Day At The Track

Father-and-son combo land treble at Terang

03:22 AM 24 Jul 2009 NZST
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Graeme 'Daddy' Lang
Graeme 'Daddy' Lang
Peter Staples Photo

Melton father-and-son team Graeme and Gavin Lang stole the show at Terang last night (July 23). The combination won three races on the eight-race card with the New Zealand bred Jazzee Valentine ($5.20), three-year-old Altar Of Freedom ($3.70 fav.) and trotter Dover Downs ($1.60 fav.).

All were responsible for impressive come-from-behind efforts.

Dover Downs, a Muscles Yankee gelding, came from second last to win the opening event and notch his third win from 11 starts and his first for the term. The four-year-old was bred and is raced by Bill Feiss and is out of the four-win Roydon Boy mare Exotic Charm.

The Presidential Ball gelding Altar Of Freedom returned a 1:59.6 rating - the fastest time of the night - in coming from eighth at the bell to edge out Whata Bluff in the last stride.

To complete a big night, Gavin brought Jazzee Valentine four wide with a booming run to capture the C2-C3 class.

The gelding provided the second leg of a winning double for Australia's No. 1 sire Village Jasper. The Alabar import was also represented by three-year-old As It Is In Heaven ($1.50 fav.), an impressive end-to-end winner for Andy and Kate Gath.

The pair had only 30 minutes earlier won the 'Claimer' with former NZ and Queensland gelding Legins Legend ($10.60), who also led throughout.

Peter WHARTON

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