Towong Cup the first win as trainer for Warrnambool’s Declan Maher

Warrnambool's Declan Maher owns and trains Towong Cup winner Dylanson. It was Maher's first race win as a trainer. Picture: MORGAN HANCOCK
Warrnambool's Declan Maher owns and trains Towong Cup winner Dylanson. It was Maher's first race win as a trainer. Picture: MORGAN HANCOCK

Declan Maher grabbed his first win as a trainer, taking out this year’s Towong Cup (1600m) with Dylanson in the feature country race on Saturday.

The eight-year-old gelding, ridden by apprentice Teo Nugent, started $2.25 favourite and lived up to expectations with a two-and-a-half length win from Russell Green’s Tableaux, while the Scott Spackman-trained Didn’t Even Kiss Me finished third.

Three other races on the card went to Wodonga trainers.

Peter Maher claimed a double with Leaping Lenny breaking its maiden in race three (950m), while Bad Obsession claimed its third career victory in the fourth (950m).

The Craig Widdioson-trained Blaze of Glory was also a maiden winner in race two (1600m), while Liz Aalbers grabbed a second in the Chisholm Plate (1200m) with Prairie Sun.

Cross of Gold finished third in the last for Towong trainer Malcolm Jarvis.