Bond Gets A Divvy
20th August 2020
Gore trainer Lyndon Bond was surprised at the odds placed on his trotter Tweedledee which won at Winton today.
“He was very stiff last week at Invercargill. Sam (Ottley) came back and was rapt with the way he went. I thought the Big Fish (tipster Craig ‘The Whale’ Thompson) may have spotted him. We’ve got a good divvy today at seven bucks with Get Lucky in the race. Good result,” he said.
In today’s Elite Racing Products Handicap Trot driver Samantha Ottley settled the five year old gelding three back on the inside as the field raced in single file. When King Cassidy popped out inside the last 1000 metres Tweedledee hopped onto his back. At the top of the lane, King Cassidy and Tweedledee set down to fight out the finish with the Bond trained square gaiter prevailing by three quarters of a length.
“Another year on him he’ll be a nice wee horse.”
Gore quinella – Tweedledee and King Cassidy – Photo Bruce Stewart
Tweedledee is by Superfast Stuart out of the Dr Ronarail mare Tyron’s Doctor who is from a good Southland trotting family. Tweedledee has Cilla’s Pride and Sure Mart high up on his dam side.
“Dad (Jimmy) was a good mate of Michael Heenan who told him he had a mare he was giving away for free. We put her in foal to Superfast Stuart and he’s the resulting foal. She’s back in foal to Superfast Stuart.”
Bonds other runner in todays main trot Crusher Collins was once again disappointing, finishing sixth seven lengths away from her stablemate.
“She’s not a hundred percent. She’s been in for a long time and won the Southland Trotter of the Year so she can go out for a spell.”