A day of doubles at the dogs

A day of doubles at the dogs

It was a case of Portland-based Robert Halliday, Jack Trengove (Two Wells), David Peckham (Allendale East) and Annette Kampman (Purdeet) collectively dominating last week’s time-graded meeting with doubles.

Halliday kicked off his day with a win in the Commercial Hotel TG1-4W Stake (400 metres) after Yadillah Son stormed home to defeat Pace To Burn by a head in 23.55 seconds.

And later, Yadillah Lad, also by Bernardo x Spirited Bingle, led all the way in the Greg Martlew AutosTG5+W Stake (512 m) when defeating Two Hands George by 2¼ lengths in 30.23 seconds.

For Halliday, it was his first double since October 26 when Yadillah Lad and another of the litter in Wangler had been successful.

Kampman’s Myola Dusk staged a big run, coming from well back and storming home to defeat Alice Express by a half-length in 23.68 seconds in the Klaassens Contractors Mixed Series Fast Forward TG1-4W final (400 m).

By Aussie Infrared out of Pocket Queen, the win, which carried Category 2 prize money, was Myola Dusk’s first since August last year when she defeated Uncle Stripes at the Mount Gambier track.

Litter brother Myola Nick, also owned and trained by Kampman, contested last week’s $47,500 Sportsbet Emerald Series four-dog heats (300 m) at Healesville.

Sunday’s final was worth $30,000 to the winner and consisted of the eight fastest greyhounds from the heats, regardless of the finishing position.

Myola Nick was the tenth fastest and as such qualified for the Sportsbet Emerald Series Consolation which carried $7000 to the winner.

At his first start the black dog won his maiden over 305 metres at Tara Raceway in July 2023.

And in December he was successful in the Warrnambool.

Mount Gambier Border Challenge (450 m) at Warrnambool.

Kampman’s second winner last week was Striking Holly who led all the way from box six in the Exchange Printers TG5+W Stake (400 m).

By Zambora Brockie out of Crymelon Holly, the 10-race winner has now won seven races since joining Kampman’s kennels in September 2022.

Striking Holly is the dog who at nine months of age took on a tiger snake and lived to tell the story.

A week under veterinary supervision and then a three month recuperation period followed although it was never expected that she would race.

But she got through breaking-in and at her fourth start over Tara Raceway’s 305 metre distance Striking Holly led all the way when winning in 17.88 seconds.

Kampman’s double was her first since January 12 last year when Myola Queen and Myola Pocket – by Lightning Frank and older half-sisters to Myola Dusk and Myola Nick – were successful at Tara Raceway.

For Trengove and Peckham, who currently hold down second and third spots on the Mount Gambier Leading Trainers’ list, doubles are not altogether a rare occurrence.

Crusher, a son of Fernando Bale and Thriving, was an emphatic winner of the Icon Signs TG1-4W Stake (512 m) for Trengove when defeating the Peckham-trained Sweet Lynette by 5½ lengths in 29.86 seconds.

And in the Winning Post Supplies TG1-4W Stake (400 m), Casting led all the way for a 1¼ length win over Fried Giblet in 23.56 seconds.

Peckham’s double came by way of Bourne Nancy in the Progreyhoundtips.com TG5+W Stake (400 m) and Pat The Rat in the Produce Store TG1-4W Stake (400 m).

Bourne Nancy, a member of the successful Bernardo x Dusseldorp litter, led all the way when defeating Cadillac Magic by 3¾ lengths in 23.15 seconds.

Later in the day Pat The Rat, a son of Spring Gun x Daisy Maree, defeated litter sister Lynette Ann by 5¾ lengths in 23.13 seconds.

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