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Talented young reinsman Dylan Egerton-Green completed a double at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he drove $5.30 chance Shadow Roll to an easy victory in the 2130m Mondo Doro Smallgoods Pace.
This followed his success earlier in the program when Ideal Agent won a heat of the Nights of Thunder.
Shadow Roll has flourished under Egerton-Green’s care since he entered his stable about eight months ago. The six-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding has had 12 starts for the 28-year-old Egerton-Green for two wins, five seconds, one third and two fourths.
“He went very well,” said Egerton-Green. “He was involved in a quick lead time (35.6sec.) and was strong enough to hold them off. All he needed was a bit of luck to go his way.”
Egerton-Green dashed Shadow Roll to an early lead from barrier four before Thereugo burst to the front 250m after the start. Egerton-Green then regained the lead 250m later and the gelding relaxed with opening quarters of 31.4sec. and 31sec. before finishing with smart 400m sections of 28.3sec. and 28.9sec. on his way to defeating Thereugo ($15) by two and a half lengths, rating 1.57.2.
Shadow Roll, the eighth and final foal out of the unraced Artiscape mare Classy Return, has earned $120,472 from 13 wins and 24 placings from 57 starts.