Tuesday, December 11, 2018
After recently taking on some pretty fair fields at Angle Park, Lewiston trainer Don Turner reckoned it was time for a change of scenery for Dynamo Jezz, a greyhound that he had won eight races with at Angle Park, Gawler and Strathalbyn.
Down for a recent time-graded meeting, Turner returned on Sunday with the dog that he had purchased from Victoria earlier this year after wins at Shepparton, Warragul and Bendigo.
“To be honest, even though he was still racing well in Adelaide, Dynamo Jezz was on a tough mark so I was hoping that by bringing him down here he might encounter a drop in class although you never know what you might run into when nominating for Mount Gambier,” Turner said.
But if he was looking for a confidence-booster for his dog then that’s what he got. Away well from box eight in the Trackside Meats Stake (512 metres), Dynamo Jezz quickly crossed the grade five field, eventually running out an 8¾ length winner in a near best of the day 29.91 seconds.
By the iron dog Stagger – 137 starts for 64 wins – Dynamo Jezz is out of Tinted Power, a winner of 11 races including Sandown Park and The Meadows.
Sunday’s win was Turner’s first at Tara Raceway since February 3, 2017 when Wayne’s Error was successful although four years prior to that he had won the Mount Gambier Cup with Colville, trained for him locally by Allen Williams.
And the following year he reached the cup final with Stew’s Mistake and Poetic Mover, the former running third to Veetee Express.
Dynamo Jezz will next go around tomorrow afternoon over 455 metres at Murray Bridge’s 16-race “picnic” meeting (fields limited to between two to four dogs) which is a dress rehearsal for next Wednesday’s opening meeting.