Arannalea sold to Victorian buyer

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Arannalea, a runaway 12 1/4 lengths winner for the Mark Jones stable at Wyndham on Saturday, March 4, was sold this week to Victorian interests.

She has been withdrawn from the Northern Southland Trotting Club’s meeting at Invercargill on Saturday.

Arannalea, showing winning fresh at Timaru in January for trainer, Mark Jones. (Race Images photo).

The 4YO Pegasus Spur-Lady Boo Kay mare again showed her rivals a clean pair of heels when proving superior at Wyndham.

In the hands of Blair Orange, she stepped well after a false start off the 30m line in a C0-1 trot, trailing early leader Pegasus Hanover then zipped clear with 950m to run.

From the 600m Arannalea got further in front, winning as she liked in a useful 3:03.8 (2:03.2 mile rate) for the stand start 2400m.

She maintained her momentum over her last 800m in 59.8s and her closing 400m in 30.2s.

The half-sister to useful winners, Beau Brummell and Debaneyre, was also a clear-cut winner fresh-up at Timaru on January 6, also winning from the front-end by 5 1/2 lengths.

She won four and was five times placed in 22 starts for $26,051 in stakes from the Mark Jones stable.

Meanwhile, tighter-assessed trot stablemate Eyre I Come kept his purple patch of form going with his third win on end when taking out the $10,690 Commodore Hotel Mobile Trot at Addington on Sunday, March 5.

Driver Blair Orange pressed forward from the seven gate with the Majestic Son gelding, leading over the last 1400m of the mobile 1950m free-for-all.

They held Quite A Moment, who came from last at the bell, by three-quarters of a length in a smart 1:57.3 rate, trotting his last 800m in 58.6s.

Eyre I Come, now the winner of nine of 35 starts for $99,514, is poised to edge past the $100,000 mark with another good showing in the Prydes Easi-Feed Southern Lights Handicap Trot at Invercargill on Saturday.