Half-brothers to make double debut at Ballarat Trotting Club

Two half-brothers will make their racing debuts in back-to-back races at Ballarat harness races on Sunday night.

Carpos Dollar has his first race appearance in the Farmers Arms Hotel 3yo Trot, 1710m, and Allawart Dollar in the Reece Plumbing 2yo Trotters Handicap, 2200m, on the 10-race twilight program.

Both are trained by Peter Manning at Great Western and will be driven by Greg Sugars.

They are the first foals of trotting broodmare Keystone Dollar.

While Keystone Dollar did win a race, she is half-sister to smart squaregaiter Keystone Johnny, which won 28 races and was group 1 placed.

Mavericks Wagon is another first starter in the 3yo trot.

He carries some of the best trotting blood on each side of his family that Australia has seen in the past 20 years.

The gelding is by Noopy Kiosk, which, as one of the outstanding trotters of his day, won 34 races and has gone on to leave 11 winners from just 25 starters in a stud career with limited opportunities.

Mavericks Wagon is out of Wonky Wagon (five wins), a daughter of the legendary Wagon Apollo (38 wins).

THE Vicbred Super Series is hotting up and so is Ballarat trainer Emma Stewart’stilt at adding more titles to an already impressive list of group 1 VSS finals winners.

Her stable added Presdientialsecret ($3.60) to her VSS heat winners to date this season with victory in the 3yo colts and geldings division at Maryborough on Thursday.

This takes Presidential secret’s earnings past $50,000 in stakes with nine wins in 26 starts.

ISABELLE Delacour has taken little while to rediscover her form of late last year, when she won five of eight starts, but it emerged at Melton on Wednesday.

Trained by Stephen Clarke at Ross Creek, Isabelle Delacour ($37.20) landed the money as the rank outsider in a C3-C4 pace, 1720m.

She rated a slick 1:55.2 to bring up her sixth win and lift her earnings past $35,000.

BALLARAT trainers Mandy Shillito and Charlie Quick had to more travelling than originally planned on Thursday.

Instead of the gallops meeting being in Ballarat, it was transferred to Donald.

However, by the end of the day neither would have minded.

Shillito saddled up Humble Hugh ($21) for a win in a maiden, 1354, while Quick scored with Regaliti ($17) in a 0-64 handicap, 1624m.

Humble Hugh is a three-year-old by Churchill Downs and was having his sixth race start.

Regaliti now has four wins in 15 starts for $27,000.


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