Typhoon Sammy wins 2022 Horsham Cup for Thompson kennel
Typhoon Sammy has taken out the 2022 Horsham Cup after a faultless front running display for trainer Jason Thompson.
On a stormy night in the Wimmera, the son of Aston Dee Bee x Zabaleta pinged the lids and led by three lengths throughout, winning in 27.21 in front of Andrea Dailly's Americano Miss and Graham Jose's Lots of Chatter.
The 33.8 kilogram black dog was backed in from $2.40 to $2.20 on the fixed odds and has now earned more than $178,000 in prize money.
He has now won 26 times from 39 starts in what has been an ultra-consistent display since moving from the northern states back in August. Typhoon Sammy raced 18 times up north before moving to the Thompson kennels at Pearcedale in Victoria, where he slotted in perfectly winning five on end around the provincial circuit.
Second favourite, Dream Wizard (Mel Lithgow) took out the Jan Wilson memorial. It was an anxious wait for Lithgow with the judge taking a while to put the numbers into the frame with her chaser winning by a nose in what was the closest finish of the night.
Gypsy Yankee (Andrea Dailly) took out the Horsham Cup Consolation after leading all of the way from box one.
Kraken Skye for Brendon Jones took out the Wimmera Cup Final after also starting favourite with online bookmakers. The white and fawn bitch appreciated the same wide draw two weeks in a row and despite having a slower first split than the week prior, she was too strong down the long Horsham straight winning in 23.35 over the 410m. After starting her career up the Healesville straight for her first half a dozen starts, Kraken Skye is now two from two at Horsham and has now won $19,600 in prizemoney.
Frankie Bpy Claims Angle Park Distance Track Record
In South Australia, Frankie Boy continues to turn heads after taking over the Angle Park 730m record on Thursday night.
After equalling the record last week, the Clint Trengove trained stayer went 42.62 and has shown no let up after the Fanta Bale Super Stayers campaign in Melbourne a fortnight a go. Co-trainer, Jack Trengove, said the family was happy with their brindle star and for the time being he would continue to race over the longer journey at South Australia's headquarters.
“We just train him the same as the others,” he said.
“We are getting a lot of congratulations and we will probably look at another group race later on but it's Angle Park for the moment.”
Frankie Boy has now won 12 races at Angle Park with 10 of those being over his favoured 730m journey.