Sunday, May 17, 2020
Four winners to Bourne Kennels trainer David Peckham, of Allendale East, at last Thursday’s Tara Raceway meeting resulted in him bringing up 50 local winners for the year in record time.
Last year’s leading trainer and currently leading the way in 2020, Peckham took 44 meetings to reach 50 winners in 2019 and only 28 this year – Dyna Carnie currently his most successful greyhound with seven wins.
Once again, it was the kennel’s main owners – Tim Aloisi and Matt Lehman (Angelo’s Entity, Dyna Alistair), and the Nineofus Syndicate (Double Vision, Squishy Pea) – who supplied Peckham’s four winners.
Angelo’s Entity turned in a big run in the Swallow Drive Meats Maiden Stake (400 metres) after overcoming a slow start before finishing too strongly for Glenville Rose for a 1½ lengths win in 23.55 seconds.
In the second maiden event, the Progreyhoundtips.com Stake (400 m), Double Vision opened his winning account at start number two when finishing over the top of Shimmy Sharna to win by 1¼ lengths in 23.46 seconds.
Peckham’s 50 winners came up in the Bartholomew Pick 6 Open Stake (400 m) after Squishy Pea chased Raw Luxury until off the back before taking over the running and finishing with 1¼ lengths to spare over General Max in 23.07 seconds.
And Dyna Alistair’s quick all the way win over Wise Stella in 22.92 seconds in the Gambier Vets Mixed Stake (400 m) at start number 103 was the fourth occasion this year that Peckham – well on the way to his fifth Mount Gambier trainers’ premiership – had landed four winners for the day.
It was also a good day for Karen Price’s brood bitch Miss Freelove, her litter by Dyna Double One producing three winners when Perseverance, Double Love and Vossy were successful for the beautifully bred daughter of Smooth Fancy x Casey’s Angel.
Local owner Michael Robinson fared well when Perseverance, trained at Glencoe by Dean Fennell, found a forward spot early in the Bourne Kennels Mixed Stake (600 m) before racing away for a comfortable three length win over Rebel Ruth in 35.79 seconds.
Robinson also races Vossy with fellow local owner Willie Vossen, the fawn bitch leading all the way in the Klaassens Contractors Mixed Stake (512 m) to defeat Banjo Fozz in 30.05 seconds and give Compton-based trainer Tracie Price the second leg of a double.
In the previous race, the Produce Store Stake (512 m), Price scored an easy win with Double Love who defeated Rouse Rocket by 7¾ lengths in 30.10 seconds and gave owners Karen Price and Andrew and Peter Haines their third win with the black dog.
Miss Freelove, who has produced 13 winners at Tara Raceway this year, is now two wins clear on the leading dams’ list over Lots Of Yap and Xylia Allen.
Meanwhile, Worrolong-based litter sisters Galactic Athena and Galactic Horizon will tackle heats of Wednesday’s Murray Bridge Straight Track Cup (350 m), the pair drawing boxes seven and two respectively in heats one and four for Moorak owner Robert Chuck and trainer Steve Bartholomew.
All told, six heats will be decided with the $10,000 final, along with a consolation, run on Wednesday, May 27.