Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Captain Tango Looks the Goods with Win

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Captain Tango Looks the Goods with Win

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TURF TOPICS: Impressive Gympie winner Captain Tango had "follow me" written all over him as the grey cruised to a convincing win in Saturday's 1030m Class 3.

A decision to buy seven-times Brisbane winner Paris Tango as a prospective broodmare has turned up trumps for Mary Valley breeder Ron McMah. He bought the fairly expensive mare as she was by Snippets from top class Qld galloper Tingo Tango.

At stud all of her foals to race have been winners with Captain Tango (by Top Echelon out of a Monashee Mountain mare) being from this family.

Coming off wins at Gympie and the Gold Coast last preparation, Captain Tango ($1.80, A. Spinks), was quickly in front despite his outside draw at the 1030m and was untroubled to win by 3A- lengths earning the full QTIS prizemoney of $8050 for his effort.

Toowoomba visitor Jai's Luck ($2.75, M. Savva) was second with A3/4 length to Chen Wicko ($11, J. Hoopert) third.

Tango Monet is to go back to Top Echelon in the coming breeding season and the McMah connections are excited to have a full brother to Captain Tango in the wings.

Mr Rockard

THE Darryl Gardiner trained Mr Rockard ($2.40 fav, A. Spinks) ran up to his recent consistent form in the area in finishing too strongly for his opposition in winning the 1170m Vietnam Veterans 0 -- 45.

Mr Rockard (3g by Jezzadane from a Mookta mare) surged past early leader Galaxy Quest ($17, K. Gates) inside the 200m and then stalled off a late challenge by second placed Yarrandi ($17, I. Coombes) to win by 1A- lengths.

Jo-Ann Gardiner, wife of owner Darryl Gardiner, was particularly pleased to accept the handsome trophy of a wall clock, pointing out that it was a particular honour on the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. The RSL Club and associated organisations donated an excellent line up of trophies for the day. …

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