The Husband and wife partnership of Terry and Glenys Chmiel continued their good run in Addington’s Super Series when winning the $23,500 CO-C1 Super Series Final with Moodyne Joe.
“I could get used to these Super Series races,” said Terry Chmiel, who combined with wife Glenys to win the 1-3 win Super Series Trot with Oh Nova back in October.
Given a nice run on the fence by Terry Chmiel, Moodyne Joe, a three-year-old son of Courage Under Fire, emerged late to dive-bomb talented pacer Quick As A Trick, who was game in defeat after working overtime to find the top.
“He is a nice wee horse and that definitely won’t be his last win,” said Chmiel.
Purchased out of the barn of Cran Dalgety, Moodyne Joe was a luckless third on debut, before winning his second start in fine style.
“He was actually a bit crook when he won his second start, so it was pretty impressive when you think about it like that.”
Chmiel said that Moodyne Joe would now either head south or chase the good stakes on offer at Blenheim during their two-day meeting in January.
“Today’s win was penalty free, so he shouldn’t be too hard to place,” he added.
Meanwhile, Bruce Negus was pleased with Quick As A Trick’s effort in finishing second.
“I don’t think my horse lost any admirers tonight. He really did have to burn hard to get the top and it was a big run.”
“If we were going to be beaten, I’m glad that it was by a son of Courage Under Fire who is trained by Terry Chmiel,” offered Negus. “Terry has been great to me over the years and deserves every bit of success that he gets.”
The other winners of the Super Series races were Pacquiao, who was impressive making it three wins on end, and Kincaslough, who won in a slick time of 3-19.6 for the 2600 metre standing start journey.
The former, Pacquiao, will now head to the Pelorus Classic on the first day of the Blenheim meeting.
By Mitchell Robertson