Parwan trainer Lewis Green, who commenced the year in fine style at Tara Raceway with eight winners in the first month of racing, made a successful return to Mount Gambier on Thursday when landing a treble.
For Green, who was accompanied by his wife Julie and eight-year-old son Tom, it was his first day back at the track after a break of some weeks.
“We only started trialling our dogs a couple of weeks ago so it was very pleasing to come away from today’s meeting with three winners,” he said.
Silenced kicked off his big day with a win in the first race, the Swallow Drive Meats Maiden Stake (400 metres), when leading all the way to defeat Okay Bronson in 23.70 seconds.
“I purchased him after he had raced on 13 occasions at Shepparton and NSW country tracks Temora, Young, Wagga and Nowra. Today was his first start for me,” Green said.
By Orson Allen, Silenced is out of the widely-travelled Fundamental who accumulated 14 wins in WA, SA, Victoria, NSW and Queensland for more than $40,000 in stakemoney.
And with the litter being bred in SA by Damien Smith of Morphett Vale, both the breeder and Green will also share in a SA-Bred Maiden bonus.
Green’s second winner of the day came up in the Metal Worx Stake (400 m) after giveaway greyhound Natalia Lee led all the way for a 1¾ lengths win over Zambora Jade in 23.79 seconds.
For the daughter of Dyna Lachlan and Bebony Bale it was her first win since January 20 when she defeated Julie Green’s Pat The Tiger at Tara Raceway.
Cawbourne Pin brought up the trainer’s third winner when finding the front down the back and subsequently holding out Gizmo Osti to win by a neck in 23.83 seconds in the Williams Crane Hire Stake (400 m).
“She’s a daughter of Ritza Lenny x Cawbourne Clover that was purchased from Tony and Lisa Rasmussen last October,” he said. “She’s now won three races for us, her previous win also being part of a treble back on January 13 with Newtown Jet and Bobby McGee.”