By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk
Pukekohe pacer Mo Szyslak served up another win for his backers at Cambridge Raceway on Sunday.
The son of Sweet Lou started the year off in perfect fashion when winning at the Waikato track last month and he doubled his season tally when victorious in the Dunstan Horsefeeds Mobile Pace (2200m).
Driver Peter Ferguson elected to ease his charge back from his wide draw to settle at the rear of the field.
He hopped on the back of Franco Hoffman to get a cart into the race before he was stoked up by Ferguson to loop the field at the bell to sit outside leader Crusader.
The pair entered a duel upfront with Mo Szyslak eventually coming out the victor and he saw off the late challenge of Doctor Tim to win by a half head.
Trainers Steven Reid and Simon McMullan were pleased with the four-year-old entire’s winning effort off the back of some handy runs.
“It was a good run today,” McMullan said.
“He has been running well in his last couple of starts, even though his form hasn’t looked as good, but he got the job done today.”
Later on the card the stable were favoured to secure a winning double courtesy of Manhattan Sunshine, however, after setting the pace throughout she faded to third behind Pacing Hope and Voodo Prince.
It was just her second start for Reid and McMullan after finishing runner-up first-up for the stable last week.
Her trainers have been pleased with what they have seen from the mare and believe she should take home a winning cheque at short notice.
“Manhattan Sunshine went another good race. A couple were a little bit better, but she went well again,” McMullan said.
“We have only had her for two starts, but they have both been good runs.”