PENSHURST identities Ron Uebergang and Alan Eales have enjoyed more success with five-year-old gelding Innocent Mug, who won his fourth career start at Penola last Sunday.
The pair who carved out significant careers as players and respected committeeman with the Penshurst Football Club, have enjoyed a great ride with the Jamie Opperman trained thoroughbred.
On the weekend at his third run from a small break, apprentice Dylan Dunn was able to steer him to a three quarter length victory after racing on the pace throughout.
Dunn, who is the son of champion jockey Dwayne, used his four kilogram claim to perfection by making most of his rivals’ chase him while up on the speed.
The win followed two strong runs at both Hamilton and Terang in previous starts, and punters didn’t miss that by sending him out second favourite at $3.00.
The victory was his second at Penola and also broke a run of ‘outs’ that had his last win on the local owners home track at Penshurst back on Boxing Day 2012.
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