Tassie pacer lands Victoria Oaks

STAR Tasmanian filly Barynya landed some big bets when she easily won last night's $150,000 Victoria Oaks at Melton.

Barynya and Rohan Hillier

Barynya and Rohan Hillier

Bookmakers were offering as much as $13 early in the week but that was quickly snapped up by punters.

She started at $5.90 and won by almost four metres from second favourite Mindarie Priddy with outsider Berisari five metres away third.

Barynya is trained at Karoola by Dick Eaves for former Launceston Pacing Club chairman Lloyd Whish-Wilson and his wife Judy.

She was driven by Beauty Point reinsman Rohan Hillier.

It was Eaves' biggest win since he took out the 1992 NSW Oaks with Kanungra Koala.

Barynya drew inside the second row and, as expected, raced behind the leader Mindarie Priddy.

She appeared to be bolting coming to the home turn and when Hillier moved into the inside sprint line in the home straight she dashed through and quickly put the result beyond doubt.

Her mile rate for the 2240 metres was a quick 1:55.7, with the last 800m run in 56.2 seconds.

The win capped a stellar season for Tasmanian pacers, following on from Beautide's successes in the Miracle Mile, Interdominion and several other feature races.


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