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Barynya qualifies for Breeders Crown semi-finals

16 / 07 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Barynya winning the Tasmanian Oaks icon Click to enlarge

CLASSY Tasmanian harness racing three-year-old filly Barynya qualified to contest a semi-final of the Breeders Crown series in Victoria next month with a win in a heat in Launceston on Sunday night.

However, there was no competition for the filly as she was the sole runner in the race.

Conditions allow for a horse to contest a race solo if it is a lead-up to an interstate series such as the Breeders Crown and trainer Dick Eaves took full advantage of the conditions.

Barynya was driven by Rohan Hillier who ensured the effort was nothing more than a casual workout with the filly producing a mile rate of 2,10.1 over the 2200 metre trip.

Barynya will head to Melbourne within a fortnight to prepare for her semi-final in which she will probably start favourite.

The filly won the Tasmanian and Victorian Oaks before tackling the Vicbred Super Series in which she won a semi-final and started favourite in the final only to meet interference and finish out of a place.