Tellemtogo home in Tweed feature
GRAFTON raider Tellemtogo stormed home to claim the Tweed Tourism Cup at the Tweed River Jockey Club (TRJC) yesterday.
With Joshua Jones in the saddle, the John Shelton-trained Tellemtogo turned on the gas with about 100m remaining to overtake early pace-setter Diamondsaucash.
The six-year-old mare powered home to claim the 1510m feature 1-1/2 lengths clear of Rose General. Diamondsaucash held on for third ahead of a fast-finishing Deebee Cooper.
Punters must have seen something special in Deebee Cooper with the gelding firming to joint favourite with Irish Guard at $3.90 in the final minutes before the start of the race.
But it was not the day for favourites with Tellemtogo paying $8.50 for the win.
Dvorak ($31.10) started the trend of outsiders getting up when he beat home Idocrase to score a length win in the Seafooddiscoverytrail.com Maiden (1400m). Roublesse finished third to complete a trifecta that paid almost $7400.
Gold Coast runner Rock Art ($2.70fav) provided punters with some joy when he claimed the Twin Towns Club & Resorts Maiden (1000m) but the day belonged to the bookmakers.
Gold Coast galloper Facing Paris ($9.00) took out race three ahead of Magic Pearl with Murwillumbah’s My Kirra third.
Miss October ($6.00) claimed the fourth event on the card, Dual Echelon paid $9.00 for the win in the fifth and the Greg Madden-trained Vandanlily ($5.00) took out the last race.
More than 2000 attended yesterday’s meeting and TRJC chairman BernieQuinn said the turnout was the ideal way to usher in the new year.
“We’re very, very happy ... it’s been an excellent day” Quinn said.
“This is a good lead-up to our next race day on February 22.”