Compton Street takes aim at Gore Cup

06:55, Dec 18 2012
Dexter Dunn
ACE REINSMAN: Dexter Dunn drove Compton Street to victory at Ascot Park today.

The Gore Cup tomorrow week is Compton Street's next target after he won narrowly at Ascot Park today.

Compton Street nailed his stablemate Lake View on the line in the CRT Virbac Pace at the Invercargill Harness Racing Club meeting.

Lake View will represent trainer Murray Brown at the Winton fixture on December 29.

Beaudiene Bad Babe's half-sister, Beaudiene Maja Babe, won a maiden race, the CRT/Equest Horse Wormer Pace, for Brown on today's nine-race card.

Rowchester carried on his winning way in the CRT/Coopers Drench Pace. He ran a brisk 2:42.9 (2200m mobile) in the hands of Ascot Park trainer Brent Shirley. The 3-year-old Bettor's Delight colt has won three of five starts.

Stablemate Bertie Boy redeemed himself with success in the CRT/Helisouth Helicopter Services Pace. In his only other start, Bertie Boy stumbled, broke and lost all chance early at Ascot Park on December 7.

Snazzy Jaccka cleared maiden class at her third start when winning the CRT Real Estate Pace. The Courage Under Fire mare finished third first up at Ascot Park on November 25 and was then trapped wide or parked before weakening to ninth on the Invercargill strip on December 7.

Tim Williams drove Snazzy Jaccka for trainer Wayne Adams and owner Carol Sinclair.


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