Two for Tony

THE MACCA LODGE colours were back in the winner’s circle at the Forbury meeting on 13 May when Panspacificflight three-year-old filly Concorde Dawn won at her eighth start.

Driver Nathan Williamson got her around to the lead from a second line draw and she toughed it out to post a time of 2:46.4 for the 2200-metre mobile. She cut out her last quarter in 28.7.

The McIntyres bred Concorde Dawn from the Bettor’s Delight mare Puddy Cat Anvil. She gave Macca Lodge trainer Tony Stratford his 15th winner for the season and is the sixth individual winner from Panspacificflight’s second New Zealand crop.

Just two races earlier Tony had won with Deceitndesire, who was recording her second win for the Maccas Slackers Syndicate — consisting of staff at Macca Lodge — since they leased her in the spring. In nine starts for the syndicate, she has also had three third placings.

Dexter Dunn found the gaps he needed to get the Bettor’s Delight mare home in a 2700-metre standing start race after being three back on the fence.