Yesberg keen to keep momentum going
By Jonny Turner
There has been plenty happening during winter for Trent Yesberg and it continues when he starts three horses at Addington on Sunday.
Well ahead of anything on the racing front, the Ohoka horseman and wife Sarah have announced they are expecting their first child.
As far as the racing goes, Yesberg been lining up his share of horses recently with his harness team in good form during the winter months.
On top of that, Yesberg has also recently lined up his first starters in the galloping code.
Rocknroll Diva has been flying the Yesberg flag on the harness front, winning three of her last six starts including her last outing at Addington last weekend.
Stepping up in grade in race 5 on Sunday, hopes are high the mare can continue her strong form.
“She is in great form and she has come through that last race really well,” Yesberg said.
“She just seems to be in a really good space, I expect another honest performance from her.”
“She probably hasn’t looked amazing in her wins, but she just has a bad habit of waiting for the other horses and then kicking on.”
“It probably doesn’t look overly flattering, but she is doing it a lot easier than it looks.”
Yesberg also lines up Itz To The Macs in Sunday’s amateur driver’s event.
From barrier 5 with driver Ben Laughton, the mare looks a major threat.
“She’s not far away, she has run some of the fastest sectionals of the race in her last few races which has been really pleasing.”
“She has just been caught back in the field in her races.”
“There doesn’t look to be too much speed inside her, so we might have a wee go.”
“She seems to be picking her form back up which is nice and hitting the line quite good.”
“Matty (Williamson) was really happy with her last run, but she just got caught back and wide.”
“I am sure Ben will be pretty positive on Sunday and he will put her in the race.”
Tim Williams drives Rocknroll Diva, as well as the Yesberg trained Wynberg Watch in race 7.
The trotter must bring his manners, but if he does he looks winning hope.
“He is a real enigma, he has plenty of ability.”
“He has shown at the trials – when Matty drove him he went 3.06 at Ashburton and wasn’t out of second gear.”
“But he is a real enigma, one day he wants to run out really bad and the next he wants to run in really bad.”
“Tim said he probably would have won if he could have steered him around the bend when he ran third at Addington.”
“But he had to keep checking him around the bend.”
“He is a bit of a head-scratcher, but he has been like that his whole life.”
“We have decided to persevere with him because we like having trotters in the barn and he has enough ability.”
Yesberg heads into Sunday’s racing on 48 career wins, with 10 coming this season.