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Three trainers hold strong hand in memorial final

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Owner Karen Price pictured with Banjo Lass after her best of day Ivor Dowdell Memorial heat win.

Local trainers Dean Fennell, John Little and Monty Wilson, each with two finalists, look to hold a strong hand in Sunday’s Ivor Dowdell Memorial (400 m) at Tara Raceway.

John Little and Liz Newberry with Springvale Alysa, winner of the second heat of the Ivor Dowdell Memorial.

The Fennell-trained Banjo Lass, who last won at Tara Raceway in early January, found winning form again when leading all the way in the first heat, beating Wilson’s Bushman’s Mate by 3½ lengths in 23.14 seconds.

And Little’s Springvale Alysa also led all the way in the second heat to defeat Fennell’s Banjo Bad Boy – this year’s Summer Classic winner – by 1½ lengths in 23.17 seconds.

Little also has Yappy Allen in the final and Wilson will also be represented by Bushman’s Bro – both of his “Bushmen” running good races – while the other finalists are Dyna Naitch (David Peckham) and Cryer’s Jed (Tom Cryer).

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