Tommy Flies into NZRS Advanced Final

Tom Tee powerfully announced his arrival back on his home Addington track when he produced yet another sub 30 second gallop over the 520m trip when securing his smart 29.88s heat win for Thursday’s $11,470 NZRS Advanced final.

Pictured: Tom Tee cruising to his effortless NZRS Advanced heat win (pic Dave Robbie)

It has been well documented about the recent issues that master trainer Ray Adcock has endured with this super son of Fabregas and Mini’s Fantasy, which ultimately denied him the opportunity of taking his place in the field for last November’s Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup final.

That was an empathic 8.25 length heat victory Tom Tee produced after he exited from the one trap. On this occasion he moves out to trap seven from where he placed in the only previous occasion he has worn the black racing vest in his 30 career races.

Adcock has also qualified Invincible Sue and that represents another solid training effort by him as she has only recently stepped up into the C4 chasing ranks when she landed her fresh up December 28 C3 30.28s 520m assignment at this venue. This daughter of Barcia Bale and Andrea has been provided with no favours after being allocated the five trap to step away from following her 5.5 length heat fourth behind the other heat winner Vikings.

Dave and Jean Fahey have qualified four finalists for this decider with obviously Vikings being the other heat winner. He completed his 520m task in 30.28s. This son of Barcia Bale and Jinja Power also dictated the pace to his rivals when delivering his heat win. He must adopt those same racing tactics when he jumps away from trap four this Thursday.

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The searing NZRS Advanced 520m heat winner Tom Tee, seen here with Dan Lane, Jordan Bryce and trainer Ray Adcock; Vikings delivering his NZRS Advance heat win and pictured with his co-trainer Dave Fahey afterwards - pics supplied by Dave Robbie – – 021 607 869 for all your South Island race photos

There are three other litter mates to Vikings lining up in this final. The two from the Fahey kennels includes Junk Mail has done nothing wrong since he stepped up into the open class chasing ranks. He was real gallant when he led the vain chase after the freewheeling Tom Tee. His stakes earning aspirations in this final was enhanced when he was provided with the one trap to be loaded away into.

Litter sister Fair Pippa must always be respected when she’s lining up at this venue. She owns both early pace, plus strength at the business end of her races. It is an asset she processes that makes her a competitive force in any event she contests. Fair Pippa is likely to be sighted pushing forward onto the early pace after she jumps from trap two here after she delivered her five length heat third to Vikings.

Completing the Fahey prepared representation in this decider is Opawa Timo, who will be sighted wearing the pink racing vest here. It was a bold heat effort by this son of Fabregas and Opawa Eye who was seen pressing on stoutly during the run home for his three length heat second to Vikings. He has no option but to quickly push his way forward onto the early pace here.

The ever-resilient Boston Billy just keeps on giving everything and then some for his conditioners Tony Hart and Kristy Taylor. He was contesting his 134th career race when he extended nicely from the midfield traffic on the home turn to book his place in this final when winding up 10.5 lengths astern of Tom Tee. This son of Bit Chili and Nina’s Girl will be jumping away from trap six on Thursday.

Completing the drawn field is the John McInerney prepared Think Thank who is a litter sibling to Vikings, Junk Mail and Fair Pippa. He settled in behind the frenetic pace being set by Tom Tee in his heat and he maintained that field position throughout when delivering his 10.75 length heat fourth. He will hop away from trap three in this final.

Team McInerney provides the second reserve with Princely Gold who finished his heat outing in fifth place in the heat won by Tom Tee. This son of Fast Archer and Homebush Violet is better known at the Addington venue over the 295 dash here.

The first possie on the reserves bench is occupied by the Ashley Bradshaw prepared Nozzno Fear after his fifth place finish behind Vikings. He is a noted, on the pace railing chaser who obviously will be seeking an inside trap if he’s required here.

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NZRS Advanced finalists includes (from left): Junk Mail, Boston Billy and second reserve Nozzno Fear

By Peter Fenemor

Posted on 11/01/2018 10:11:35 AM

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