Can Acker Run won the Maiden 460m on Saturday.
Can Acker Run won the Maiden 460m on Saturday. Max Fleet

Father and son in back to back

Old-school trainer Allen Martin produced another winner at Thabeban Park on Saturday, Cornishtown Girl ($6) running through for its first victory in 20 races.

Shortly after the win, he had a dig at his son and fellow trainer Steven Martin about his dry spell of success.

But he should not have opened his mouth, as the younger Martin’s I’m Only Foolin ($8) led the whole way in the first of three GQL Young Guns heats.

“I was trying to stir him up, because he hasn’t won for a while, but it happened in the next race,” he joked.

Allen Martin held little hope for his charge, and was understandably thrilled with the win.

“Over the moon,” he said.

“It ran well last race, and drew box one again, but I didn’t have any money on it. I wasn’t that confident.”

In the main race Brodie’s Breed ($5) was too good for the competition.

The River Heads dog won the Maiden 1000m Final in just its third race, having collected two seconds previously.

Villa Rides, an Aspley dog, won the third Young Guns heat, while earlier in the day Convincing Talk lived up to pre-race hype, clinching the second Young Guns heat by half a length from Chuck Key.



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