45 start maiden has first win

06:23 PM 08 Jun 2014 NZST
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Peter Davis & Margot Nyhan
Peter Davis & Margot Nyhan
Sounds Like Us

Margo Nyhan and Peter Davis always have a sizeable team at the Nelson harness racing meetings and this weekend was no exception.

Their horses are always thereabouts and not many meetings go by without the black and white colours being seen in the winners circle.

But even they wouldn't have expected Sounds Like Us to turn around a pretty bleak form line today.

Developed initially by noted Mid-Canterbury horseman,Kerry O'Reilly and raced by him with well known Mid-Canterbury breeder, Vic Lamb, Sounds Like Us showed a lot of promise early in her career, running several placings to nice horses without ever breaking through for that elusive win.

Sent to the Margo Nyhan barn for help with a leg problem in May 2013, Sounds Like Us was then leased by the Red and Blue syndicate in October last year.

Since then she has lined up over 20 times for the syndicate with two seconds and three thirds her best performances in that time.

With the Nyhan barn having three runners in todays race, a catch driver was required for Sounds Like Us and who better to fill in than Dexter Dunn, New Zealands leading reinsman.

Sent straight to the front from a wide draw by Dexter, Sounds Like Us then trailed the stablemate Royal Cynic driven by Peter Davis who took over after 300 meters.

She was still in the trail as they turned for home before Dexter angled her down on the inside and surged through for a narrow but deserved victory.

Dexter Dunn has been in sublime form in the bike in recent weeks and todays inch perfect drive on Sounds Like Us was just another example of how good he is driving at present.

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