POPULAR reinsman Wayne Hill has begun the season in stylish fashion.
Finishing third on last term’s South Australia Drivers’ Premiership with 100 wins, Hill has wasted no time opening an early lead for the 2019/20 title.
From a dozen drives across two meetings, Hill has registered six wins and second – four clear of his sister and closest rival, Dani.
“It’s been a good way to kick off the season,” Hill said. “It would be nice if I can keep that going for the next 12 months.
“I was very happy with last season and it’d be ideal to keep the momentum.
“I’ve had some handy drives during the past week and felt I had a good chance to get a win or two.”
Completing a quartet earlier the previous Monday, Hill notched a double at Globe Derby last night.
I Wanna Rocknroll opened Hill’s account when he scored from White Star Stephie and Hockygreg.
After enjoying the run of the race behind the pacemaker, I Wanna Rocknroll grabbed the front in the last stride to rate 1:58.6 over 1800 metres.
“He got the perfect run and made the most of it,” Hill said. “It took him the whole straight to reel in the leader, but he got there in the end.”
Hill then combined with the David Smith-trained Dont Tell Alice, which led throughout from the pole.
Rating 1:59.9 over 1800 metres, the son of Major In Art accounted for Arakbell and Steinman.
“He’s been racing very consistently and was always going to be hard to beat from that draw,” Hill said.
“The draw certainly helped his chance, but given they way he has been racing he would have been competitive from any draw.”