Wiedemann sisters strike again

All the way: Lola Weidemann guides Irishtown Babe to a second win in a row in the first race at Tamworth on Sunday evening. Photo: Chris Bath 161016CBA01

All the way: Lola Weidemann guides Irishtown Babe to a second win in a row in the first race at Tamworth on Sunday evening. Photo: Chris Bath 161016CBA01

The luck of Irishtown Babe continued on Sunday as the Weidemann sisters combined again to take out the first at the Tamworth Harness Racing Club.

A fortnight ago the Julie Wiedemann trained and Lola Weidemann ridden mare took out the first, the New Season Pace, and returned to take a second dose leading the Smoky’s Bar and Grill Pace from start to finish.

The $1.90 favourite started on the inside fence and lead for the entire 1609m.

Irishtown Babe was pushed in a quick first 800m by the Gregory Coney trained Clementsorrell, before Mitch Chapple’s Opening Move took up the pace to push the leader.

In the end neither was strong enough as the winner put two lengths on a tight field for second place.

Tom Ison’s Tepary took second in front of Brendan Hunt's Merry Jasper.

Lola Wiedemann was pleased to get off the mark in the first with the same horse again.

“It was a quick first half but she was happy to do it,” Wiedemann said.

It was a quick first half but she was happy to do it. - Lola Wiedemann

“She was a bit calmer today and she tried hard.” 

Following the race West President Mark Lowe led a minutes silence for West Leagues identities Brian Sampson and Pop Tighe, who both passed away last week, while John, Gary and Dave Russell presented Lola with a winners gift.

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