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    INNOCENT FLING - Photo Walter Bulyga

    THOSE feeling a little ‘adventurous’ can back an interesting trotters double at Globe Derby on Saturday night. Beginning with Race Seven, the cheeky wager... Double fling on the cards

    THOSE feeling a little ‘adventurous’ can back an interesting trotters double at Globe Derby on Saturday night.

    Beginning with Race Seven, the cheeky wager ends with Race Nine.

    As for the squaregaiters in question, they are lightly-raced mare Innocent Fling and three-year-old filly Jealous Fling, which have drawn the pole!

    Although the pair hail from different families, they are by American stallion, Fling It.

    Having her second outing for astute trainer Ray Holberton three weeks ago, Innocent Fling broke her maiden at her 36th start.

    A handy fourth during her local debut, the seven-year-old appears to be well suited to South Australian conditions.

    Jealous Fling will then be first-up since last July for trainer Jeff Procter.

    Originally looking to race the youngster earlier in the year, Procter’s plans were postponed when Jealous Fling was injured during training.

    “I had her working up nicely when she cut herself on a jogger,” Procter explained. “The cuts weren’t deep and didn’t require stitches or anything like that, but it was enough to stop her from being worked.

    “It was the first time she’d been on the jogger and she didn’t liked it.

    “With the cuts being on her chest right where the breast plate would go I couldn’t work her from the cart.

    “She lost about three weeks work which put her return to racing three weeks behind.”

    Trialing well last weekend Jealous Fling is the sole runner along the front row, with her closest rivals coming from a 20-metre handicap.

    “At least she will be in front at some stage!” Procter said. “I was happy with her trial although she got a little tired towards the end.

    “That hit out has done her good and she will go well enough on Saturday night.”

    Jealous Fling is set to be partnered by Tiana McMahon who is also listed to drive Our El Nino, which has drawn barrier one in the previous race.

    McMahon produced a Gavin Lang-esque drive behind Our El Nino to cause a minor upset at Globe Derby earlier this week.

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