Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Springvale Alysa’s outstanding front-running effort to hold out Paraphernalia and win the JB Irrigation Open Stake (512 m) in a best of day 30.05 seconds at Tara Raceway last Sunday continued the black bitch’s amazing run at Tara Raceway.
It’s now been nine months since the daughter of Dyna Double One and Springvale Cool, purchased as a maiden from Adelaide, had her first run at Tara Raceway, resulting in a 512 metre win over Azumi Striker in 30.81 seconds.
Since then Springvale Alysa, trained and part-owned at Kongorong by John Little in partnership with Liz Newberry and Kevin Mullan, has never been out of a place at the Mount Gambier track – racing there a further 17 times for nine wins, four seconds and four thirds.
It’s been a good start to the year for the trio, racing under the banner of the Bungaloo Syndicate, a recent purchase in Yappy Allen also successful at Tara Raceway last Sunday.
And speaking of good starts to the year, Compton trainer Tracie Price, the 2018 Ian Badger Leading Trainer at Tara Raceway with 137 winners, has already led in 11 winners, six seconds and six thirds at the four meetings run at the local track in 2019.
While experiencing little joy at Murray Bridge on Sunday, Price shared training honours with Little at Tara Raceway when Dimora Flash brought up two wins in a row with a dashing front-running display in a best of day 23.04 seconds in the Metal Worx Mixed Stake (400 m).
Blazing Moment made it a running double in the Gordon Refrigeration Stake (400 m), the widely-travelled sprinter chasing Cosmic Ann early before gaining a rails run and finishing the stronger to win by three-quarters of a length in 23.22 seconds.