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Dornauf reveals his bright prospect

11 / 07 / 2011 Article by: Editor
trainer Bill Dornauf with Dandy Patch final winner Hesa Prospect
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THE Bill Dornauf-trained two-year-old pacer Hesa Prospect produced his best performance of the season to win the Dandy Patch Stakes final over 2090 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart on Sunday night.

Hesa Prospect ($4.90) rattled home over the concluding stages to score by 1-1/2 metres from the favourite Punt Road Disco ($2.40).

Tony Macarony showed good early speed to lead from gate four while driver John Walters settled Hesa Prospect just worse than midfield in the one-out-three-back position.

Tony Macarony and Punt Road Disco burst clear on the home turn and looked set to fight it out but once balanced, Hesa Prospect slipped into overdrive and powered home to win comfortably over Punt Road Disco with Tony Macarony third.

Hesa Prospect is owned by Doug McKillop who also bred the gelding from a mare (She’s An Atom) that is a daughter of Aachens Last that also was trained by Dornauf.

Dornauf, who has been associated with McKillop for over 30 years, said Hesa Prospect would head to the spelling paddock.

Listen to what trainer Bill Dornauf said after Hesa Prospect’s brilliant Dandy Patch final win – click here.