Fergusons winning on both sides of the Tasman
By Dave Di Somma, Harness News Desk
It's a five and a half hour drive from Hamilton to Palmerston North but Peter Ferguson made it worth his while with three wins and two seconds from five drives at Monday's mini-meeting at Manawatu.
"They weren't all turn up and win types that's for sure so to have a day like that is bloody good."
Ferguson combined with Always Flyin, Greater Good and Luka Doncic to go back to back to back in races two, three and four, with second placings in the first and last races of the day as well.
All five were trained by the high profile and successful partnership of Graeme Rogerson and Peter's son Dylan Ferguson.
Particularly pleasing for Ferguson senior was the win by Greater Good in the Doug Gale Stables Mobile Pace. Bred by Breckon Farms, it was the Bettor's Delight three-year-old's first win in 14 starts.
"She's a lovely wee filly who has had some issues and I've driven her a lot in her races and in work at home so I was delighted she got the win," says Ferguson, "and she can go to the breeding paddock now as a race winner."
The most convincing winner of the day was Always Flyin. The Always B Miki two-year-colt cleared out to a six length win, his first in three starts.
"He's always been a nice horse but has had some bad draws in Cambridge," says Ferguson.
The third winner, Luka Doncic just got up in the shadows of the post to defeat Lady la Salle by half a head in the Stephen Doody Racing Stables Mobile Pace.
"He is an honest plodder and he's got stronger and better as he's got on."
"He just keeps giving, we were a bit concerned about him getting the track because he brushes a knee but it helps that the track was in super order."
Ferguson also drove Ya Know to second behind Johnny Who in race 1, the Thank You Len Haydock Trot, and was a close up second with Jaccka Cooper, behind Cristiano Buccini, in the last, the Racing Again 13th November Mobile Pace.
Ferguson will be back at Cambridge this Friday night, while Dylan will be vying for Group 1 glory with star trotter Lovemeto in the Victorian Trotters' Derby at Maryborough next weekend, after they combined to easily the first heat on Saturday.
"So hopefully we can keep it going at Cambridge and Dylan can do the business in the Derby next Sunday."