Mendelico Wins Richmond Lass

Mendelico Wins Richmond Lass

One of the best feature events at Tabcorp Park on Friday night was the $20 000 Harness Breeders VIC Richmond Lass (2240m) where the talented Peter Manning-trained mare Mendelico claimed victory.

Four-year-old Mendelico ($3.40), driven by Kerryn Manning, defeated the odds-on favourite Gilt Bromac ($2.70) by 2.7m with fast finishing Miss Laura Jane a further 3.1m back in third.

It was a brilliant result for the winner after she originally caused a false start to the race but went on to show impressive gate speed, take the lead early on and win the feature mare’s event with a mile rate of 1:56.1. The daughter of Pacific Fella’s time was a mere four-tenths of a second outside of the track record set by Bettors Strike.

Mendelico has now added her Richmond Lass victory to her improving CV that includes her recent Mother Of Pearl and George Johnson wins in Tasmania.

2010 Harness Breeders VIC Richmond Lass Results:

Placing

Horse

Prizemoney

Row & Barrier

Trainer

Driver

Margin (m)

1
MENDELICO
$13 500 Fr4 P G Manning K E Manning
2
GILT BROMAC (NZ)
$3 000 Fr1 G A Campbell G A Campbell 2.70
3
MISS LAURA JANE
$2 000 Fr2 G F Douglas D K Douglas 5.80
4
BROADWAY PLAY
$1 000 Sr3 S R McLean C A Alford 11.00
5
PACIFIC CHARM
$500 Sr5 L Miles L Miles 11.50
6
JAZZAM
Fr5 D J Quinlan J N Quinlan 12.10
7
HARRYS LASS
Sr4 R J O’Connell C T Demmler 13.10
8
VERY CHIC (NZ)
Sr6 P G Manning M J Craven 14.40
9
MONARCO MISS
Fr3 T J Bolitho A E Tubbs 16.60
10
SHOW ME AMBER
Sr2 D A Murphy G Lang 17.90
11
BAY TORRENT
Sr1 A F Reeves S W Dyer 23.00