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Reigning Queensland Trotter of the Year Our Overanova displayed all of his qualities with a hard fought victory at Redcliffe last night (Saturday).
The Grant Dixon trained and driven performer sat outside feature race winning Needle and proved too strong with Miracle Rising finishing third in the Comfort Inn Northgate Trot over the 1780m distance.
In winning, the Monarchy gelding established a new track record with a time of 1:59.6 from the mobile start.
The new mark goes along with his trio of track records at Albion Park.
Our Overanova holds track records for the 1660m Mobile (1:56.2) plus the 2138m Standing Start (1:59.0) and 2647m Standing Start (2:00.3).
“He’s a great horse, he knows how to win and that was a very good effort sitting outside a talented type like Needle and wearing her down.” Dixon said.
Our Overanova is currently ranked 29th for the Inter Dominion Trotting Championship in Melbourne starting in December.
A winner of the Darrell Alexander Memorial Championship series last year, the veteran trotter will again be considered for that series starting next month.
Our Overanova has now won 3 from 5 at the bayside half mile circuit.
Overall, he has won 49 from 128 with earnings approaching $400,000.
Raced by former Racing Queensland Harness Board Chairman Greg Mitchell, Our Overanova was purchased back in 2013 following his maiden victory at Ashburton.
Chris Barsby | RQ Web News | October 21 | Photo by Dan Costello