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    It’s a Heavenly night for star young reinsman It’s a Heavenly night for star young reinsman

    Heavenly Holly and Lleyton Green finish all over their rivals to win Saturday night J. C Caffyn Plate at Tabcorp Park Menangle.

    PROMISE turned into success for star young reinsman Lleyton Green at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night. And another promising young driver added his... It’s a Heavenly night for star young reinsman

    PROMISE turned into success for star young reinsman Lleyton Green at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Saturday night.

    And another promising young driver added his name to the prestigious KARI J C Caffyn Plate when Heavenly Holly took out the annual race that attracts indigenous drivers from all around the state.

    Green needed a cool head in a crisis and came from three back on the markers to score a commanding win in the race that is so sort-after by so many of our indigenous reinsmen and women each year.

    Turning for home three-time winner McKayler Barnes was looking to make it four when she dashed for home aboard Mickey Oh with Rocket Boy (Jeff Brown) also looking to move into the action as well.

    Yet Green pulled his horse across the tail of several other runners and with 100m to go dashed to the front, scoring a three-metre win in a 1:53.9 mile rate, beating Rocket Boy and Mickey Oh in a win he later described as ‘simply awesome’.

    “This win means a lot to the family  and its just fantastic to win a race like this,” said Green.

    “Michael Formosa does an amazing job with his horses and this bloke was always going to be hard to beat.

    “I did think about pushing on for the front at the start but decided I was going to be more competitive if I could just settle three-back on the pegs.

    “Once we got clear in the last 400m he really motored home.”

    Green’s mission was made a lot easier when the favourite Thee Old Bomb (Dwayne Brown) didn’t score up and missed the start hopelessly.

    Young Green has learned a lot working for the McDowell family at Mulgoa.

    Now he’s starting to put it all together when it matters . . . on the track.

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