Dark Alley has bright future

Local trainers Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen produced a smart 1200m maiden winner in Dark Alley (NZ) (Per Incanto) at the Hawke’s Bay meeting on Wednesday.

The four-year-old son of Per Incanto covered plenty of ground after drawing barrier 14, but won with a bit in hand under Craig Grylls.

The gelding won at Taupo trials last month, more than a year after his previous trial success.

“I rode him at the Taupo trials and he gave me a great feel that day,” Grylls said.

“He didn’t have the best of runs today but luckily he goes pretty well and I am sure he will carry on.”

The gelding is raced by Lowry in conjunction with breeders Little Avondale.

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