Costa Del Magnifico


Nathan Williamson left nothing to chance. He knew he was on the horse to beat in the Auckland Reactor At Alabar Mobile Pace at Ascot Park today.


He held Costa Del Magnifico together going into the first bend as Tuapeka Glory took an early lead. But with 1800 metres to run he'd taken the second favourite to the front.


He was joined by Jetsdream with 1200 metres to run but with 750 metres to run Williamson started to put his rival under the pump...

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Experiment and Tony Barron

Experiment Back 

Quality trotter Experiment returned to winning form when beating seven rivals in the PGG Wrightson Livestock Handicap Trot at Ascot Park this afternoon.


The daughter of Sundon hit a purple patch of form last season winning three races in a row between the middle of October into the first part of November.


She was then taken north and started twice at Cup Week where the wheels came off the campaign when she finished fourteenth and fifteenth.

“I paddock train her down here and up there she walked the paddock all night and didn’t settle in at all....

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Onedin Mach

Mach Two From Two 


You sense that Nathan Williamson is starting to get excited about Onedin Mach.


He's held the horse in high regard for a while and after a moderate three year old season the now four year old is starting to realise his potential.


The Mach Three gelding qualified on the grass at Cromwell at Christmas time 2012. As a two year old he started five times for two wins. He had a relatively quiet season at three, winning three times from eleven starts but with another year and over longer distances he's really starting to show his quality.





Sonova Has Too Many Guns (Friday 26th September 2014)


Bruce Stewart


The Brett Gray trained Sonova Gun is one of the most improved lower grade horses in the south at the moment and his good form was rewarded with a win at the Northern Southland meeting at Ascot Park.


After leading and getting run down by the classy Pulp Fiction last Friday the five year old Extreme Three gelding went one better today.


Sonova Gun settled three back on the outside. After racing keenly driver Nathan Williamson decided to press forward with 1300 metres to run and hit the lead with 1200 metres to run. With 400 metres to go Sonova Gun was being pressured by Milligan who had improved quickly three wide at the 600 and Attack Mac. But he fought resolutely to beat favourite Milligan by a length with Franco Caliph running home late along the passing lane. The Allan Beck trained Bettabe Perfect caught the eye running home late for fourth.


“The other day I drew seven and had to work nearly a lap to get to the lead whereas today I tucked him in and was able to work around them with 1400 metres to go. He stuck on well. He just felt as though he’d come on with that run last week. He's won all his races in or near the lead. When they come at him he lifts," said Williamson.

The win was Sonova Gun's third from twenty two starts. He's out of the Badlands Hanover mare Midnight Margarita which has the great Bonnies Chance (32 wins) in her pedigree.




Sonova Gun and Nathan Williamson greets the judge - Photo Bruce Stewart









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Ascot Park rainbow at the Invercargill HRC meeting last week - Photo Bruce Stewart


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