Suvaljko in hot form after treble

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Perlee Gates won race six.
Camera IconPerlee Gates won race six. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Young reinswoman Emily Suvaljko enjoyed a winning night out at Narrogin, claiming a driving treble on the seven-race card last Friday.

Suvaljko guided raging favourite Caruba home in the Men’s Health Matters Pace (2662m) for trainer Peter Tilbrook and then scored a race-to-race double to close out the evening with Perlee Gates and Rather Sentimental.

Perlee Gates, trained by Matthew Scott, raced three wide early on before charging home to win race 6 by a neck, downing Allwood Glow.

Favourite Girlfromdandalup, at a $1.65, ran third.

The Joe Macri-trained Rather Sentimental was a commanding winner of the TABtouch Westbred Pace (2242m).

Suvaljko had the six-year-old well positioned in running and he was far too strong on the final lap, shooting clear to win by more than 30m over Adda Boy.

Luminosa won race five.
Camera IconLuminosa won race five. Credit: Kellie Balaam

Adding to her three victories, Suvaljko also had a second and third placing and as a result leapt to the lead in the Narrogin drivers’ premiership standings.

The emerging drive leads with 28 points over champion reinsman Chris Voak (18 points) and Michael Grantham (16).

In the fourth harness meeting of the Narrogin Racing season, veteran gelding Luminosa saluted at huge odds of $71 in the Afgri Equipment Pace (2242m).

Luminosa is prepared by Russell Matthews and was driven to victory by Donald Harper, leading throughout to edge Gunna Get Lucky by 2.5m on the line.

American Voodoo ($51) and Franco Hammond ($81) continued the theme of long odds winners on the night.

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