Deutronium Completes Oaks Double For Iwanyk
Written By Peter Oliver, Senior Australian Greyhound Racing Writer Monday 2nd July 2012
Back in May of this year, astute trainer John Iwanyk was handed a 26kg fawn bitch from Queensland who was struggling for consistency. It must have felt like a gamble at the time, however it has turned out to be a master stroke by the Ausdrill , and one that has eventuated in $40,000 thanks to Deutronuim.
Fresh off the back of an easy win in the Mandurah Oaks less than a month ago, the April 2010 daughter of Made to Size and Nice Portrait backed up the performance to take out 2012 W.A Oaks Saturday night.
Arriving in W.A with no wins from itsâ€™ previous seven starts, John has drastically changed the fortune around for Deutronium, with Saturday night making it seven wins out of eight starts in the state. With blistering early speed being the highlight, the past two months have been an amazing rise to fame, as she continues to go from strength to strength.
Deutroniumâ€™s western debut was a standout, winning by over 12 lengths in 30.47 on a Wednesday before copping several checks to run fourth three days later. Since then it has been a â€˜picket fenceâ€™, with her first Saturday win coming a week later in 30.63, before a 27.35 BON Grade 4 win over 490m in preparation for the successful Mandurah Oaks campaign.
Then at the peak of her powers, the heats of the W.A Oaks culminated in an effortless 7 length win. Backing up the next week, and given the advantage of the one alley, Deutronium made every post a winner again, on her way to scoring a national Group 2 event in a stunning 30.28 performance over NSW greyhound, Lagoon Lowanna.
Her Dam, Nice Portrait continues to be a prolific producer in recent times, having had five litters to date. The most recent mating being to Black Enforcer, which followed Deutroniumâ€™s Made to Size family. Before that, a pairing to Surf Lorain produced Peter Mosman finalist, Matildaâ€™s Charm, as well as successful stayer Tango Tapper. Earlier on, Nice Portraitâ€™s first litter (Whereâ€™s Pedro) contained Giggling, Donâ€™t Listen and Best Behaviour.
Astonishingly, John Iwanyk wasnâ€™t content with just a metropolitan feature win this week, but completed his domination of the Saturday night programme with no less than six winners. The other members of the brigade were Black Benji who won a Grade 5 in 30.81, Politician over the 642 in 37.48, as well as McQueen in 37.35, Pedroâ€™s Finest over the 715m and One Banana who was also first up in the state from NSW.
Linda Britton was the only other trainer to score multiple winners with three of her own, while Brad McPherson, Lee Biddle and Kody Charles chimed in with one each.
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