Young gelding undefeated in three WA starts

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Tyron Terranova bursts clear to win earlier this season.
Camera IconTyron Terranova bursts clear to win earlier this season. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Talented youngster Tyron Terranova showed his class, claiming the $8500 Harry Capararo Memorial Sprint Final (1832m) to bring up three consecutive wins at Harold Reid Paceway last Saturday night.

After winning the memorial prelude the previous week, Tyron Terranova started a marginal second favourite in the field of eight for the final but was driven straight to the lead by reinsman Shane Butterworth.

The three-year-old gelding responded to the challenges, fighting off the favourite, One For Dave Andme, in the home straight to win by 2.2m in the feature race at the first Saturday meeting this season at Albany Harness Racing Club.

It was a third straight win for the David Hunter-trainer Tyron Terranova, who is undefeated in three race starts in WA since coming across from New Zealand.

Reinsman Corey Peterson guided Dancing With Mach and Cracka Tinny home in the last two races on the card.

Dancing With Mach ($1.55 chance) showed gate speed from the front line and was never troubled, winning the $10,000 Smith & Thornton Pace (2265m) by 4.8m for trainer Barry Howlett.

Howlett has had success in Albany this season, with four winners and four minor placings from nine runners.

Peterson then finished the night as a winning trainer-driver, saddling up Cracka Tinny to success in the $10,000 Albany Office Products Pace (2265m).

The five-year-old was well supported in betting and charged home from midfield on the final lap to win by 12.6m.

Earlier in the night, trainer Lang Inwood and champion reinsman Chris Voak notched a winning double with Batavia Shuffle and The Party Boy.

Albany trainer Charlie Draper maintained his place at the top of the AHRC premiership standings after $2.65 favourite Muffins prevailed in race 2 for Cody Wallrodt.

Albany’s next meeting comes up on January 25 featuring the $20,000 Albany Cup (2690m).

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