Better’s Tart Stunning In Nuggets

Better’s Tart Stunning In Nuggets

Bruce Stewart

13th January 2021

She had every right to get beaten, but the class and fighting qualities of Ashburton filly Better’s Tart prevailed and provided the highlight of the Southern Harness scene so far this season.

“From what she did today she’s got a future. It was only her third start and it was a pretty tough run,” said driver Sam Ottley.

Better’s Tart warming up – Photo Bruce Stewart

From a wide draw Ottley wasn’t able to get cover and sat three or four out until sitting parked with a lap to run.

“They all punched up and made us work a bit but that’s competitive racing isn’t it.”

Ottley said the Brent White trained filly wasn’t overly fazed at being posted wide.

“She was very relaxed. Typical Bettor’s. She dropped the bit wherever I put her. Down the back straight she was still relaxed and entitled to get tired but to her credit she picked the bit up in the straight and wouldn’t let anything pass her.”

The winning margin at the end of the 2200 metre mobile was three quarters of a length with second favourite Magic Mike running second.

Better’s Tart moved up to sit parked with a lap to run – Photo Bruce Stewart

Neck out and ears back and winning – Photo Bruce Stewart

Southland Oaks candidate returning – Photo Bruce Stewart