Champion Victorian chaser Dyna Tron added to his impressive list of recent victories with a fighting victory in last night’s $107,000 Group One Aceland Hobart Thousand conducted at Tattersalls Park in Hobart.
The Andrea Dailly prepared chaser led them a merry dance early from his inside draw, but was headed by local star Rewind mid-race and looked in diabolical trouble on the home turn when that chaser kicked clear.
Dyna Tron then had to call on all of his champion qualities to wear down Rewind and score a memorable victory in Tasmania’s premier greyhound racing event, in the time of 25.85.
Six lengths away in third placing was Dailly’s other runner, Dyna Tron’s litter-brother Dyna Bert.
The winner, a son of Collision, has now won seven of his last eight starts and 24 of 46 lifetime outings while accumulating a purse of in excess of $416,000.
Tom Dailly, who represented his wife on the night, was full of praise for Dyna Tron, which has literally “grown a leg” in recent months.
“I thought he was gone at the top of the straight. When he checked off the heels of Rewind I thought he was going to run a good second, but he’s just so strong at the finish,” he explained.
“It’s just a sensational feeling to win the Hobart Thousand , any Group One is a thrill but this one is very special,” he added.
Dailly also complimented Magra trainer Leon Brazendale and his family, who cared for Dyna Tron during the rich Hobart Thousand series.
Veteran local trainer Maurie Strickland was also full of praise for Rewind, which was extremely gallant in defeat.
“I’m very proud of my dog, he did his best but was beaten by a champion on the night,” he declared.
Meanwhile Rowella trainer Terry Penny experienced a great night, winning races with Rewind’s litter-brother and sister Miss Roman Nose and Penny’s Angel.
The former ran down tearaway leader Centennial Bark to take out the Maurie Nicod Memorial Stake in the time of 26.31.
The daughter of Collide has now won 14 of 33 lifetime starts while taking stakes of in excess of $42,000 and has proven to be a wonderful conveyance for Penny and his wife Betty.
The same could be said of Penny’s Angel, the winner of 11 of 33 starts and stakes of in excess of $23,000, which prevailed in the Bob Brown Memorial Consolation Stake in the time of 26.17.
Master Mangalore trainer Ted Medhurst also prepared a double at the meeting, winning the Hallmark Star Stake with Baretta Bee and the Viking Rose Stake with Wicked Magic.