Cullen's Finest in spotlight at Balfour trials

Last updated 10:22 10/12/2012
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HORSEMAN: Andrew Armour prepared Cullen's Finest for two wins at the Balfour trials yesterday.

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Cullen's Finest provided a highlight when winning the saddle pace and the Tin Shed Cup at the Balfour trials yesterday.

Shannon Lilley, who works for Tisbury trianer Tom Kilkelly, rode Cullen's Finest in the saddle pace. His West Plains trainer Andrew Armour drove him to victory in the $1000 Tin Shed Cup.

Cullen's Finest is owned by Southland rugby players Matt Saunders and John Hardie.


Trotters' Qualifying Stand, 2600m-Veecewah (A Milne) 1, Cool Son 2, Square Deal 3, Pirate 4. Seven started. First four qualified. 3 1/2l, 1 1/2l, 1/2l. 3:41.3, 3:42, 3:42.3, 3:42.4. 64.2, 32.2. Winning trainer, A Milne.

Pacers' Qualifying Stand, 2600m-Julia Rose (R Swain) 1, Skelt 2. Two started and winner only qualified. A distance. 3:31.8. 64.3, 32.9. Winning trainer M A Todd.

Pacers' Qualifying Mobile, 2200m-Elite Pippa (Jonny Cox) 1, Ice Maiden 2, Panadean 3. Four started. No qualifier. Nk; 2l; 2 1/2l. 3:01, 60.5, 30.1; Winning trainers, J and G Knight.

Pacers' Qualifying Mobile, 2200m-Live To Star (Jonny Cox) 1, Devine Sign 2, El Diva 3. Machinegun Kelly 4. Only starters and all qualified. 2 1/2l, 1/2l, 7l. 2.50.5, 2.51, 2.51.1, 2.52.5, 59.6, 30.8. Winning trainers, G Anderson and A Hoffman.

Ryal Bush Transport Mobile, 2200m-Watties Sweetheart (N Williamson) 1, Aidan's Rocket 2, Blue Eyed Suzie 3. Eight started. Nk, 1l, 3 1/2l. Time, 2:50.3, 56.7, 28.6. Winning trainer, N Williamson.

Gordon Sutherland Memorial 3YO Mobile, 2200m-Expressionist (N Williamson) 1, Backandbeyond 2, El Diablo 3. Four started. Nse, 3 3/4l; hd. Time, 2:52.6, 57.1, 27.5. Winning trainers J and G Knight.

Ryal Bush Transport Mobile, 2200m-Ardlussa Eliza (Jonny Cox) 1, Central Seven 2, Outram Reactor 3. Seven started. 1/2l, 4l, 1/2l. 2.46.2, 57.9, 28.8 Winning trainer, J Dillon.

Ryal Bush Transport Saddle Pace, 1000m-Cullen's Finest (S Lilley) 1, Lite Jagermeister 2, The Next Step 3. Six started. 3l, 4l, nk. 1:20.8, 61.8, 32.1. Winning trainer, A Armour.

Ryal Bush Transport Trot, 2600m-Russell Galleon (R Swain) 1, So King 2, Makarewa Jake 3. 10 started. Hd, 6l, 20l. 3.28.2, 60.3, 30.3. Winning trainer, W Heads.

Ryal Bush Transport Stand, 2600m-Roamin Home (R Swain) 1, Jaccka Peter 2, Homeforabubbly 3. Five started. 3l, 4 1/2l, 2l. 3.27.2, 61.6, 30.8. Winning trainer, J McRae.

Ryal Bush Transport Special Handicap Trot, 2600m-Jaccka Justy 30 (Jonny Cox) 1, Monnay 10 2, Rapid Sequence 3. Six started. 3/4l, 5, 2l. 3.25.8, 57.8, 27.8. Winning trainer, C Smaill.

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Ryal Bush Transport Stand, 2600m-Arising Easton (B Norman) 1, Kate Stephanie 2, Sea Spray Luke 3,

Seven started. 1l, 2l, 1/2l. 3.33.6, 59.4, 28.8. Winning trainer, B Norman.

Tin Shed Cup, 2600m- Cullen's Finest (A Armour) 1, Devil's Advocate 2, Young Tommy 3, Eight started. 2 1/2l, hd, 1l. 3.22.8. 56.6, 28.2. Winning trainer, A Amour.

- The Southland Times


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