Challicum gives Dodson a spark
Telopea Downs trainer Darryl Dodson returned to winning form at Monday’s Naracoorte meeting.
Challicum represented the Dodson yard in a 1430-metre maiden, with Eran Boyd in the saddle.
The son of Anacheeva appeared to race greenly, however still managed to get a nice run in the second half of the field. From there Challicum eased into clear galloping room before the turn.
When balanced, the fouryear-old gelding came home with a withering burst.
Over the concluding stages, Challicum proved too classy, saluting by a length.
If the penny drops with Challicum, he could certainly win better races in the future throughout the Limestone Coast.
Horsham jockey Dean Yendall tasted metropolitan success aboard the Darren Weir-trained Grey Shadow at Caulfield. Contesting a benchmark-90 event for mares, $5.50 Grey Shadow was given a beautiful ride, finding the box seat without any trouble.
The Dash for Cash mare continued to travel strongly, letting go with a strong run and powering away in the straight to score comfortably by more than a length.
Sunday’s win on the spring stage was timely for Yendall, as he looks to secure mounts for the upcoming spring features.
• Racing action returns to Murtoa on Saturday for the 2018 QLS Logistics Murtoa Cup.