There may have only been six races on the card at Narrogin on Saturday night, but there was plenty to cheer about with Kim Prentice, Mitchell Miller and Kyle Harper all walking away with honours on the night with winning doubles.
Peter Tilbrook and Kyle Harper teamed up in race one at Narrogin to take out the two-year-old race with Meteoroid in the five-horse field. After a slow 69.1 seconds first half, the juvenile sat outside the leader from the bell, to hit the lead mid-way down the straight, winning by 4.1m in a last half of 58.3 seconds, mile rating in 2:05:7.
The win kicked off the first leg of Harpers driving double on the night, with the in-form reinsman steering home Tyron Terranova NZ for Vasse trainer David Hunter in race number four. The last start winner led all the way and managed to stave off the short-priced favourite in the concluding stages, giving punters a healthy start to the first leg of the quaddie.
The doubles continued with Kim Prentice and Mitchell Miller taking out race three with maiden pacer Verano, who embraced the step up in class, winning by 8.9m. The 2.40 favourite was having just his seventh start in a race, and after leading for the final two laps, proved he was too good for his rivals, winning by 8.9m in a mile rate of 2:02:5.
The duo teamed up again in the last, with the $1.16 favourite Irish Coffee NZ, where the three-year-old filly broke through for her maiden win at her fifth start.
“Going to Narrogin, both Kim (Prentice) and I were very confident that Verano and Irish Coffee would win. Both had been working good enough to be the best horses in each race, so we would have been pretty disappointed if they didn’t win.” Miller said.
The Jocelyn Young trained and reined The Watch Maker started as the $1.24 favourite in race two, after leading at the start, surrendered the lead just before the bell, but pulled out with around 400m to go, to win by 2.1m.