Sweet Home – Lynryd Skynryd

Sweet Home – Lynryd Skynryd

Bruce Stewart

8th May 2021

Mister consistent Lynryd Skynryd capped off his season with his second win at Ascot Park today.

The five year old trained at Ascot Park by Jack Tither made the most of a handy draw and was taken straight to the top by junior driver Kerryn Tomlinson. From there he was never headed. The winning margin was a length and a quarter.

Lynryd Skynryd with a lap to run

Named by part owner Narelle Pollock after the band Lynryd Skynryd whose biggest hit was ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Tither said the giant gelding was always going to take time.

“Hopefully time will be his friend but we’ll find out next year. He’s done a lot better this season than I thought he would. I thought we’d have to wait until he’s six and fills out a bit,” he said.

At the finish.

The big fella heading back

By A Rocknroll Dance, Lynryd Skynryd seems to race best when he’s in front.

“He loves it in front.”

The gelding is out of the Christian Cullen mare Shez Windermere and was bred by Tithers father-in- law Murray Faul. The mare is now owned by Otautau breeder Brent Smith. Her six foals of racing age have all qualified with RnR Windermere winning five races and BD Windermere winning four here, and another five in Australia.