From there, it was all over from the race perspective – Hart and Just Dessy home and hosed – it was about if the pair could clinch the speediest time of the series so far.
They not only scored the quickest time in 2022, stopping the clock at 63.46 seconds, but the fastest sprint around Redcliffe ever recorded in the Trot Rods concept.
Just Dessy’s stunning Triangle performance topped last year’s winner – Adam Crocker – who claimed the major prize in 63.79 seconds, with the inaugural champion With The Band back in 64.77 seconds.
Just Dessy has only been in the Sunshine State since early February and has already scored three victories for the Thurlow team.
“The horse has been racing really well but I was not sure if he would grab the Trot Rods concept, I had a drive in it the other night and thought I would go well but the horse did not handle the concept,” Thurlow said.
“This horse did accept it; Cam drove him great and he was foot down all the way and he probably surprised me a little bit with the time ran.
“I left it all up to Cam, he is out there and he drives enough horses and does his form well.
“He drove him on Wednesday night probably not how we have been driving him here previously, he adapted well and the horse responded.”
Hart was invited to compete on the finale night of the popular series.
After multiple Group 1-winning reinsman Hart got the best out of the son of Alta Christiano by firing him to the lead, Thurlow says the stable may need to drive him like that more often.
Young driver Zac Chappenden had been in the bike in all six of his Queensland efforts before Wednesday night and the previous thinking was the gelding appreciated following the leader and would hit the line well.
“If it presents, we will look to hold the lead,” Thurlow said.
“I have not driven him since he has been here, Zac has been on him all the time so maybe Zac will need to be more aggressive on him.”
R Eleven Art – who is trained by Darren Weeks – was the clubhouse leader at 64.64 seconds coming into the finale evening of racing on Wednesday, which consisted of 10 heats at Redcliffe.
Cradle Of Fire lowered the bar once again in the fourth heat at 64.51 seconds before Hart and Just Dessy went bang in the eighth of the night and it was all over the competition, with the last two races unable to better the cracking time.