Taylors Provide Gold Collar Trifecta

In what is more than likely an unprecedented result, Bridport duo Joanne and Mick Taylor provided the trifecta in Monday night’s Simons Carpet One Gold Collar Final (515 metres).

The Taylor owned and prepared litter mates Bit Hot Finchy, Bit Hot Henry and Bit Hot Sally filled the placings in that order, the trifecta paying the handsome dividend of $723.50.

Unfortunately Joanne or Mick failed to box their four runners in the rich event in a trifecta, but they are naturally overwhelmed at the result, their biggest pay day since becoming involved in the sport two decades ago.

“We didn’t have a wager in the race, however members of our family took a trifecta with our runners and are celebrating the dividend,” Joanne explained this week.

Bit Hot Sally flew the lids from the red box on Monday night, but was headed on the first turn by Bit Hot Finchy, which had begun safely from the green.

That pair raced away from the remainder of the field mid-race, but Bit Hot Henry made good ground in the concluding stages to secure second prize, three lengths astern of the winner, in the time of 30.13.

Bit Hot Rusty, the kennel’s remaining runner, was the recipient of an early check, before eventually finishing the race in fifth position.

“Bit Hot Finchy runs very quick second sections and Bit Hot Henry invariably finishes off nicely, they are both promising chasers,” Joanne explained.

The Taylors will now attempt to win a juvenile with Bit Hot Sally and Bit Hot Rusty in Hobart, with a well earned spell for all four chasers just around the corner.

Another of the litter, Bit Hot Roxy is also expected to make it back to the track in the very near future.

“She was the fastest in the litter when we broke them in, but she unfortunately hurt her groin and has taken time to recover,” Joanne explained.

“We are naturally hoping that she will carry on the good work started by her litter mates.”

The Taylors live in the vicinity of a quiet beach near Bridport, where they exercise their chasers at every opportunity.

“They love the beach environment, with Bit Hot Sally the only member of the litter to really fire up and prove difficult to restrain when we take them there,” Joanne explained.

Meanwhile, with the Devonport Raceway closed for the Devonport Show, Tuesday’s meeting was transferred to Launceston.

Veteran Broadmarsh trainer Keith Nichols provided the surprise of the meeting when Miss Taylors, a bitch by Velocette from the Brett Lee bitch Miss Someone, was successful in the Furniture City Juvenile (515 metres).

Paying a dividend of $26.10, she accounted for Lonesome Knight and Shanlyn Vapour, in the time of 30.27.

Best time of the meeting was recorded by the well related Rumbling Rick, which blitzed his rivals in the Duncans at Hadspen Invitation Stake (515 metres), at his first run back since returning from Western Australia.

Prepared by Dale Hammersley, the Cosmic Rumble – Ricky’s Angel chaser recorded a slick 29.70 in defeating Teddy Tom Boy and Stylish Abbey by 11 lengths, while returning a win dividend of $2.10.