Dilemma ahead for top trainer

Rodney Robb won the feature event at Lightning Ridge.

Rodney Robb won the feature event at Lightning Ridge.

Which Wendy will wear the bracelet was the puzzle for Nyngan trainer Rodney Robb when Miss Mellencamp won the feature race at the famous opal mining town Lightning Ridge on Easter Saturday.

The tophy for the Dale Bruce Memorial Lightning Ridge Cup (1200m) was a magnificent opal bracelet valued at $15,000 and Miss Mellencamp is owned by two ladies who have the same name – Wendy Robb,wife of the winning trainer, and Wendy Robb, secretary of the Nyngan Jockey Club

Ridden by Nyngan apprentice Clayton Gallagher, Miss Mellencamp ($6.00) tracked the leaders then finished best to defeat the Queensland trained topweight More Of The Zaim (Yuya Saiki, $4.60) by over a length with Dabamirak (Tiffany Jeffries, $3.40 ) battling on for third.

All supporting races had $1000 opal pendants for trophies and Gulgong trainer Brett Thompson took home 3 following wins by Tumbling Dice, Turf On Top and Pencita.

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