Hart in the right place

6 July 2018

MENANGLE PREVIEW | AMANDA RANDO

 

FRESH from finishing runner up in the Rising Stars series top concession driver Cameron Hart is now chasing his first Group success.

The 19-year-old is having his best season to date and a Group win would top it off.

“When I moved to Sydney earlier this season I didn’t know what to expect, I was happy if I walked away with 30 winners,” Hart said.

“I’ve done much better than that and now I want to crack my way into some of the bigger races.

“I’ve finished second in some Group races but never won.”

The former Riverina reinsman who is now based at Menangle Park has piloted over 60 winners this season and this Saturday night at Menangle he has a strong chance of adding to that.

Hart is also in contention of steering that Group winner too having booked the drive on Ultimate Art, the $1.80 TAB Fixed Odds favourite in the Group 3 Spotpress Pace (2300m).

Ultimate Art is currently in the care of trainer Shane Sanderson who Hart drives track-work for.

“I’ve track-worked him twice this week and he has felt good,” Hart said of Ultimate Art.

“I think he is the horse to beat and the step up in distance will suit him.

“I was stoked with his run last week and he’ll do better with the run as he races better week-to-week and he had two weeks between runs last time.”

The $5.50 second favourite for Saturday night’s feature is Aztec Bromac and leading concession driver Chris Geary will be having his first drive on the KerryAnn Turner-trained pacer.

Geary is currently leading the New South Wales Concession Drivers Premiership and Hart is in third place.

Hart only began driving in races two years ago and is ranked just on the fringe of the top 10 drivers in the state this season.

Any wins this weekend will catapult Hart amongst this prestigious list.

“If things go my way I may be able to kick home a couple of winners,” Hart said.

One of Hart’s other strong chances is Gotta Go Jazzy Jet in race four.

“I really like her, she is a handy mare,” Hart said.

“She was in good form and last start she was knocked down and paced a ridiculous last half to finish where she did.

“With the right trip she will be hard to beat.”

Another runner Hart will be hoping for some luck in running with is back-to-back winner Loorrim Creek in race two.

“He’s going the best he ever has and he will need a bit of luck from the draw but should run a good race.”

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