One Over All gets his act together to salute at headquarters

Reformed trotter One Over All took his stake earnings to more than $300,000 when he outstayed his rivals in the Wagon Apollo Trotters Free For All.


Greg Sugars circumnavigated the field to find the lead with 1200 metres to travel but was joined shortly after by the $3.10 equal favorite Aldebaran Vera.

One Over All ($3.10 fav) withstood the challenges in the home straight to score by two metres from Mercenary and Aldebaran Vera.

Sugars conceded One Over All wasn't the smoothest trotter in full flight.

"When he really stretches out he's an ungainly sort of a trotter but very rarely does he make a break in the run or late in a race," Sugars said.

"For all his quirks he's a lovely horse, he's a bit of a character around the stables- he's a bit different but he's done a super job," he said.

Formerly a bit of a rogue from the mobile, One Over All has mended his manners according to Sugars.

"Early days he was quite good from the mobile but for whatever reason one day he made a break and that was it, after that I couldn't get him balanced up enough and get him away," he said.

"He had a break and we kept working on his manners and there's not a lot of standing start opportunities this time of the year, so he was going have to try and learn and thankfully he's worked it all out again."

Promising mare Surfingmakescents continued her winning streak when she ran her rivals ragged in the $30,000 Alabar Vicbred Platinum Mares Sprint Championship Final.

Sent out the $1.35 favorite, the Kerryn Manning trained and driven mare worked to the lead and that's the last her opposition saw of her.

Manning turned the event into a genuine staying test as Surfingmakescents broke clear approaching the home turn after throwing a 27.7 back straight quarter at her rivals in recording a mile rate of 1:52.6. for the 1720 metres.

The daughter of Vincent has now saluted at her past four starts.

Manning said Surfingmakescents was inclined to lose concentration when well clear in the lead.

"It's been a bad habit of hers but this time in she has been a lot better so when she switched off at the top of the straight I knew Le Belle Bijoux would keep coming at me, but she sort of got going again," Manning said.

Manning said she will aim the mare at feature races down the track.

"She'll keep going through the grades at the moment but she's certainly got the ability to run in the better races later on," she said.

"That's why it was so disappointing that she fell over heading into the Oaks because she was going well and we thought she had a bit of a chance.

She's certainly got the goods, it's just a matter of her brain working properly."