Demon Flyer strikes first city win for popular Victorian trainer Allan Meyer
Demon Flyer was a popular winner at The Meadows on Saturday night and it wasn't just the red and blue fans that sent well wishes to trainer, Allan Meyer, of Hoppers Crossing.
The popular backyard trainer was overwhelmed with congratulations after Demon Flyer won his first city race in 30.29 over the 525m.
Settling second early from a favourable inside draw, the big 35.2 kg dog scraped the paint down the home straight, getting up in the concluding stages paying $2.20 on fixed odds with online bookmakers, keeping favourite backers happy.
“He loves boxes 1-4, he has won from the 7 before too; but I'd take boxes 1-4 everyday of the week,” Meyer said.
“The ipad and the phone hasn't stopped ringing and there have been messages from both big and part-time trainers. Friends and family have congratulated me and even some locals at the Hoppers Club.”
Strong stayer, Mick's Angel, was Meyer's last city winner back in 2017, but the part-time trainer said all wins were not possible without a solid support team.
The black bitch won over $85,000 for connections, which included a dozen wins over the longer journeys.
“Mick's Angel now lives in the lounge room after making five group races,” Meyer said.
“Alan Clayton, Darren Beasley, Jordan Cooper and Mick my catcher, who give me plenty of advice are to be thanked. My family helps and every trainer should keep trying to get a good dog I reckon.”
The flyer has won five times from 20 starts and has already racked up a dozen placings to his name.
HIs last four wins have been at The Meadows, with the fawn dog proving a liking for Victoria's premier track.
Jordan Naylor purchased the son of Aston Kimetto x Dolly Double One for only $2,000, a purchase that is now paying dividends.
He was broken in by Peter Gavin and has been getting plenty of walking, free galloping and even the odd swim between runs.
“My nephew owns the dog and it just shows you that you don't have to pay big bucks to get a handy dog,” Meyer said.
“You can be lucky sometimes but now we will just see how he pulls up and try another race that suits in a week or two.”
And for those wondering about the racing name?
“The owner is a Demons supporter and so is my wife….so I had no say!”
i hope u have few more wins