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25 March 2020
Ararat harness owner-trainer Wayne Ferguson will long remember Friday’s Maryborough meeting as he snared a double.
He scored with his three-year-old gelding Ghanasuya in a 1690-metre pace and had Gottahaveahobbie victorious in Harness Racing Training Centre Bendigo Concessional Drivers Pace over the same distance.
Starting from the pole, Ghanasuya, Michael Bellman, trailed the leader Sassys A Terror early before being shuffled back midrace. He then dashed through along the sprint lane over the final stages to score by 1.2-metres over Minika, James Herbertson, and Kennys Killer, Ryan Duffy, in a mile rate of 1:59.5.
It was the first win from 10 career starts for the son of Mr Feelgood USA.
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Gottahaveahobbie, Jason Ainsworth, settled mid-field in the moving line from gate six as Really Under Fire led out from the pole.
Still a long way back in the last lap, Gottahaveahobbie finished with a full head of steam out wide to prevail by four metres in advance of All Whitey Then, Kyal Costello, with Sandoval, Sofia Arvidsson.
The mile rate for the 1690-metre journey was 1:57.4.
Gottahaveahobbie was formerly trained by Leroy O’Brien but Ferguson took over official duties when he obtained his licence in June last year.
The four-year-old gelded son of Well Said USA has now notched up four wins and nine minors from 24 starts for the Ferguson-Campbell families.
– Tony Logan
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