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Cashflow Cassie back on track

Neville Pangrazio. Photo: Harness Racing Victoria. Photo by Harness Racing Victoria

Rochester and district trots trainers Neville Pangrazio, Caitlin Guppy and Col Godden produced winners over the festive season.

Pangrazio got the win he deserved with three-year-old pacing filly Cashflow Cassie at the December 23 Shepparton meeting.

After a brief stint with top trainer Andy Gath, Cashflow Cassie has been crying out to win a race since returning to the Pangrazio’s stables, and it happened at Shepparton.

The Artsplace filly settled midfield and was just able to get up and beat the pacemaker Roll With Eunice after travelling three wide for most of the last lap.

It was only Cashflow Cassie’s second win from 37 tries but there are also 12 minor placings in her resume, and with prize money earnings of just on $30,000 she has been paying her way.

  • Smart mare Ajay Breezy Rose notched her sixth win of the season when she saluted at the Christmas eve Bendigo meeting.

It was Ajay Breezy Rose’s first Victorian win since returning from a Queensland campaign mid year which netted five wins and several placings.

Bred by Rochester horseman Mark Thompson, trained by Nanneella horseman Col Godden, and owned by Stanhope’s Graham and Fleur Nurse, Ajay Breezy Rose now boasts a record of 12 wins and 23 placings from 58 starts with prize money earnings topping $87,000.

Godden also had a win at the Albury meeting on New Year’s Eve with Sport Mental who was driven to a strong victory by Abbey Turnbull.

Sports Mental followed up that win with another win at cup night at Bendigo.

Godden has now won six races, including two in a Queensland campaign, with the former Kiwi pacer who made a winning Australian debut for Godden at Shepparton in June last year.

  • Caitlin Guppy's patience with five-year-old Life Sign mare Mynameisruby was rewarded with the pacer’s maiden win at the Shepparton meeting on December 28.

Reinsman James Herbertson gave Mynameisruby the run of the race on the back of the pacesetter The Trainman and sprint-laned to victory over that pacer.

Mynameisruby had 25 previous tries to win a race with a return of five minor placings so it was a win to savour.

Guppy was back in the winner’s circle at the Cobram Cup meeting when she produced six-year-old Julius Ceaser mare Noble for her first win at her 19th start at tote odds of 18/1.