The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012
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48 NT NEWS. Monday, August 6, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -A U G -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 8 C O L O R : C M Y K FACTORY CRUISE CONTROL CAB GUARD W/ LADDER RACK 180 SWING DOWN TAILGATE 3.0 LITRE TURBO DIESEL POWER & ECONOMY 3-TONNE BRAKED TOWING 4x4 SX CREW UTE KED TOWING FROM $34,990 DRIVE AWAY* HUGE SAVINGS ON ALL RUN OUT MODEL D-MAX *Manual transmission. Automatic option $2000 extra on SX Crew Ute. ABN holders only. Excludes government, fl eet, trental & non-profi t buyers. Metallic/mica paint fi nish $300 extra (eg. as shown). While stocks last. Not available with other offers. Drive away price includes one year business vehicle registration, CTP uinsurance, dealer delivery and statutory charges. DARWIN ISUZU UTE 34 Stuart Highway Darwin NT 0801 Ph: 8946 4444 www.ntag.com.au LMVD 403 5 LEFT ONLY MYSTERY NUMBER BUY THIS PAPER AND YOU COULD WIN THE JACKPOT! Money jackpots each day Monday to Friday by $10 $880 JA C K P O T MYSTERY NUMBERTO WIN INSTANTLY RING 1900 966 372 Conditions: Page 2 AND KEY IN YOUR LUCKY NUMBER PORT SACKS PRIMUS AFTER GIANTS LOSS Page 21 Bound for glory HORSERACING ByGREGORMACTAGGART Just cant split them ... Darwin Cup contenders Sheahan and Bolton enjoy a dip before todays $185,000 race over 2000m. The Stephen Brown-trained gallopers are equal favourites for the Northern Territorys biggest thoroughbred race. Report Page 46 Picture: DANIEL HARTLEY-ALLEN NEIL Dyer knows that true greatness awaits Hawks Bay if he secures back-toback victories in todays $185,000 Carlton Mid Darwin Cup (2000m). The champion Victorian galloper has been asked to set a modern day weightcarrying record for the second time in as many years when he lumps 64.5kg in the Northern Territorys most famous race. Hawks Bay carried 62kg to glory this time 12 months ago, but Dyer acknowledges the horse that changed his life has to pull something out of the box at Fannie Bay to consolidate his place in the record books. Im more hopeful than confident compared to previous years, Im just hoping the old gladiator puts his best foot forward on the day because he is a genuine racehorse, Dyer said. With 64.5kg it is probably going to be his last (Darwin) Cup and Id love to win it again with him. You see a lot of horses go down in the record-books as two time or back-to-back winners and I know he is equally as good as them and he deserves it, but circumstances, especially the weights are against him. Dyer admitted the team, including jockey Steven Arnold, was surprised by Hawks Bays last-start sixth place in the Metric Mile (1600m), but the confidence has returned in the days leading up to the 2012 Cup. I reckon that track was inconsistent and had an effect, but he was also a little bit below par, Dyer said. He might have got a little bit too comfortable up here. He has done plenty of beach work since the Metric Mile and Steven is pretty happy with him. He couldnt fault his work on Tuesday morning. But for all the Kyneton trainers efforts to have Hawks Bay ready for his Cup defence, that nagging doubt in his mind surrounds the impost that his charge has been left to lump today. The weight and the hor ses age, hes turned seven now make it a big ask, Dyer said. Activation, who won $800,000 and $500,000 of that at Group and Listed level carried 57.5kg in his first Cup (to victory) and 58.5kg in his second. Weve won $720,000 and $158,000 of that at Group and ContinuedPage46
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