By Blake Redden, harness.org.au
He may have been Mr 5000 last week, but yesterday Gavin Lang is Mr $303,000.
That’s how good Lang is travelling at the moment, following Glenferrie Shuffle's dominant win in the Breeders Crown final for two-year-old fillies.
Trained by Craig Demmler, Glenferrie Shuffle dominated in what was her first win at the elite level.
Its Onlyforyou ($1.80) started race favourite and took up the lead for Dexter Dunn and Cran Dalgety with a lap to go.
The race was going to plan for favourite backers with horses unable to sustain their position around the odds-on pop, but that was only until Glenferrie Shuffle ($4) pulled out and made a quick dash before the bend.
Gavin Lang got his filly to within a length of the leader as they turned for home, but from there she answered all questions emphatically, racing away to win by 14 metres.
Its Onlyforyou held on grimly for second from Frith ($11), who was brave from a wide draw and ran home strongly for third.
Rogers Passion ($81), also kept coming to finish fourth.
The wash-up of the race saw a mile rate of 1:57.3 with a last half of 57.7.
Glenferrie Shuffle extended her career stats to five wins from nine starts and she has only been unplaced on one occasion.
Her prizemoney jumped from just under $40,000 to over $226,000 when today's cheque is banked.
With only Australian pacers entered in the last race, the Craig Demmler-trained filly assured the Kiwi’s would play second fiddle on the day.
Five of the Group 1 races stayed in Australia, while the other four crossed the ditch.
More pictures and coverage of yesterday’s Breeders Crown day will be up here on Thursday.