AUSSIES and Kiwis stole the show at The Meadowlands last night.
Heading the charge was ex-patriot Australian Tahnee Camilleri who prepared top pacer Dancin Lou for a stunning first-up victory.
Winner of last year’s Breeders’ Crown, the son of Sweet Lou was settled midfield early by New Zealand-born reinsman Dexter Dunn as Tookadiveoffdipper set the pace.
Coming with a well-timed run around the final bend Dancin Lou scored by metre-and-a-half from the front runner, with Australian-bred pacer Bechers Brook third in 1:50.
Elsewhere on the card co-trainers Shane and Lauren Tritton opened their northern hemisphere account with speedy gelding Gods Spirit.
A 1:50.9 winner at Club Menangle, Gods Spirit stopped the clock in 1:50.1 with local reinsman Jordan Stratton in the cart.
The Trittons moved from their New South Wales home to America last March.
Former Australian pacer Kathys Son was driven to a 1:52.2 win by Aussie reinsman Andy McCarthy, while Kiwi performers Solid Gold, Trojan Banner and The Devils Own also made their way into the winners’ circle.
Gods Spirit and Trojan Banner also led home ‘Down Under’ quinellas, while Dunn finished the evening with a quartet.