SA Trots - The Penny Dropped in the 2021 SA Trotters Cup

19 April 2021 | Paul Courts

HAVING made amends for last year’s close miss, The Penny Drops is heading for a spell.

Runner-up in the 2020 South Australia Trotters’ Cup, The Penny Drops dominated Saturday night’s edition at Globe Derby.

Thrilled with the gelding’s performance, trainer Ray Harvey plans to give The Penny Drops “a good long break”.

“He has been up for a long time so is ready for spell,” Harvey said. “He has been racing steadily since May last year, and although he is still in terrific shape, I’ll put him out now.

“I’m not sure how long he will have off, but I’ll give him a good long break.”

Driven by local reinsman Mark Billinger, The Penny Drops was settled in the perfect one-one position from his second row draw as Justamollyarcher led from the front line.

Angled three-wide around the final bend the squaregaiter dashed to a 20-metre win from Stress Factor.

Justamollyarcher was a metre-and-a-half away third in 2:03.4 for the 2645-metre stand.

“I couldn’t be happier with that run,” Harvey said. “We went close in last year’s Cup when he was only beaten a half-neck.

“Brent Lilley trained the winner last year and this time he’s finished second, so between the two of us, we’ve run the quinella two years in a row.”


Related News

12 June 2021
"Sore" but steely Phillips quick to bounce back from Croc shock
Michelle Phillips is a little battered and bruised but bouncing back after a Thursday fall, and hopes to be back in the sulky next Tuesday. The reinswoman was driving Crockrock in Thursday’s Momentum Gaining Pace at Kilmore on Thursday night when the four-year-old fell while leading, and Phillips...
12 June 2021
Goodform Gameplan: Melton Sat 12th June
Jason Bonnington has a stack of betting options for you tonight at Tabcorp Park Melton. Get race ready with the Game Plan, tips, speed maps and all-important confidence meter.
11 June 2021
Friday Form Panel: Bon and Skeet tipping a Lee double
Harness Racing Victoria form analysts Jason Bonnington and Nikkita Ross are tipping a big Saturday night for Terang trainer Margaret Lee at Tabcorp Park Melton. Bonnington and Ross think that Lee’s stars Code Bailey and Keayang Livana will win their respective races, the TAB Italian Cup and the...
11 June 2021
Trots Centre: Miles hoping top trio can make giant Strides
He might not come away with any success, but David Miles has an exciting night ahead at Victorian headquarters on Saturday. The Monegeetta-based trainer-driver will take a team of five to Tabcorp Park Melton, including top-liners Jamieson Steele, Enchanted Stride and Emerald Stride for their first-up...
11 June 2021
Visionary 'down under' breeder making his mark on the world stage
As Lot 257 stepped into the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in early October 2020, a hush came over the audience, and for the three minutes that the filly was in the arena there was a sense that history was being made. Not only from the audience at Lexington but a breeder-vendor watching the...
Click for more