Emotional Hometown Win
28th December 2020
“I’m on top of the world. I haven’t had anything better.” These were the words of Mataura trainer Lyndon Bond after winning the Gore Trotting Cup with Tweedledee, owned by his father Jimmy.
Jimmy Bond second left with his wife Colleen, after Tweedledee’s win at Gore
In the hands of Blair Orange the five year old settled Tweedledee third on the inside. He moved him off the fence at the 400 metre mark and pushed the gelding out to win by three quarters of a length from Get Lucky.
Tweedledee with Blair Orange beating Get Lucky on the outside – Photo Bruce Stewart.
The winning time of 3-50.1 was a new track record for trotters. The previous record of 3-51.5 was set earlier in the day by Playboy’s Brother.
Returning to the winners plate – Photo Bruce Stewart
It was the gelding’s fourth win. He’s had three seconds and five thirds in his twenty nine start career.
“He’s been super consistent and we set him for this race. It’s a good pick me up for Dad.”
Although it was Tweedledees’s first start on the grass, Bond said that wasn’t a concern.
“We worked him on the grass during the week and we were super happy with him.”
Lyndon says although his father has had a few health issues he’s still active around the stables.
“He still does most of the work in the yards and feeding up at night.”