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    STRONG RUN: Horses leave the track after The Weekly Advertiser Pace, the final event on last week’s Horsham card. Hot favourite Hughie Junior from the Kerryn Manning stable won the event. Picture: TONY LOGAN

Welcome return to winning form for Taylors


Concongella owners Kenneth and Gaylene Taylor enjoyed a welcome return to the winner’s circle when their eight-year-old gelding Kempseys Delight captured the Vicbred $12,000 First Win Bonus Pace at Horsham Racing Centre.

Driver Denbeigh Wade made full use of Kempseys Delight’s gate speed to quickly cross to the lead and from thereon dictated the tempo of the 2200-metre contest in blustery conditions.

Given a mid-race breather, Kempsey’s Delight had plenty in reserve for the business end of the race and dashed home in 28.6 seconds to score by four metres from Dad’s My Hero – Connor Clarke.

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The Taylors have had plenty of fun over the past five years with the veteran of 116 starts, which has now won six races and 35 minor placings.

Moyreisk owned and trained six-year-old gelding Namoscar set a new track record with his 13-metre victory in a $7000 trot at last week’s Horsham meeting.

The Ainsworth family’s in-form squaregaiter slashed 1.9 seconds off the 2200-metre mobile start for trotters, set by Speedy Atom back in March 2008, with a career-best performance.

Driver Ashley Ainsworth settled Namoscar towards the rear of the field from his extreme outside second line draw and was content to follow the solid tempo set by David Murphy with Michaelangelo at the head of affairs.

Still a long way back with 400 metres to go, Namoscar quickly worked forward four, then five wide to have the race in its keeping half-way down the home stretch.

With Ainsworth sitting quietly, Namoscar raced away to score by 13 metres in a rate of 2:01.6 and record his fifth win from 27 starts.

On the strength of that performance Namoscar should give owner Katrina and co-trainers Barry and Ashley plenty more to look forward to.

Charlton trainer Mark Boyle has done a mighty job to successfully manage the return to racing of six-year-old gelding Bruised Ego, winner of The Storm Inside @ Alabar Pace at Horsham, with Greg Sugars in the sulky.

It was the second start since Bruised Ego’s comeback after an injury-enforced absence of more than two-and-a-half years. 

After settling midfield from the second line draw, Sugars eased Bruised Ego three wide at the 600-metre mark, then four wide turning for home and still under a tight hold had them covered at the top of the straight.

Raced by the Major Miracle Syndicate, Bruised Ego has now won six races from only 16 starts and is the type that could easily go on to perform in stronger company.

The entire November 18, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!