Woods sees finishing line ahead

10 June 2018 04:24:33 EST

Young reinsman Brady Woods is closing in on the 6ty° Youngbloods Challenge and hopes to complete the job in Launceston this evening.

Woods currently sits comfortably at the top of the Youngbloods Leaderboard, eight points clear of Samantha Gangell and 11 in front of Hannah Van dongen, but there is still work to be done.

Woods opened up the lead in the prestigious Tasmanian Junior Drivers Challenge after steering the Tony Peterson-trained Usain Jolt to victory in Heat four last Sunday night in Hobart.

"It was great to be able to win for Tony as he used to drive horses for my grandfather back in the day so helping to get Usain Jolt over the line was like my way of paying him back for all his great drives for our family and I hope to do it again for him tonight," said Brady.

In a strange twist of fate, Brady has drawn partner Usain Jolt in the Final Heat of the Youngbloods Challenge, Heat 6, and just as in Heat 4 the four-year-old will start from inside the second row.

"We come out behind No Apachemee which is one of the top fancies in the race so we are likely to have a few options open to us, Usain Jolt is the class runner of the field and finished off really strongly when I let him go on the home corner in Hobart so I'm looking forward to his effort tonight," said Brady.

"I also have a good drive in Heat 5 with the John Castles runner Keep Playing drawing the pole, there are couple of smart ones in it like Streitkid who has the speed to cross and Semowillrev, but my bloke is very consistent and he will give a great sight I'm sure."

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