Alistair Chegwidden lands first victory as a trainer with $71 winner, Brock Lewthwaite makes successful trip

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
Brock Lewthwaite trained a winning double at Narrogin.
Camera IconBrock Lewthwaite trained a winning double at Narrogin. Credit: Daniel Wilkins

Hopeland’s Alistair Chegwidden recorded his first winner as a trainer on the eight-race program at Narrogin last Thursday.

Chegwidden had his first runner earlier this year and he will certainly remember his first winner, with Archie’s Son paying $71 on TABtouch.

Archie’s Son claimed victory in the Stay Connected Start A Conversation Handicap (1720m) by 0.2 lengths.

After settling midfield for Mollie Clark, Archie’s Son got into clear running turning for home and ran on strongly in the straight to salute.

Serpentine trainer Brock Lewthwaite made a successful trip to Narrogin, with both his runners Blankenberge and Blazing Tycoon scoring victories.

Blankenberge notched her fifth career victory after saluting in the Working With Warriors Handicap (1100m).

The six-year-old mare was trapped wide in running for much of the race before apprentice Maddy Cornick got her to the centre of the track in the straight and grabbed victory in the shadows of the post, winning by a nose.

Promising type Blazing Tycoon took out the Fast Track Pit Stop Handicap (1190m) by just under a length for apprentice Victoria Corver.

Blazing Tycoon settled towards the rear and approaching the straight Corver angled to the outside before letting down strongly to win by 0.9 lengths.

Paigey’s Turn was an impressive winner of the first race on the cards for Kyra Yuill and trainer Sharon Miller, winning by 0.8 lengths while Yes Man justified his favouritism in the second event under Chris Graham for Martin Knox, saluting by half a length.

Jockey Jason Whiting speared through the centre of the field in the concluding stages to take out race four aboard the Des Waldock-trained Reaction while Troy Turner did the same in the final event aboard Sunset Cruise trained by Holly Taylor, winning by 0.3 lengths.

Playing Up won race six for Jade McNaught and Fenella Martin by 0.6 lengths at a big price.

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