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Twentynine Twelve keeps leading trainer Lang Inwood’s successful Albany season going

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Trainer Lang Inwood is on top of the AHRC standings.
Camera IconTrainer Lang Inwood is on top of the AHRC standings. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Lang Inwood holds a narrow eight-point lead for the Albany Harness Racing Club’s trainer of the year award after a successful night last Friday.

Inwood prepared one winner along with a second and third placegetter to move to 55 points in the standings.

He sits clear of Hayden Reeves (47 points) and Bianca Ashcroft (24) with three meetings left in the 2022-23 season at Harold Reid Paceway.

Twentynine Twelve saluted in The Hanson Concrete Classic (2265m) last Friday for Inwood and driver Chris Playle.

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The 10-year-old jumped a $5 chance from the front line and led throughout to win by 1.3m over the fast-finishing Shes A Harleequinn, trained by Terry Dymock, while $2.35 favourite Keptain Courageous crossed the line in sixth place.

Inwood also had Pink Parade run second in race two and saddled up Tux And Tails, who was third in race five on the eight-race program.

Reeves won the opening event with two-year-old Del Bocavista Bay, who started a $2.30 favourite.

Driver Dean Miller wasted no time sending the youngster to the front and they finished dominant winners by 17.2m.

Reinsman Tim Stone finished with a double after guiding Rebline and Tiger Toast to victory.

Tiger Toast ($16) caused an upset in the Bung Arm Brucey’s Bonanza Pace (1832m), beating red-hot favourite Rusinol by a head.

Stone is the trainer of Rebline, who scored a comfortable win in race four, giving the four-year-old mare her second win in three starts.

Trainer Peter Anderson had raging favourite Simply Shaz win The Captains Cup (2265m) with Trent Wheeler in the sulky, downing Allwood Glow by 3.8m on the line.

Showpony was another winner for favourite backers, saluting at $1.07 for trainer-driver Nathan Turvey in race two.

Albany will hold an eight-race card this Friday, starting at 6.25pm.

It will be headlined by the $11,000 Trevor Draper Memorial RWWA Westbred Series E&G Pace (2265m).

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