Triple gives Harvey trainer a good run
Veteran trainer Don Wall dominated last week’s meeting in Narrogin, with three winners from three entries in the eight-race card.
Jujohn, Fringed and Madison Rose all saluted for Wall’s Myalup-based stable after classy hoop Ryan Hill guided the trio to respective victories on Thursday.
Luckless nine-year-old Jujohn broke through for his maiden win in the $12,500 Lion Nathan Maiden (1190m) – holding off the highly-fancied Silver Knows.
Wall said it was a pleasing result given the mature gelding had overcome many difficulties leading into his 12th career start.
“Jujohn has always had a lot of ability but he’s had a lot of problems too,” Wall said.
“Early on, when he was about a four-year-old, he got bitten by a snake and it cost him a couple of years to get over that.
“He also had problems with his neck and back, but he has come good.”
Four-year-old Madison Rose replicated Jujohn’s heroics in the $12,500 Argus Pest Control Maiden (1720m).
After leading the field for most of the race, Madison Rose extended to a two-length advantage heading into the straight before Hill eased the mare past the post for a comfortable win.
“Madison Rose has been very unlucky recently,” Wall said.
“But, she was fit enough and well enough to win.”
Fringed guaranteed Wall’s training treble in the $14,000 Birds Silos & Shelters Handicap (1190m) with a well-timed run.
Hill booted the former Victorian and New South Wales gelding to an emphatic victory in the home straight after settling the seven-year-old mid-field for much of the journey.
Wall joked that he wished he raced at Narrogin every week, while lauding the efforts of his stable’s staff.
“I have very good staff,” he said.
“They make it a lot easier for me and without them it wouldn’t happen.”
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