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  Stent reigns supreme in Great Southern Star
THERE’S no doubt right now that Stent is Australasia’s best trotter...read more
             
                 
   Pryde's Easifeed Great Southern Star - Final
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N:r Plac  Häst                       Kön Härstamning                        Kusk                Tränare                Tid  Dist  Odds      Pris 
 2   1    Stent (NZ)                 v   Dream Vacation - Belle Galleon     Colin DeFilippi     Colin DeFilippi    1.12,7a  1720    13   187 500
 4   2    Vincennes                  v   Ganymede - Showmethemaori          Jody Jamieson       L M Fitzpatrick                    805    45 000
 5   3    Flying Isa (NZ)            v   Pegasus Spur - Sun Isa             Luke McCarthy       Belinda McCarthy                   393    30 000
 9   4    Brunelleschi               v   Tennotrump - Box Brownie           Greg Sugars         A E Tubbs                          104    15 000
 8   5    Kyvalley Blur (US)         v   Chocolatier - Duo Val Car          Dexter Dunn         B A Lilley                         237     7 500
 1   6    Sheemon (NZ)               v   Monarchy - Solar Fire              Dexter Dunn         K D Townley                         75     3 000
 3   7    Keystone Del (NZ)          v   Dr Ronerail - Flipside             Blake Fitzpatrick   Nicole Molander                     93     3 000
10   8    Neville Vaughan (NZ)       v   Britewell - Jenola Bay             Jason Lee           R R McMillan                      1590     3 000
 6   9    Steal A Sixpence           v   Safely Kept - Half A Sixpence      Gavin Lang          G A Lang                           907     3 000
 7  10    Cold Sister (US)           s   Like A Prayer - Aspenglow          Joshua Aiken        David Aiken                       1710     3 000

BAY GELDING 6 by DREAM VACATION (US)  out of BELLE GALLEON (NZ)  
Owner(s): T G (Trevor) Casey 
Breeder(s): T G Casey, M J Bowden, J M Bowden
   
  Scratchings:    Track Rating: GOOD   Gross Time:  2:05.2  Mile Rate:  1:57.1    
       
 
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Stent wins the 2015 Great Southern Star Grand Final for Colin De Filippi..
Stent reigns supreme in Great Southern Star
THERE’S no doubt right now that Stent is Australasia’s best trotter.

The six-year-old gelding was sent out odds-on in the $300,000 Pryde’s Easifeed Great Southern Star Final and didn’t disappoint, going one better than his second-place finish in last year’s GSS with a stunning 6.3-metre victory over Vincennes in the 1720-metre feature.

Stent was made to work for the front mid-race after being initially crossed by Flying Isa from gate six, but trainer/driver Colin De Filippi grew in confidence once at the head of affairs.

“I got away with a pretty good middle half. The further it went the more confident I got,” he said.

Keystone Del, last year’s GSS champion, loomed up approaching the home corner and looked a serious threat but Stent was able to shake him off and then hold off all the later comers for a 6.3-metre triumph in a 1:57.1 mile rate.

“He’s a lovely trotter. A lovely gaited horse. He got a wee bit keen in the preliminary, that’d be the only thing he did wrong,” De Filippi said.

“It was our night tonight.

“I’d like to think this trotter will end up going down in history among the best of them.”

Canadian champion reinsman Jody Jamieson drove the runner-up Vincennes, who found the line strongly, while Luke McCarthy was aboard third placegetter Flying Isa.

The winner sprinted through his last half in 56.5secs with splits of 29.1 and 27.4.

Stent will now go to Alexander Park in Auckland for the Rowe Cup.
             
       
     
   Pryde's Easifeed Great Southern Star - Elimination 1
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N:r Plac  Häst                       Kön Härstamning                        Kusk                Tränare                Tid  Dist   Odds     Pris 
 1   1    Sheemon (NZ)               v   Monarchy - Solar Fire              Dexter Dunn         K D Townley        1.12,7a  1720     49   31 250
 3   2    Keystone Del (NZ)          v   Dr Ronerail - Flipside             Blake Fitzpatrick   Nicole Molander                      16    7 500
 7   3    Brunelleschi               v   Tennotrump - Box Brownie           Greg Sugars         A E Tubbs                            79    5 000
 5   4    Vincennes                  v   Ganymede - Showmethemaori          Jody Jamieson       L M Fitzpatrick                     383    2 500
 8   5    Flying Isa (NZ)            v   Pegasus Spur - Sun Isa             Luke McCarthy       Belinda McCarthy                     87    1 250
 4   6    Steal A Sixpence           v   Safely Kept - Half A Sixpence      Gavin Lang          G A Lang                            444      500
 6   7    Cold Sister (US)           s   Like A Prayer - Aspenglow          Joshua Aiken        David Aiken                         753      500
 2   8    Kvintet Avenger (FI)       h   Love You - Nobes Hanover           Anthony Butt        B A Lilley                          263      500
 9   9    Aldebaran Shades (NZ)      v   Sundon - Tijuana Glass             Chris Lang          C W Lang                           1140      500

BAY GELDING 5 by MONARCHY USA  out of SOLAR FIRE NZ  
Owner(s): M E Townley, H M Wall 
Breeder(s): S R Moffatt, B E Moffatt, H M Bishop, W J Bishop 
   
  Scratchings: All started   Track Rating: GOOD   Gross Time: 2:05:2   Mile Rate: 1:57:2    
       
     
   Pryde's Easifeed Great Southern Star - Elimination 2
  Free for all trotters   1.720 m auto   Purse: $50 000
       
 
N:r Plac  Häst                       Kön Härstamning                        Kusk                Tränare               Tid  Dist   Odds     Pris   
 6   1    Stent (NZ)                 v   Dream Vacation - Belle Galleon     Colin DeFilippi     Colin DeFilippi   1.13,4a  1720     13   31 250
 8   2    Kyvalley Blur (US)         v   Chocolatier - Duo Val Car          Dexter Dunn         B A Lilley                         479    7 500
 1   3    Neville Vaughan (NZ)       v   Britewell - Jenola Bay             Jason Lee           R R McMillan                       337    5 000
 9   4    Maori Time                 s   Pegasus Spur - Sundonna            Chris Lang          C W Lang                           132    2 500
 2   5    Spidergirl                 s   Yankee Spider - Lunar Landing      Chris Alford        D Aiken                             73    1 250
 4   6    My High Expectations (US)  v   Ken Werkentin - Kovel              David Aiken         David Aiken                        352      500
 7   7    Glenferrie Typhoon (NZ)    v   Majestic Son - Cyclone Vance       Jodi Quinlan        C T Demmler            ga          559      500
 3   8    Zedalite                   v   Zooma - Rememberance Day           Rodney Petroff      Brent Lilley                       885      500
 5   r    Realmein (NZ)              v   Real Desire - Cullermen            Anthony Butt        T G Butt              dga          105      500

BAY GELDING 6 by DREAM VACATION (US)  out of BELLE GALLEON (NZ)  
Owner(s): T G (Trevor) Casey 
Breeder(s): T G Casey, M J Bowden, J M Bowden 
  Scratchings:    Track Rating: GOOD  Gross Time: 2:06:3   Mile Rate:  1:58:2
       
 
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Sheemon takes out the Great Southern Star heat..
Sheemon takes pole for Great Southern Star final
Sheemon and Dexter Dunn will start from pole in the Pryde’s Easifeed Great Southern Star Final tonight at 10pm.

The Kiwi trotter upset Keystone Del in the first of the series’ heats, rating 1:57.2, sitting on the back of Keystone Del before peeling to the outside and overhauling him in the stretch.

The second of the heats saw raging-hot favourite Stent take the cash in 1:58.2, taking control of the race at the top of the straight and careering to an easy win.

So slowly they went in the second heat that only the top three horses over the line qualified for the final, meaning horses 1-7 in the first heat finished quicker and moved through to the big dance.

Keystone Del was second in the first heat, just ahead of Brunelleschi, who ran a mighty race from barrier seven, while Vincennes, Flying Isa, Steal A Sixpence and Cold Sister all qualified.

Kyvalley Blur rattled home in the second heat to qualify for the final, with South Australian Neville Vaughan enjoying a cheap run on the pegs and finishing on well for third.
             
 
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