Yesterday’s meeting was dominated by training doubles to Scott Feltus, Clint Trengove, Jeff Guy and Tracie Price – Dita Mitchell and Nifty Lenehan the odd ones out.
Lewiston-based Feltus continued his successful run at Tara Raceway with American Mustard and Starlight Meg taking his total number of local winners to 12 and placing him in fifth spot on the leading trainers’ list.
American Mustard opened his winning account in the Williams Crane Hire Maiden/One Win Stake (400 m) when overcoming a slow start to finish over the top of Giveaway Vegas in 23.63 seconds.
And Starlight Meg, rank outsider in the Bourne Kennels Stake (400 m) led all the way for a two lengths win over Luke’s Jakit in 23.48 seconds.
Apache Jakit kicked off a good day for fellow Lewiston trainer Clint Trengove when leading all the way in the Gordon Refrigeration Mixed/One Win Stake (512 m) to defeat a luckless Bourne Burner by a head in 30.19 seconds.
This was Apache Jakit’s second win at the track, the white and brindle son of Cosmic Chief x Champagne Shot defeating Noir Star to win a maiden in January.
Trengove wrapped up the day with Rock It Fabio successful in the Winmore Greyhound Kennels Stake (400 m). After being well back early, she railed through on the home turn to defeat Sianna Magic by a length in 23.59 seconds.
The win was the fifth for her current owner-trainer who purchased the daughter of My Bro Fabio x Rhonda Rocks in December with breeding in mind for the half-sister to former champion sprinter Sennachie.
For the second consecutive Sunday the Jeff Guy-trained pair of Fugacious and Numinous was successful. And the former kept her Mount Gambier Cup hopes alive when leading all the way in the Greyhound-Data.com Mixed Stake (512 m) to defeat No Degree by 1¾ lengths in 29.70 seconds.
Another cup contender keeping his hopes alive is the Price-trained Slick Fernando who led all the way to defeat Rough In Vegas by 2½ lengths in the Rock’s Tavern Stake (512 m) in a personal best time of 29.69 seconds.
A son of Fernando Bale, Slick Fernando is out of Who’s Doing What, the pre-post favourite for the 2015 Mount Gambier Cup after drawing box one in the final but scratched after coming in season.
Rough In Vegas, who continued his consistent form for Mount Gambier owner-trainer Noel Perry, has now joined the Price kennels with a view to contesting the Mount Gambier Cup.