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Star Chamber interstate bound after impressive Hobart Pacing Cup victory

18 / 01 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
Star Chamber (Nathan Ford) easily wins Hobart Pacing Cup icon Click to enlarge

TASMANIAN pacer Star Chamber booked a ticket to Victoria to play with the big boys of the harness racing industry when he outgunned a star class field in the Smithawards Hobart Pacing Cup final over 3060 metres at Tattersall’s Park tonight.

The Nathan Ford-trained and owned gelding came from near last in the back straight the last time to score by almost seven metres from outsider Benediction with Sky Tower a closing third after facing the breeze.

Star Chamber emerged as a potential Group 1 contender when he won the Tasmania Cup tow starts back and with a Hobart pacing Cup heat and final now added to his impressive list of triumphs he is likely to be given the chance to test his skill against the best within a week.

Ford said the Shepparton Cup could be the gelding’s next mission and if he does follow that path to the Hunter Cup he will clash with an all-star line-up.

Listen to what trainer-driver Nathan Ford had to say after Star Chamber’s Hobart pacing Cup victory.