VETERAN harness racing trainer-driver Mark Geeves doesn’t frequent the winner’s circle as much these days as he did in his heyday but his latest acquisition Rough And Reckless could have the potential to reverse that trend.
At Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last Sunday night Rough And Reckless delivered the goods at his 12th start for Geeves but the winner’s purse has more than covered the purchase price.
Geeves had the Safe And Sound-Mags Legacy gelding settled behind the leader Hot Bromac that set a cracking pace in front.
When Hot Bromac kicked clear rounding the home turn Geeves got to work on his charge and under strong driving the six-year-old eventually forged to the lead close to home.
The gelding hit the line 2-1/2 metres clear of Hot Bromac with Itsallaboutthefood only a head astern.
Rough And Reckless clocked a mile rate of 2m.00.4s and ran home his last half (800m) in 59.8sec.
Geeves only has one horse in work at any one time and treats it as a hobby these days but in his heyday he was no stranger to the winner’s circle.
Listen to what Mark Geeves had to say about Rough And Reckless’ first win in Tasmania – click here.