Barry Lew’s Karloo Threeothree and Karloo Damajor had been mirroring each other lately so it was only fitting they both enjoyed more success on the same night.
The talented pair had found success hard to come by recently, despite racking up winners and showing real form in previous preparations.
But it seemed like only a matter of time until they saluted again and on Wednesday evening at Bathurst Paceway Lew enjoyed two wins within three races, with Karloo Damajor’s particularly impressive.
First up was Karloo Threeothree in the TAB.com.au Pace (2260m).
The four-year-old had only scored one win in the past nine starts but with Mat Rue in the gig he pushed forward from gate eight early on, found the lead and stayed there.
Karloo Threeothree ($2.60 favourite) went on to win by 2.1m from Hez Razor Sharp ($6.30) while $29.40 chance Poppy Cee was third for Wendy Turnbull.
The win was career victory number five from 17 starts for Lew’s gelding.
It was a different story in the Group 1 Feeds Pace (2260m), as John O’Shea found himself further back in the pack with Karloo Damajor when the field got the final lap bell.
Karloo Damajor, heading into the event with one win in the past 11 starts, settled midfield and sat three-back on the pegs as the bell sounded.
O’Shea, in his first time combining with the gelding, had to peel right out wide once the field rounded the bend and while there was five horses ahead of him at one stage he produced a fine, late charge to seal victory.
Karloo Damajor ($3.20 favourite) mowed down the field and won by 1.1m from Machamillion ($10.60) and Bundaburra ($29.50) in what was the tenth win of his 29-start career.
Karloo Damajor’s win was also recorded in an impressive milerate of 1:57:5.
Lew will be in action at Parkes Harness Racing Club on Sunday with Karloo Kix.