TABCORP PARK SUPER SERIES Round 3 Friday 5th
Round 3, the final round of the Tabcorp Park super series was another successful
night. The summary of each event is listed below.
The finals will be run this Friday night with each event carrying prizemoney of
The VAL would like to thank the organising committee of the Tabcorp Park Super
Series, (Joe Ivisic, Brant Dunshea, David Brick, Jess Tubbs) for their
Heat 1 was won by the Les Williams trained Mark Andrews, he ran a winning time
of 48.61. Just behind him was young runner Chris Cato who ran on well from his
backmark and filling in third position was last week's series winner Glenn Cooper.
Heat 2 was taken out by the John Henry trained Matthew Hargreaves in 48.77.
Matthew looked very impressive in his heat win and was one of the favourites to
win the final. The two other qualifiers were Craig Rollinson and Matthew Kiernan.
Heat 3 was an impressive win by the John Henry trained Chris Hargreaves, he
was the most impressive of the 3 heats and ran the quickest time of 47.69.
Essendon runner Daryl Lawrence showed some improvement to gain a start in the
final and the ever consistent Matthew Callard qualified in third position.
The 400m final had two late scratchings, Matthew Callard and Glenn Cooper. This
reduced the final to 7 runners but it was still a very keenly contested race. The
John Henry trained, Chris Hargreaves stamped his authority on the race half way
down the straight and never looked in danger. Matthew Hargreaves ran on solidly
for second place and Chris Cato was a close up third. Just off the pace were Daryl
Lawrence and Matthew Kiernan who made up the top 5.
The field has been set for final round which should be a fantastic race.
Race field is below.
The 1040m was run as a straight final. Tom Hecimovic was the frontmarker off
160m. He set a strong pace and had Greg Hilson sitting just off the pace coming
to the home turn. Half way up the straight Greg Hilson hit the lead and looked set
for victory but Tom "The Hitman" Hecimovic found another gear and mowed down
Greg to record victory in 2.37sec. Novice runner Andrew Thomas ran a good race
for third while Ashley Snowden and Arron Downes made up the top 5.
FINAL FIELDS - (Handicaps to be released)
First prize for each event will be $1,000
6168 Shaun HARGREAVES WERRIBEE
1486 MatthewHARGREAVES TARNEIT
5604 Nick MAGREE MITCHAM
6082 Chris CATO GLEN IRIS
7079 Rhys PARKINSON MELTON SOUTH
6510 Chris HARGREAVES WERRIBEE
6219 Craig ROLLINSON WARRAGUL
6273 Glenn COOPER PAKENHAM
3327 Matthew KIERNAN TRUGANINA
6023 Mark ANDREWS NARRE WARREN
3114 Corey LAWSON CLAYTON
0263 Gordon MUIR WOODEND
6674 Andrew THOMAS MITCHAM
6680 Jacob REED BELMONT
5916 Craig HARRIS BLACKBURN
1365 Greg BARTON KILMORE
1254 Greg HILSON WHITE HILLS
7101 Ashley SNOWDEN BLACKBURN SOUTH
5425 Tom HECIMOVIC NEWPORT