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Margin Girl tunes up for Oaks

11 / 03 / 2012 Article by: Editor
Margin Girl (Paul Ashwood) on her way to easily winning the New Norfolk RSL Pace (C0) from Hes No Saint
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PROMISING three-year-old harness racing filly Margin Girl did her Tasmanian Oaks prospects no harm when she gave her rivals a pacing lesson at Kensington Park at New Norfolk on Saturday.

Margin Girl lined up in the New Norfolk RSL Pace for CO performers and emerged triumphant without raising a sweat.

The Rod Ashwood-trained filly was allowed to settle at the rear of the field by the trainer’s twin brother Paul Ashwood while Another Bluejeans (Todd Rattray made the pace after beginning brilliantly from the mobile barrier.

As the bell sounded Ashwood eased his charge three-wide to improve but instead of scorching to the leaders he allowed her to improve gradually and waited until they reached the home turn before hitting the go button.

When he did release the reins the filly forged clear and went on to score by almost six metres from He’s No Saint with Little Bluejeans a closing third a metre away.

Margin Girl has won four and been placed six times from only 10 starts that makes her one of the most consistent three-year-old fillies in the state.

The trainer was pleased with the effort and confirmed the filly would most likely tackle the 3YO Championship in Launceston next Sunday night before lining up in the Tasmanian Oaks in Hobart a week later.

Listen to what trainer Rodney Ashwood said to Peter Staples about Margin Girl’s latest win – click here.