ANYONE wishing to no longer be an ‘only child’ should give Dani Hill a call as there is a fair chance she is in the market for a new brother.
Hill’s quest for a sibling stems from her brother Wayne’s bid to take one of her prized possessions – the South Australia drivers’ title.
Sidelined since being in a horrific fall during the South Australia Derby last February, Hill’s remarkable start to the season had her perched on top of the drivers’ premiership.
Such was her devastating form, Hill registered 82 from just 285 drives.
Hill was so far in front of her rivals, it took Wayne until last weekend to overtake his sister.
Riding the crest of a wave, Wayne has notched 11 wins from the past four meetings, including a quintet in Port Pirie last Sunday.
“I’m having a good run at the moment,” Wayne said. “Patches like this can come along every now and again so you have to enjoy them while you can.
“Winning the premiership is something I would like to do at least once, but you can’t under estimate Dani.”
Progressing well in her recovery, Hill has an all-important appointment with a specialist on July 24.
Should the prognosis be as she hopes Hill will immediately return to driving.
“Dani could be back in a little over a month and still has six weeks left in the season,” Wayne said. “Given how good she is she can drive three winners a meeting and win the premiership.”
Set to have a busy time in Mildura tomorrow evening, Wayne will be out to expand his premiership lead at Globe Derby the following night.
With engagements in seven of the eight races on the card, Wayne has several strong chances, including Bettorhavtime in the opening event.
Trained by Heather Stevens, Bettorhavtime finished second behind Victorian raider Major Times at same venue last weekend.
The son of Bettors Delight has four wins and two seconds from his last seven starts.
“He is airborne at the moment,” Wayne said. “He’s drawn the outside of the front line which makes it tough, but he is going well enough to over that.
“As long as he doesn’t have any bad luck he will be hard to beat.
“I’ve got a few handy drives on the night so hopefully I can get some good results for the trainers and owners.”