DEAN Chapple had lots of giggles yesterday.
It started when four-year-old mare Lots of Giggles won the first race at Tamworth Paceway yesterday, the Harness Racing Travelworld Pace (1609m) and continued on through to the seventh race when he snared a stable double with Justanother and Pocket The Shilling.
His brother, Guy Chapple, drove Justanother to a third career win.
The Moonbi trainer then celebrated a third win when Gracious Belle P won the final race of the day, the Festive Season Racing December 27 Pace (1609m).
It was the daughter of Falcon Seelster’s sixth career win.
Earlier, Lots Of Giggles had grabbed her first win.
She has been with Chapple for about eight weeks and was having just her second start for him after running a first-up third at Tamworth for the Moonbi trainer-driver on December 1.
“I didn’t know if she had gate speed but she found the lead today and went on with it,” Chapple said.
“They said she wasn’t much good but I thought she’d go close today.
“Normie Soles bred her and he and Rob Smith own her.
“I had her mother, Gai Giggles, too. She was one of the nicest horses I’ve had.
“She won a heat of the Golden Guitar and held a track record here at one stage.”
While there was smiles all around in the Chapple camp, Michael Formosa was far from happy when race favourite, Nepbet, galloped at the start and lost more than 100m.
It was just as disastrous for Dwayne Brown and Onethingforcertain in the following race when the bay filly also galloped out of the mobile in a race won by the Robin Hosking-trained Modern Mistress.