There’s a bit of Joe Janiak about small-time trainer Mick Dwyer’s outlook on racing.
A Queanbeyan taxi driver, Janiak earned racing fame through the global deeds Takeover Target, the once broken-down sprinter he trained to win in England, Japan, Singapore as well as five Australian cities.
Kiseki Dane will never be rated in Takeover Target’s league, but he is good enough for Newcastle trainer Mick Dwyer to give him a strong chance of winning back-to-back Randwick races on Wednesday.
For a trainer short on numbers and thoroughbred blue bloods, it wouldn’t get much better than having a horse capture two metropolitan wins in a row.
“I’m down to three horse in work at the moment,” he said.
“I’ve had up to eight or nine at different times but if you’ve got one decent one and it’s paying the bills you’re laughing, aren’t you.
“Joe Janiak told me that years ago. You only need one decent one and his took him all around the world.”
Kiseki Dane continues his campaign in the TAB More Than Winning Handicap and Dwyer’s son Craig will do the riding.
Dwyer had hoped to run Kiseki Dane in the Scone Cup, but plans were dashed when his stable star couldn’t make his way into the $200,000 race after being made an emergency.
“He would have given them a bit of a shake up there because he’s looking for a mile,” Dwyer said.
“He’s jumping out of his skin. He’s come back absolutely fantastic.”
Kiseki Dane is a $10 chance after winning over 1400m at double figures at Randwick on Anzac Day.
Godolphin galloper Farolitos has been the best-backed runner in the race, suggesting he can build on a promising return when beaten less than two lengths into fourth place behind at High Midnight.
Farolitos’ stablemate Flow is one of the shortest-priced runners at a rare Randwick midweek meeting when the Street Cry youngster steps out in a race for two-year-olds.
Flow was claimed late in The Claret Stakes at Hawkesbury when the colt was having his first start.