Clover Don and three others out of Dominion

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The withdrawals of Clover Don, Maori Time, Sol Invictus and Waterloo Sunset, have improve the position of many in the latest rankings for the Dominion Handicap at Addington in November.

Master Lavros, the 3rd-ranked Dominon Handicap entry, who resumes at Addington on Frfday night.

Master Lavros, the 3rd-ranked Dominon Handicap entry, who resumes at Addington on Frfday night.

Those to make more definitive moves included; Kyvalley Blur who placed second to Maori Time in a recent Melton FFA;  while Valmagne and Quite A Moment jumped six and four spots respectively for their Banks Peninsula Trotting Cup placings.

Overanova who continues to be the outstanding trotter in Queensland improved slightly.

Back-to-back wins edging him ahead of Springbank Sam and Royal Aspirations who have yet to step out this season.

Prestine’s fourth in the Banks Peninsula Trotting Cup saw her work up to 27th.

Latest Dominion Handicap rankings are:

1 Stent, 2 Sheemon, 3 Master Lavros, 4 Used To Me, 5 Kincaslough, 6 Alley Way, 7 Vincennes 8 One Over Da Moon, 9 Jag’s Invasion, 10 King Denny, 11 Habibti, 12 Daryl Boko, 13 Prime Power, 14 Kyvalley Blur, 15 Realmein, 16 Valmagne, 17 Quite A Moment, 18 Overanova, 19 Springbank Sam, 20 Royal Aspirations, 21 Boizel, 22 Cool Cobber, 23 Uncas, 24 Monbet, 25 Majestic Time, 26 Escapee, 27 Prestine, 28 Harrysul, 29 Al Bundy, 30 Leanne’s Boy, 31 Wingsonhai.

Withdrawals:  Clover Don, Maori Time, Sol Invictus, Waterloo Sunset, Monty Python, Live The Dream, Speeding Spur, Jaccka Justy.

A strong win in Melbourne has seen Franco Ledger nudge ahead of Franco Nelson, to fourth, in the latest HRNZ rankings for November’s New Zealand Cup.

Tiger Tara’s spirited second behind Cup favourite Christen Me in the New Brighton Cup now has him in sixth position.

A big late run for third in the same race sees Bit Of A Legend jump to 18th from 23rd.

The impressive win of Brilliant Strike, albeit in a lower-graded race saw him edge past Mach Beauty and Chancellor Cullen, two Aussies that are yet to hit their straps this season.

No Doctor Needed was rewarded for his fourth in the biggest race of the season so far by jumping seven spots to 27th. The only other mover in the Cup rankings was Mach’s Gladiator who jumped to 29th following his FFA win on October 17th.

Latest NZ Cup rankings are:

1 Christen Me, 2 Arden Rooney, 3 Smolda, 4 Franco Ledger, 5 Franco Nelson, 6 Tiger Tara, 7 Sky Major, 8  Ohoka Punter, 9 Corzin Terror, 10 Easy On The Eye, 11 Venus Serena, 12 Lancewood Lizzie, 13 Mossdale Conner, 14 Jason Rulz, 15 Forever Gold, 16 Mighty Flying Mac, 17 Belkmyster, 18 Bit Of A Legend, 19 Te Kawau, 20 Dalton Bromac, 21 Alleluia, 22 Choise Achiever, 23 Messini, 24 Brilliant Strike, 25 Mach Beauty, 26 Chancellor Cullen, 27 No Doctor Needed, 28 Bettor Dream, 29 Mach’s Gladiator, 30 Quick As A Trick, 31 Lewy Risk, 32 Jivin Cullen, 33 Ideal Success, 34 Provocative Prince, 35 Delightful Dash, 36 Major Star.

Withdrawals:  Ballindooley, Major Bubbles, Saveapatrol, Zakspatrol.