for some great battles next season.”