Tasmania: Rowan, Codi get it done at both ends
By Adam Williams, July 4, 2024 - 9:05 AM

Honours were shared at last Sunday’s Devonport meeting with Sheffield trainer Rowan Hamer, jockey Codi Jordan and the Wells stable notching winning doubles.
Hamer and Jordan combined to bookend the meeting, kicking off with roughie Astro Ted ($19), who despite having little luck from the outside alley kept finding the line to clear maiden ranks over 1009 metres first up from a spell.
They completed their double with another outsider, Mightymaxi ($21), who camped just off the pace before digging deep to withhold the late challenge of race favourite Es And Es in the final event of the day, a maiden/Class 1 plate over 1880 metres.
The first win for Leon, Dean and Trent Wells came via honest sprinter Bold Instinct, who crossed from his wide draw under 2kg claimer Chloe Wells and ran his rivals ragged to score a dominant three-length win in the benchmark 68 handicap over 1150 metres.
They then made it a running double with Geegees City Boy, who was ridden cold from his wide alley before finishing off hard for an overdue second career win in the Class 1 handicap over the same trip.
The Wellses are keen to try their charge over more ground as he’s a half-brother to former local champ Geegees Blackflash (a Launceston Cup and dual Hobart Cup winner) and should relish it.
Elsewhere on the card, hobby trainer Anoushka Ingelse notched the first win of her career when Little Sal shed her maiden tag over 1350 metres after box-seating under Hayley McCarthy.
The daughter of Dream Ahead had placed just once from 11 previous outings but had been thereabouts at all five runs for Ingelse prior to Sunday’s win.
One more time
Local champ The Inevitable continues his Queensland campaign in the $300,000 listed Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
At the time of writing the track is rated a heavy 9 and with more rain forecast we’re unlikely to see much improvement.
The John Keys-prepared Dundeel gelding has to lump 60.5kg but won at his only other try on heavy going and will relish the drop back from Group 1 company after a gallant fourth in the Stradbroke Handicap.

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