Dyna Double One (pictured) produced an effortless victory in the $108,000 Group 1 Rookie Rebel (600m) on Saturday night at The Meadows, one of three Group 1 Invitationals held on opening night of the $1.3M 2016 Australian Cup Carnival.
Trained by Andrea Dailly, Dyna Double One jumped as odds on favourite paying $1.30 for the win from box one and, as expected, it didn’t take him long to set up an unassailable lead.
A dual Group 1 winning sprinter, Dyna Double One hasn’t put a paw wrong since stepping up to middle distance ranks four starts ago, notching four wins including two metropolitan track records and now a third career Group 1.
Moreira (box three) ran an impressive race, keeping within a couple of lengths of Dyna Double One for most of the Group 1 journey and finishing second from the veteran Sisco Rage and Cosmic Owl.
Race-goers waved their winning tickets around post-race after Dyna Double One crossed the finish line in the slick time of 34.00 seconds, a length and a half outside his own 33.91sec track record.
“It’s every trainer’s dream to have dogs like Dyna Double One and Fernando Bale in your kennel, and to have them both racing at the same time was very surreal,” Handler George Dailly said after the win.
“Fernando Bale is retired (to stud) now, and we don’t know how much longer Dyna Double One will keep racing, but we’re enjoying every minute of it.”
“To have a dog like DYNA DOUBLE ONE, who you know will put in 100 per cent every time he races is absolutely sensational.” - GEORGE DAILLY
The 35 kilo chaser has had a faultless month of racing since he stepped up in distance. Dyna Double One’s first start over the 595 metre distance was at Sandown where he jumped from box four lowering the track record to 33.63 seconds (Replay). He then went onto break his second metropolitan record in as many weeks at The Meadows from box three in a time of 33.91 seconds (Replay).
Saturday night’s Group 1 Rookie Rebel victory saw Dyna Double One earn another $75,000, taking his prize money up to $900,000 – just the third greyhound in history to do so along with Fernando Bale and Sweet It Is.
“To have a dog like Dyna Double One, who you know will put in 100 per cent every time he races is absolutely sensational.”
Bred by the Wheeler family in NSW, the son of Barcia Bale – Crystin Bale has now had 52 starts for 29 wins and 15 placings.
“The Wheelers have an uncanny knack of producing top class dogs year in year out,” Dailly said.
The Meadows now looks forward to hosting the second week of the $1.3M Australian Cup Carnival on Saturday 27 February incorporating heats of the Group 1 Australian Cup (525m) and the Group 1 Australian Superstayers (725m), followed by the finals of those two events on Saturday, 5 March.
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WATCH: Dyna Double One (1) reigns victory in the $108,000 Group 1 Rookie Rebel. RESULTS