Geegees Blackfash will not only target the Launceston
Cup Wednesday but also a place in history as the John Luttrel-trained horse also aims to get past the $1 million career earnings, a first for any horse who has solely competed in Tasmania.
BLAYDON leapfrogged Tynedale in the National League One standings, courtesy of their 29-24 home victory over Launceston
still mustered four tries themselves, through Tom Rawlings, Sam Hocking, Neil Bayliss and Nathan Hannay, and that was enough to stretch their league table dominance over Tynedale to six points.
Lock Ben Hilton forced his way over from forward pressure in the right corner, centre Westren ran round three defenders on an arcing run from halfway to cross in the same spot, and Hilton then claimed his second from more forward pressure - all three scores unconverted - to leave Cov trailing 22-10 and give Launceston
their first bonus point.
But this was to be a rare high point for Stourbridge as three tries in 13 minutes took Launceston
, docked 20 points at the start of the season for going into voluntary liquidation, had shunned selection of their players for the Cornwall v Hertfordshire match the same day to ensure they went down in style.
hit back soon after with Ryan Westren going over, with Roberts adding the extras, but Tynedale restored their lead via skipper Jack Harrison's try, converted by Beasley.
It will be another very tough game against Launceston
and if we afford them the time and space we did Cambridge then we will struggle when we don't have the ball.
8 Sam Hocking capitalised on a strike against a Stour scrum, and Launceston
were 17-14 ahead by the 33rd minute.
In her book, One Grand Chain The History of Anaesthesia in Australia, Volume 1, Dr Gwen Wilson expressed some reservations about the validity of the medical qualifications which Dr William Russ Pugh publicly claimed as qualifying him to practise as a doctor in Launceston
and later in Melbourne (1).
HAD he been offered them before the game kicked off, Neil Mitchell would undoubtedly have accepted the two points Stourbridge brought back from Launceston
at the weekend.
It's a nice opportunity for us to get a double and a game we can win, but it is still going to be a tough one and Launceston
are in mustwin territory for them.