Trengove enjoys a huge week at The Bridge!

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Tuesday Meeting (Straight track)
10 races were run for our weekly straight track meeting and on a breezy day there were a couple of excellent training performances on a good afternoon for racing.

Jack Trengove was rewarded for his continued hard work, collecting two very handy winners for the day. 

Allinga Metro (My Redeemer x Allinga Jess) broke through for Jack at his third career start. Lining up from the converted box one over the 300m trip, the black dog showed good early speed to land in front early. He did get headed relatively quickly however and shifted up to the outside of the track, where he was afforded plenty of room to rev up through his gears. With a powerful mid-race burst, he went to the lead and cleared away, setting up a race winning margin and holding it through the line, as he won in an impressive 17.03. He’s still very green, but he certainly has ability and will be winning a few more yet!

A few races later, It’s Jackie lined up as the second favourite in the grade 6 series final over the 300m trip. From box seven, the black bitch was a bit slow to go and had some work to do. Despite the poor start, she quickly moved to the outside and let rip with a fantastic turn of foot mid-race, quickly charging to the lead and holding on to win well. Her winning time of 16.80 was also the best of the day and she has now won three of her eight career starts.

Brenda Oakey only brought a small team down for the day, but she also walked away with a training double. 

Over Bite Rocky was the first as he won his first race since moving over to South Australia, putting together a nice performance in the process. In a small field over the short distance, he came out quickly and went straight to the lead from box four. It was light work for the son of Zambora Brockie, as he cruised his way up the straight with an uncontested lead the whole way. The end result was a neat three-length win in 16.92. 

Diligent then took out the grade 6 final over the 350m trip, with the brindle bitch putting it all together to overcome box seven. It was a hot charge early with most of the field leaving the boxes evenly, but Diligent did everything right and stayed wide and out of trouble. Halfway up the straight, things got quite tight and a bit of bumping ensued, but Diligent had the momentum and rode the bump to the lead, before eventually charging clear late. She got the job done in 19.62 and made it two straight wins for herself.

Sunday Meeting 
Jack Trengove capped off an awesome week at the Bridge on Sunday night, training four winners on Sunday to go with his double on Tuesday.

Zeni Bale was the first with the blue bitch stepping out for the first time since moving to South Australia. Over the 395m distance, the well performed ex-Victorian stepped quickly from a wide draw and crossed over to the lead rather comfortably. Around the turn, she had created a big margin on the others and looked home. She got a bit weary late but won well in 22.61.

In the next race, Mostly lined up from box one over the short trip and things looked a bit tough after she was slowly away. Sticking along the rail, she was making ground but had to check off on the turn and lost a couple of lengths. Despite this, she re-balanced at the top of the straight and charged late, getting up in a thrilling finish and running 22.65. 

The final two races of the night complete the winning quartet for Jack. 
The first was Sharing who put together a strong performance from the 530m trip, to make full use of box one and win in 30.16, which was much deserved after a string of unlucky wins. 

Creator then took out the last of the night, with the black dog running for the first time here since relocating from Victoria. A high-quality chaser, he started favourite and won as the market said he should, leading all the way and winning in a best of the night 22.40. An outstanding result all round for Jack!

Paul Somerset has been doing a terrific job with his small team and he picked up another winner with Todd’s James putting together a speedy victory, which made it three wins from its last three starts. 

From box two over the 395m trip, the black dog came out marginally on the back foot but very quickly picked up pace and worked to the lead. It was a tight go out in front, but with the inside, he was able to hold the lead. With a two-length margin around the turn, he set his sights on the finish line. He was doing it well in the straight but started to get tired late and the others got close, but he gripped on and won by a nose in 22.48. A great win and it’s fair to say that Todd’s James is in good form!