11 May 2011 - Huntly reinsman Ashley Manton didn't take long to drive his first race winner, the 16 year-old, year 11 BTEC school based apprentice triumphed at just his second race drive at Wednesday night's Bendigo meeting. Ashley, the grand son of the late Ted Manton and son of Huntley trainer Darren Manton made his race debut last month in the race named in honour of his grandfather. It wasn't a fairytale start to his career with his horse Pretty Girl Lassie finished well back after galloping in the trot. But second time around it was a different story. The teenager steered Prettylilangeleyes, a $29.00 longshot to a comfortable win in the Aldebaran Park Trotters Handicap. A 7yo, Prettylilangeleyes, owned by the Manton family is trained at Gillieston by Russell Thompson. It was Prettylilangeleyes first victory in 21 starts this season with her last win back in August 2010. Prettylilangeleyes won by 1.2 metres from Macuenroad with Billy The Brat rounding out the top three. Ashley praised the mare which he shares ownership of with his parents. "She went really well, I am happy," he said. "I have a 50% strike rate, lets hope I can keep it."