SHEPPARTON continues to be a happy hunting ground for the Bendigo harness racing fraternity after its trainers dominated Monday's meeting.
Bendigo trainers prevailed in six of the 12 races contested, highlighted by a superb treble to in-form Strathfieldsaye trainer Glenn Douglas.
A banner day included wins to Kate Hargreaves with Dynamite Dozer, who made it back-to-back victories at Shepparton, and Chris Svanosio with his exciting trotter Anywhere Hugo.
It continued a stellar run for Douglas, who sits third in the Victorian trainers premiership standings.
Four times the state's premier trainer, Douglas has notched up six winners since last Friday, starting with one apiece at Mildura and Bendigo on Friday.
He continued the momentum at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday night with Vandanta, before Monday's treble with Speedy Leo, The High Roller and Keayang Sandy.
Douglas was in the sulky for all three winners, starting with Speedy Leo, who brought up his maiden win at start number four.
The three-year-old gelding finished all over the top of the early pacemaker Salvator Mundi to win in a slick 1:55.4 mile rate for restricted horses, giving the stable some early momentum.
Douglas collected the second leg of his trouble with The High Roller, who broke a run of nine starts without a win, dating back to his back-to-back victories at Bendigo in February.
His fast-finishing win was the eight-year-old's 11th from 83 starts, which include 21 placings.
Douglas did not have to wait long to strike again, adding a third winner for the day in the very next race with the mare Keayang Sandy.
The former Sunraysia-trained five-year-old brought up win number three at start number 20 in his first run for Douglas.
His previous most recent win was at Broken Hill in December.
Earlier, Hargreaves chalked up back-to-back wins with the promising four-year-old Dynamite Dozer.
With Alex Ashwood again in the sulky, the gelding followed up with his 1690m win at Shepparton last Tuesday with another over the same distance and at the same venue.
A second-straight win earned connections the second half of a $7000 Vicbred first win bonus.
Dynamite Dozer boosted his career record to two wins and two placings from eight starts, with all those wins and placings coming in the gelding's last four starts.
A fruitful day for Bendigo region trainers continued with the win of the Chris Svanosio-trained and driven Anywhere Hugo.
The promising four-year-old trotter notched up his eighth career win at start number 28, with a commanding performance over the 2190m distance.
Six of those wins have come while under the care of Svanosio, who took over the training duties in May last year, 12 starts into the horse's career.
Both Svanosio (two) and Douglas (four) have runners engaged at Swan Hill on Wednesday night.
Other trainers with runners include Robert Rothacker, Ron Wicks, Gary Donaldson, Maddie Ray, Dylan Marshall and Todd Matthews.
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