2011 Melbourne Cup winner – greyhound Dyna Tron

It appears the Geelong – Melbourne Cup double is not just restricted thoroughbred races.

The Andrea Dailly trained Dyna Tron completed the double last night by taking the Melbourne Cup and $200,000 first prize when leading all the way.

The Cup was a triumph for big owners Paul, Brendan (son) and Jan Wheeler (wife), the family that owned seven of the eight finalists.

In what Tom Dailly described as the best moment in the career of himself, twin George and wife Andrea, Dyna Tron gave the training giants little need to worry.

But when $200,000 is on the line and a Graeme Bate dog is in pursuit, worry Tom did.

“Once he cleared them he kicked four in front but Shereen Bale (in second) is pretty strong and I thought we are in a bit of trouble here,” Dailly said,

“But once he turned for home, the way he kicked on last week, I thought he would win it.
“In the last month he’s been on fire and is racing the best he’s ever raced.

“He’s just flying.

“This is the race everybody wants to win. I just can’t explain it, this is just sensational.

“He [Paul Wheeler] is a champion bloke and the Wheelers are a champion family.

“They’re a really, really nice family to train for.”

Dyna Tron comfortable held the Bate-trained pair of Shereen Bale and Allen Elroy who between them, collected $90,000 in prize money.

Dailly admitted that Dyna Tron was “boxed to win” from box 7 as opposed to the kennel’s boom sprinter Bekim Bale.

The unlucky runner in the race was out Bekim Bale who found trouble at the first turn when he checked Dyna Morris.

He was at the tail and made another run only to be blocked by Enry Walt approaching he home turn.

Bekim Bale, also trained by Dailly, ran on well, in fact he was the only dog to make significant ground in the race.

Dyna Tron, $4.20,  won by two and three quarter lengths and stopped the clock in 29.21 sec making it the fastest Cup ever run.

Wheeler’s seven greyhounds finished in the first seven positions while the now retired Enry Walt brought up the tail.

He was slow early and never a hope while Bala Bale was impeded early in the race.

Dyna Tron improved his record to 21 wins form 42 starts and $317.000 in prizemoney.

The trivia question now is who are the four gallopers to have won the Geelong and Melbourne Cup doubles – Media Puzzle, Americain, Dunaden and Dyna Tron.

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