Tuesday, June 2, 2020
With three doubles in as many weeks at Tara Raceway, Glencoe trainer Dean Fennell will be hoping the good run continues at Thursday’s meeting.
Fennell is back with a team of nine after a “waterbag” trip to Gawler last Friday with Perseverance and her owner Michael Robinson.
Perseverance was at the northern track for the first time, facing a tough task when running into Boom Down, a winner of close to $300,000 in stakemoney and looking well placed in the Grade 5/6 event over 643 metres.
In the end it was Boom Down who scored a comfortable win for leading Adelaide trainer Ben Rawlings – Perseverance having no luck in the run after being very slowly away but better for the experience.
The daughter of Dyna Double One x Miss Freelove – a winner of two Tara Raceway 600 metre events from box eight during May – should find Thursday’s JB Irrigation Mixed Stake (600 m) more to her liking when she once again jumps from the outside.
Fennell, who has also taken over the training of several Victorian-owned greyhounds that were unable to regularly commute to Tara Raceway due to the border closure, was successful recently with Saint Maddie and Saint Tess.
Another of his Victorian visitors in Fernando Deeds, after two consecutive seconds, looks a top chance from box two in the Williams Crane Hire Stake (400 m).
With 16 wins, 15 seconds and 28 thirds this year, Fennell sits in third spot behind David Peckham and Tracie Price in the Ian Badger Leading Trainer Award while Perseverance’s five wins has her placed second behind Squishy Pea.
Rooster, another Victorian-owned greyhound, currently trained at Allendale East by David Peckham, appears well-suited in the Greg Martlew Autos Stake (512 m) and gets his chance to break back into the winner’s list for Cape Bridgewater owner Scott Blacksell.