Junee's favourite young reinsman Cameron Hart heading to the big smoke to continue his harness racing career

SUITED-UP: Hart at the recent Wagga Trots Presentation Night at The Rules Club, where he won Junior Driver. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

SUITED-UP: Hart at the recent Wagga Trots Presentation Night at The Rules Club, where he won Junior Driver. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

The bright lights of Sydney have attracted Junee reinsman Cameron Hart.

Hart will move from Junee away from home next week to start the next stage of his career at Menangle.

Hart will join Shane Sanderson’s stable in the centre of NSW’s harness racing industry.

The former Queenslander, who claimed the Wagga Pacers Cup last season, has offered Hart a role driving his team of horses.

It was an opportunity the 18-year-old couldn’t resist.

“I always had in my head I would probably give it (Menangle) a go at some stage,” Hart said.

“I was trying to find the right time and I think now is probably the right time.

“There is a bit of an opening for a claim driver down there so I will give it a go.”

Hart has already driven a number of horses for Sanderson.

That included three at Menangle last Saturday.

His best result was a second with Mind The Wire but Hart is pleased to be given the opportunity to drive at the metropolitan meeting.

“They all went pretty well,” he said.

“A couple of them did anyway, one misbehaved at the start, and I am looking forward to the partnership with him.

“I’m looking forward to see how it goes in Sydney and hopefully I can keep having a bit of success.”

He will join older sister Ashley in Sydney.

Despite the move he won’t be completely lost to the region.

Crowned the Southwest and Riverina’s best concession driver last season, Hart will continue to travel to some meetings for drives.

“I’m getting Fridays off so that will be the main day to come down and drive around here still,” he said.

“That will be good.”

Hart won’t be able to hit the ground running.

He’s currently out suspended after drawing the ire of stewards at Menangle on Saturday night.

Driving My Littledreamgirl for uncle Trevor White he received a two-week ban after being found to have caused interference when shifting out.

It was the mare’s first loss at start four.

Despite the early mistake she was able to recover and finish sixth.

The race was taken out by Mirrool trainer-driver Stephen Maguire with Loorrim Creek.

However Hart did taste some success before being sidelined, driving Lets Katchmeifucan to a win at Eugowra on Monday.

After a standout season, including bringing up his 50th career win, Hart finished fifth in the NSW concession driving premiership.

With the current season just over a month old, Hart is currently ninth in the overall rankings.

He’s driven six winners from 41 starts.

He is only one win off Ellen Rixon, who won at Wagga on Friday, in the state’s concession drivers rankings.