Jan 19, 2015
Two stable runners for two winners gave the team a perfect result for the weekend. Off the back of "Choose winning" at Flemington, "DANVITO"followed suit with another dominant display at Benalla on Sunday.
Opening this campaign with a win at Benalla on December 23, "Danvito"was full of confidence heading into his second run on Sunday. Carrying the No. 1 saddlecloth and drawing the inside barrier, Apprentice "Regan Bayliss", persued the lead from the onset and after a minor battle safely held the front. Switching off beautifully in transit, the Danroad 4YO gelding proved superior against his rivals to take out the Hygain 58 Handicap by a length and record back to back wins at Benalla.
Like his stablemate, "Choose", the "Danroad x Pure Indulgence" gelding was also bought from the 2012 NZ RTR sale for a poultry $16,000. He has already repaid his Owners with career prizemoney earnings now reaching $ 23,460 from his 8 starts.
The Co-Trainers plan to take the 4YO through his grades whilst building his confidence with a particular focus on a Winter racing campaign and an eventual step out in distance as his breeding suggests.
"Danvito" is raced by a large partnership of Owners with familar names also sharing in the ownership of Choose - "Andrew Scannell, John & Ellen Brown, Bob & Jenny McIntyre and Norm & Annette Stephens" to cap off a great weekend for them.
It was great to see the "Danvito" cheer squad at Benalla and enjoy the hospitality of the Benalla Racing Club with winning jockey, "Regan Bayliss" in post race celebrations. Pictured L-R: "Kevin & Sue Davey, Jenny & Bob McIntyre, Annette & Norm Stephens, Phillip Beattie, Debbie Myers, Sharon Beattie, Sue Bloem, Joan Wallace & John Brown".