WEEKEND DOUBLE FOR WALLACE

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Showmeware (left) kicked off a good weekend for trainer Jim Wallace.

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Opaki trainer Jim Wallace had a perfect weekend, recording two wins from just two starts.

Five-year-old mare Showmeware kicked off proceedings by taking out the Aquashield Roofing (1200m) at Otaki on Saturday before Tipperary Mary won the Sportz Bar 2060 at Wanganui on Sunday.

Wallace was pleased with Showmeware’s victory, her second from five career starts, and he said she benefits from rain-affected tracks. 

“The filly at Otaki (Showmeware), she got conditions to suit her at Otaki,” he said. “She is pretty handy and when it rained it probably slowed a couple of the others down and it didn’t hurt her so much.

“It was still a good win and she did it very well.

“She had a few issues when she was younger and at this stage we will try and keep her on tracks with a bit of give in them.”

Wallace thinks a lot of Showmeware and is eyeing a tilt at the Gr.3 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders (1400m) in October with the mare.

“There’s a nice race on the first day at Hastings and down the track, if she continues and the rain continues, there is a black-type fillies and mares race at Hawera in early October.”

Premiership winning jockey Lisa Allpress rode both mares to victory and Wallace was particularly impressed with her performance on Tipperary Mary at Wanganui on Sunday. 

“I thought it was a superb piece of horsemanship by a very good rider,” he said. “She knew where she was going and what she wanted to do and the horse was good enough on the day to do it.

“Tipperary Mary will now probably go to Hastings on the first day (of the Hawke’s Bay Spring Carnival) over 2060m in a rating 65 race.”

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