Ndaka clinched the double for the Crawford yard and the win was celebrated joyously by a passionate group of young racing friends (Candiese Lenferna Photography)
Andrew Harrison (Gold Circle)
Lola Crawford may hold the trainer’s license but her daughters Taryn, assistant, and Haley are tasked with the training.
The move from Ashburton to Summerveld was not an easy transition given that they were not familiar with Summerveld.
Leading up to Sunday’s Hollywoodbets Scottsville meeting they had only had one win since their relocation.
However, it now stands at three.
That was thanks to the yard’s first ever double.
The gelding Happy Wanderer (Pathfork) was well named as he was never easy to train but perseverance triumphed as he came home lonely under apprentice Siphesihle Hlengwa, despite being 4.5kg under sufferance in the 1200m handicap event.
Next up for Crawford was Ndaka (Willow Magic), who came from draw three under Tristan Godden in the 1000m handicap to give Crawford a well-deserved double by 1,30 lengths from a flying Northern Warrior.
Ndaka is owned by a quartet of enthusiastic owners with Brendan Gaillard leading the vocals. Chad Britz, Jarred Eady and Kyle Storkey are the other three owners.
They displayed their passion in the post race interview: CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW
Turf Talk wrote last year about this group of racing friends.