Home’s where the Hart is for Cameron
HAVING recently achieved the milestone of driving 100 winners in his succinct career reinsman Cameron Hart is heading home. Albeit, only for one day. Hart is heading back to Junee today with a number of key drives at the Cootamundra Carnival of Cups meeting.
With the Cootamundra Club’s two meetings of the year transferred to Junee, Hart saw this as a good opportunity to travel back.
“It’s always good to go back home and I like to make the most of it when I can,” Hart admitted.
The 19-year-old reinsman relocated to Sydney half-a-year ago to work for former Queensland mentor Shane Sanderson at Menangle.
And it has been a positive move for Hart who only began driving in races two years ago.
“A couple of weeks back I reached 100 wins so Sydney has been working out well,” Hart said.
The former mini trot driver has a good chance of growing that success today starting with Blackbird Power in the feature Wattle Time Cup (2170m).
“He’s going well at the moment having just won the West Wyalong Cup so it will be good to get back on him,” Hart said.
“It’s going to be tough drawn in barrier five especially with Conviction drawn on the inside as he won well at Menangle last start.
“I might have to slide back with my horse and he has the form on side so should be a genuine chance with the right run.”
According to Hart, one of his best chances is his first drive of the day and that is on Ideal Fantasy in race five.
The recent Junee winner is trained by Hart’s uncle Trevor White and has drawn barrier two.
“She is a nice little filly and should be hard to beat from the draw,” Hart claimed.
Hart also landed the drive again on the Bruce Harpleytrained Harps in the Club Menangle Where Horses Fly Heat.
“I went down and drove this horse on Junee Cup night and had a bit of luck on him and Bruce was kind enough to put me back on,” Hart said.
“Bruce particularly kept me on because if he qualifies for the final, I will drive him at Menangle too mainly because I’m getting used to driving at that track.”
Meanwhile Hart’s last drive today is on the Shane Hilliertrained Resounding in race nine.
This mare was also a recent back-to-back winner.
“Shane always has his horses in good order and this mare is going the best she has ever gone,” Hart said.
In 773 drives Hart boasts a record of 102 wins and 196 placings and is currently amongst the top three junior drivers in the state.