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Flying under the radar at Tara Raceway

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Wins don’t come much more emphatic at Tara Raceway – or anywhere else for that matter – than the one posted by Dyna Carnie in the Metal Worx Mixed Stake (600 metres) on Thursday afternoon.

Dyna Carnie pictured winning by 15 lengths in last Thursday’s Metal Worx Mixed Stake (600 m).

Raced by Tim Aloisi and Matt Lehman and trained at Allendale East by David Peckham, Dyna Carnie certainly flew under the radar at the time-graded meeting when winning by 15 lengths and clocking a quick 35.06 seconds.

Having his first start at the track, the black dog’s last win had been at a city meeting back in May at The Meadows where he had won a Free For All over 525 metres before relocating to Adelaide and then early this month to Mount Gambier.

A winner of 14 races and close to $90,000 in stakemoney going into the race, Dyna Carnie is one of a handy litter which is perhaps not all that surprising considering his breeding – Kelsos Fusileer x Xylia Allen.

US greyhound Kelsos Fusileer is also the sire of Fernando Bale, arguably Australia’s best-ever sprinter, while Xylia Allen was awarded Hall of Fame status after winning 40 races and more than $700,000 in stakemoney.

One of the most successful members of the litter has been Dyna Weslyn – recently mated with Magic Sprite – who won 27 races in New Zealand and stakemoney of $164,000.

Gerald McKenna with Zipping Melody at Tara Raceway last week.

The win continued the successful association leading SA owners Aloisi and Lehman are enjoying with Peckham-trained dogs at Tara Raceway, the leading local trainer now considering a trip to Angle Park with Dyna Carnie.

Also flying under the radar last Thursday was Zipping Melody, the rank outsider at $14 in the South Eastern Hotel Stake (512 m) for Gerald McKenna of Koroit.

Having her third run back after a five-month break, the daughter of Fernando Bale and Victorian city-winning bitch Cho Chang lost her early lead down the back but came again in the home straight to defeat Adelaide chaser Vanna Allen by a head in 30.65 seconds.

It was her first win since March, McKenna and his wife Carolyn picking her up as a Nowra maiden winner early this year from Ambarvale (NSW) couple Garry and Janel Erwin mainly as a breeding proposition.

As it turned out, the white and fawn bitch was mated in July but subsequently missed, her trainer then opting to put her back into work.


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