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Chevalier With A Training Treble On A Cold Sunday Night

Tuesday Meeting (Straight track)
On a cracking afternoon at Murray Bridge, Gary Pidgeon took out a training double on the 10-race card up the straight. 

Echo Miss produced an upset result in the first race which was over the 300m trip, with the daughter of My Redeemer winning from box two at good odds. 
In a small field of five, the black bitch came out quickly from box two and went straight to the lead. After working to a length lead halfway up the straight, she was promptly challenged and under a bit of pressure, however she kept responding and ultimately was just too good, holding a margin through the line and winning well in 17.11. 

It was a few races later that Mr. Zing Zang won over the short trip from box four. In another small field, he was able to bounce straight to the lead. He quickly set up a healthy margin whilst moving out to the fence and was looking good. At no point was he in any danger as he held his margin right through the line, winning well in 17.02 and capping off a nice day out for Gary!

It was good to see Wally Harkins land a winner up the straight with Uno Whiskey winning nicely over the 300m trip. From box seven, she came out very well and crossed straight to the lead. Emerley Bruce challenged hard after that point and went past Uno Whiskey, who seemed in a bit of trouble once that happened, but that didn’t deter her. With 100m to go, Uno Whiskey still had a bit of work to do and whilst it seemed unlikely, she did start making ground, before putting in a sharp burst approaching the line and getting back in front, before winning by a length in 17.09. A very determined and strong effort to win which will give her a lot of confidence, after running some good placings in recent starts.

Sunday Meeting 
On what was a cold night at The Bridge, we saw a few trainers have big nights with Adrien Chevalier and Cameron Butcher both claiming training trebles, whilst Damien Smith helped himself to a double as well.

Adrien Chevalier’s night was started with Super Breeze, who was very well backed off box five over the 395m trip. After jumping well, she quickly accelerated to the lead after 50m and was in a comfortable position on the rail. After setting up a couple of lengths around the turn, she set her sights on the finish line at the top of the straight. She was challenged approaching home, but responded well and got the job done nicely in 22.80. 

Lektra Ringo lined up from the same draw a couple of races later, but his win wasn’t quite so simple. After starting well enough, he was crowded by some other speedy dogs and had to work hard to get near the front. Heading into the turn, he checked off heels and balanced up with the task of chasing down Elegant Evie and her three lengths advantage. It was only in the last 100m that he looked any chance of winning, but he put in the big strides and came storming over the top for an impressive 22.79 win. 

The in-form Balonne Boy rounded out the card and the treble for Adrien, making full use of box one over the 530m trip. It was a slightly slow start from the black dog, but he quickly accelerated along the rail and found himself in a tussle for the front as they went down the back. Things never really changed from there as he had to work hard to keep his spot and once he got his head in front, he never gave up the lead, going on to win narrowly in 30.13. 

Damien Smith only has a small team of dogs in work and from the three that he brought to the track on Sunday, two of them were able to find themselves in the winners list. 

Bookaloo (My Redeemer x Rosie Red) was the first with the well-bred bitch making it a perfect start to her racing career. After being well backed early, the brindle chaser lined up from box four over the 395m distance in the first race of the night. It was a red-hot start from her, as she flew out to an early lead and looked good in the process. It was a two-dog race at the top of the straight with the field breaking apart and whilst she was challenged strongly late, she was too slick in the end and won very impressively in a sharp 22.51. A terrific debut win and no doubt she has got a good future ahead!

Canya Candy made it two for Damien, when she showed that she can handle a longer distance, winning over the 455m trip. The fawn bitch flew out from box three in her grade 6 event and led by a few lengths heading into the turn. At the top of the straight, she kicked another length clear and was looking very good, with the others bunching up behind her. Right at the end she started to get a bit tired but had done more than enough and won well in 26.08. A good night out for Damien and no doubt a couple of pleasing results!