Pay Me Mach provides highlight at workouts
Pay Me Mach easily ran his last 800m in 56.4 and 400m in 26.8 to win a 2-year-old heat at the Ascot Park workouts today.
He travelled nicely in front for reinsman Shane Walkinshaw and won by three lengths in 2:11.7 (1700m mobile). Hamish Hunter trains Pay Me Mach, by Mach Three from Pay Me Painter (four wins), from Pay Me Tu (three wins), from Pay Me Back (10 wins).
Hunter's other juvenile at today's workouts, McArdle's Ledger, unwound strongly for second in another 2-year-old heat. The half-brother to Franco Ledger got within three-quarters of a length of winner Lights Out, who stuck to his task well in the closing stages.
Lights Out, trained and driven by Kirk Larsen, is a son of Gotta Go Cullect and unraced Myte Be Mee, a daughter of Vee Mee (four wins).
Workouts at Ascot Park today resulted:
Trotters' Stand, 2700m _ Given (N Williamson) 1, Infusion 2, Mr Mayfly 3; four started; hd, 20l; 3:46, 60.7, 29.3; winning trainer, G McClymont.
Learners' Stand, 2200m _ Royal Sue (N Williamson) 1, The Wrath Of Robyn 2, Jetrange 3; five started; 3/4l, 2 1/2l; 2:57.6, 59.1, 28; winning trainers, R and K Price.
One Or More Wins Stand, 2200m _ Over Glow (B Shirley) 1, Phantom Grin 2; two started; 1/2hd; 2:45.5, 59.7, 30; winning trainer, B Shirley.
2-Y-O Mobile, 1700m _ Lights Out (K Larsen) 1, McArdle's Ledger 2, Stronachlachar 3; five started; 3/4l, 3l; 2:13.7, 59, 28.8; winning trainer, K Larsen.
2-Y-O Mobile, 1700m _ Pay Me Mach (S Walkinshaw) 1, Onedin Mach 2, Uncle Ben 3; five started; 3l, 5l; 2:11.7, 56.4, 26.8; winning trainer, A Hunter.
Learners' Mobile, 2200m _ King Caractacus (N Williamson) 1, One Christian 2, Lets Go Ceilidh 3; four started; 1 1/4l, 2l; 2:57.1, 58, 28.2; winning trainers, R and K Price.
Non Winners' Mobile, 2200m _ Nod D'Or (A Armour) 1, Little Einstein 2, Rio Bravo 3; four started; 1 1/4l, 3/4l; 2:50, 58.6, 29.1; winning trainer, M Brown.
C0 And Faster Mobile, 2200m _ Kentucky Girl (B Shirley) 1, Chokullen 2, Steffi Road 3; five started; 1l, 1 1/2l; 2:48.6, 58.1, 28.2; winning trainer, B Shirley.
- The Southland Times