Park double success

By Jim Zealley

The powerful Lindsay Park training team had two-State successes on Monday with one win at Wagga and a double at Wangaratta.

David Hayes along with son Ben and nephew Tom Dabernig scored with Grand Challenge at Wagga and Critical Reaction and Lady Lee at Wangaratta.

Critical Reaction ($3.70) ridden by Andrew Mallyon defeated the $2.50 favourite Farthing Wood by a nose in the Maiden Plate (1100m) for two year-old fillies.

Lady Lee ($4.20) ridden by Chris Parnham beat the fast finishing Barney Allen by a short neck in the Benchmark 58 (1400m).

The win completed a double for Parnham. He won the Maiden Plate (1170m) on Paper Trade ($3.10 fav) trained by Henry Dwyer.

Apprentice Chelsea Macfarlane also chalked up two wins, scoring on home track pair Liberty Song and Get Ya Kicks.

The Dan McCarthy trained Liberty Song ($4.40) impressed with a 3 lengths margin in the Benchmark 64 (1170m).

There was merit in runner-up Indiana Wolf’s effort as he began slowly.

Get Ya Kicks ($5.50) trained by James Fraser claimed the Benchmark 58 (1590m).


Two year-old Grand Challenge gave the Hayes team victory in the first race at Wagga.

The colt ($1.55 fav) ridden by Jake Duffy defeated Stratum’s Rose by three quarters of a length with Carruthers a distant third.

Trainer KP Weir and jockey Megan Taylor won the Maiden events with Jounama and Find My Trail.


The spotlight is on Swan Hill and Doomben this weekend.

Swan Hill’s three day meeting starts today with the Golden Topaz and Elvstroem Classic the main races.

The Swan Hill Cup is run on Sunday.

The Stradbroke Handicap and Queensland Derby head a strong program at Doomben tomorrow.

Brett Cavanough who trained at Tocumwal and Albury before moving to Scone will be represented by The Monstar in the Stradbroke.

The Monstar won the $175,000 Moreton Cup at the Sunshine Coast last Saturday.


Follow - Dreamforce: Won three from five starts last campaign and resumed with Randwick 1100m win, coming from 12th at the 400m.


Coming winners: Propelle won Sale Maiden by 3 lengths at her second start, running two lengths faster than Benchmark 70 winner Miss Norway.

Diplomatico impressed with Rosehill second at his first start.

Savatiano, an improving three year-old filly, was dominant at Randwick.