HAYJOSHANDCO ON WIN­NING RUN

Campaspe News - - SPORT - By GUS UN­DER­WOOD

ROCHESTER own­ers Stu­art and Pam McDon­ald re­cently en­joyed two wins in six days with their pacer Hayjoshandco.

Trained at Shep­par­ton by Dave Far­rar, the Grin­fromeartoear fiveyear-old won his heat of a CO se­ries on the Tues­day night and re­peated the re­sult in the $10,200 fi­nal on New Year’s night at the re­cent lu­cra­tive Lee­ton MIA Breed­ers Plate car­ni­val in NSW.

Euroa horse­man Cameron Maggs drove the pacer to the wins in which Hayjoshandco led from pil­lar to post on both oc­ca­sions.

In the fi­nal Hayjoshandco was headed on the home bend but fought back to re­gain the lead – and win at the nice odds of 5/1.

The pacer gets his name from a bit each of Stu­art and Pam McDon­ald’s chil­dren’s Chris­tian names – Hay­ley, Josh, An­drew and Cooper.

Far­rar said Hayjoshandco hasn’t any re­ally high speed but keeps plug­ging away and is “pretty tough”.

He has an eye on an­other heat-fi­nal sce­nario with the pacer with heats be­ing run at tonight’s Kil­more meet­ing.

Hayjoshandco has had just the 10 starts and has now had three wins from his past four. He also won at the Shep­par­ton meet­ing on De­cem­ber 7.

Nan­neella trained pacer Lights And Mu­sic cel­e­brated his 140th race start with a re­turn to the win­ning list at last Fri­day’s Shep­par­ton meet­ing.

Trained by Col God­den and driven by Josh Dug­gan, Lights And Mu­sic ended a 23-race run of outs with his vic­tory in a C1 Only heat over the 2190m trip.

The nine-year-old Jet Laag geld­ing’s pre­vi­ous win was Fe­bru­ary 2016 when he won at Co­bram.

But Lights And Mu­sic had put the writ­ing on the wall to make a re­turn to the win­ning list with a sec­ond plac­ing at El­more on Box­ing Day and then a close-up fourth at the Echuca New Year’s night meet­ing in the lead-up to the Shep­par­ton race.

Lights And Mu­sic’s driver Josh Dug­gan pro­duced a 10-out-of-10 drive to get the veteran back on the win­ning list, where he has been a con­sis­tent money spin­ner for con­nec­tions dur­ing his ca­reer with 16 wins and 37 mi­nor plac­ings for more than $94,000 in prize­money earn­ings.

Trainer Dave Far­rar with Hayjoshandco who won his heat and then the $10,200 fi­nal at Lee­ton on New Year’s night.

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