Theyallendiny, an impressive winner at Kilmore on Thursday night, is a talented trotter who several trainers attempted to iron out, but it has been Lancefield's Rod and Joanne Petroff who have enabled him to reach his potential.
The six-year-old has raced for the Petroffs on nine occasions for three wins and a second.
“He was on his last chance when he came to us,” Rod stated. “We gave him a spell and he just seemed to click with us.
“There’s a long way between his manners and his ability however.”
Theyallendiny, a gelding by champion sire Majestic Son, is owned by the Cranbourne-based Wells family, who shelled out $20,000 for him at the Australasian Premier Trotting Sale in 2017.
He’s a half-brother to the Vicbred three-year-old champion Is That A Bid, also an APTS graduate owned by the Wells family and the winner of $166,980, Melpark Magic ($111,256) and Locksley Lover, all trotters of some worth.
The quartet were bred by well-known Cranbourne identity David Scott out of the 2009 The Redwood winner Elusive Charm.
Theyallendiny’s name is derived from the names of Wells family members which all end in the letter ‘y’ - Lindsay, wife Jenny, son Harry and daughters Emily and Molly.
Other APTS sale graduates to win this week have been Beautiful Sunrise (Great Success-Whatta Tussle), who posted her maiden success at Melton, and Van Sank (Trixton-Countess Angela), a 1:58.7 winner at Albion Park.