300 wins for Kelvin Tyler
Kelvin Tyler posted his 300th win as a trainer when So Much Mour prevailed in the Forbury Park Race Day 3rd December 2021 Handicap, the open 1400m at Wingatui today. Tyler trains at Riverton with his daughter, Aimee and that combination have won 127 races beginning their fourth season in partnership. Kelvin had 173 wins over the previous 11 seasons as a licence holder, originally as an owner -trainer at Matamata. He subsequently shifted his dairy farming operation to Otautau (Southland) and had his first win as a trainer at Gore in December 2009 with Tommy Rulz. So Much Mour, ridden by Rohan Mudhoo, raced outside the pacemaker Irish Excuse and out finished that runner by a length. Kelvin and his wife, Vanessa, race So Much Mour, who won four races last season.
Confessional too smart for opponents
Confessional out sped her rivals in the Positive Signs 1200m at Wingatui today. The 7yr-old Swiss Ace mare was soon clear of the lead and at the finish had a length and a half advantage on Where’s Wally. She was ridden by Kavish Chowdhoory for Riccarton trainers Michael and Matthew Pitman.
All Ashore wins at long odds
All Ashore won the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Maiden (1200m) at Wingatui today at odds of 64 to one after racing three and four wide. Ridden by Lee Callaway, she came from mid-field to win by a long neck from Movie Star with a similar margin to Shameless Tart and a neck to Go Lotte. All Ashore, a 5yr-old mare by Gallant Guru from Leeward Prevails, is trained at Wingatui by Brian and Shane Anderton for breeder Lorraine Anderton (wife and mother of the trainers). Lorraine has had a long association with the family of All Ashore, who has Valraine (seven wins) and Anquila (eight) in her pedigree.
Second win for Tyler’s and Rohan Mudhoo
Western Dream gave trainers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler and Riccarton apprentice Rohan Mudhoo their second win for the day with a decisive performance in the Melbourne Cup Day Tickets On Sale Now Maiden (1200m) ay Wingatui today. Western Dream chased the pacemaker Lennon and came on boldly in the dying stages to win by two lengths. He is a 6yr-old gelding by Alamosa.
Savish Khetoo back in a winning mode
Riverton apprentice Savish Khetoo, who had been away from race riding for a month through lockdowns, rode Zac Black to win the Cromwell Racing In The Vines 21 Tickets On Sale 1200m at Wingatui today. Zac Black is trained by his employers Kelvin and Aimee Tyler, who won earlier in the day with So Much Mour and Western Dream. Zac Black raced handy to the pace and won by three quarters of a length.
Sadler’s Lass wins back-to-back two months apart
Sadler’s Lass, who had not raced since she won a maiden race at Wingatui on July 2, repeated her win in the Waikouaiti’s Race Day 15th January, 2022 1600m on the same track today. The Gallant Guru – Blessed The mare is trained at Wingatui by Terry Kennedy. She was ridden by Chris Johnson, who has missed winning rides on Tappy’s One and Sea Shepherd at Ashburton in the past month due to lockdown restrictions. Johnson has been based in Southland during that time.
He’s Tunza Grunt wins for long time owners
Long-time owners Bob and Diana Goodeve added another win when Tunza Grunt showed determination on the Beaumont- Forbury Park Race Day 21st March 22 Maiden (1600m) at Wingatui today. He’s Tunza Grunt, ridden by apprentice Sanu Toolooa, hesitated at the start but recovered quickly to fourth. He lifted in the closing stages to win by half a neck from Maxwell. He’s Tunza Grunt is a 4yr-old by Pure Champion – Sacred Jewel trained at Washdyke by Stephanie Clark.