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Plunkett wins home town cup with Jessie Maguire

26 / 01 / 2013 Article by: Peter Staples
Jessie Maguire leads the field in the New Norfolk Cup with a lap to go icon Click to enlarge

IN-FORM four-year-old pacing mare Jessie Maguire gave another faultless performance to score an impressive win in the 2013 Norske Skog New Norfolk Cup over 2950 metres at Kensington Park today.

With regular driver Craig Toulmin aboard, Jessie Maguire stepped brilliantly from the standing start and was able to make full use of the pole position.

Toulmin ensured a steady rate but when he slackened the speed midrace Justin Campbell sent his talented mare Noels Girl around the field to park in the breeze.

This ensured a strong tempo but when Toulmin called on the Rod Plunkett-trained mare to extend at the top of the home straight the last time she responded well and kicked clear.

Cruisin Fella came with a charge but Plukett’s mare had plenty in reserve to stave off all challenges.

It was a great win and one that gave the trainer plenty to smile about as he was born and raised at New Norfolk and he has always called the town home.

Listen to what trainer Rod Plunkett had to say about Jessie Maguire’s brilliant New Norfolk Cup win – CLICK HERE.