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Ebabe paying her way

03 / 03 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
Ebabe (Adrian Collins) defeats Bertils Bliss (Gareth Rattray) in C0-C1 in Hobart icon Click to enlarge

CONSISTENT harness racing mare Ebabe delivered another courageous performance to score an impressive win in a C0-C1 over 2090 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart on Monday night.

The Zeke Slater-trained mare faced the breeze for most of the race from her outside front-row draw and when driver Adrian Collins sent her to the front in the back straight the last time she powered home to score comfortably.

Slater said Ebabe (Union Guy-Eilish Mary) had been a good money spinner for owners Merv and Marjory Butterworth who have been big supporters of Slater’s stable.

“Ebabe has been very consistent and while she aces in these lower grades she will be very competitive as she showed tonight,” Slater said.

“She has won four but placed nine times from almost 30 starts so she has paid her way.”

“I’m not sure how much further she will go here in Tassie but while she’s in this sort of form she will be very competitive,” he said.

Collins said he was confident a log way out that the mare would win.

Listen to what reinsman Adrian Collins had to say about Ebabe’s win.