Champion young reinsman Dexter Dunn is the inaugural winner of the Greg Brodie Waikouaiti Drivers Challenge after leading Team ‘Youth’ to victory in the series dubbed the ‘Youth vs. Experienced Challenge’.
After winning the first of the Invited Drivers Series races aboard Veecewah, Dunn (46 points) had a string of close-up finishes in the next four heats, which was enough to see him sneer individual victory by one point over ‘Experienced’ reinsman Maurice Mckendry (45 points), who enjoyed two comprehensive wins in what was his first ever trip to the Courage Under Fire Raceway.
Samantha Ottley, who finished third on 40 points, as well as Craig Ferguson, and Australia’s Amanda Turball, were others who were big contributors towards the Youth’s points tally of 218, which saw them win easily over team ‘Experienced’, who accumulated a total of just 181 points.
Team Youth were paying $2 to win the series on the New Zealand T.A.B, while Dexter Dunn was a $4.80 chance in the individual Challenge.
Meanwhile, the connections of the Nathan Williamson trained Harry Mac have won themselves a free service fee to Betterthancheddar, a 1.6 million dollar earning son of Bettor’s Delight, after their gelding was a comprehensive winner of the C2 Discretionary Pace.
The free service was kindly dominated by Alabar Stud, who were the main sponsors of today’s meeting.
To view full results from the meeting and the Invited Drivers Series click here.
By Mitchell Robertson