Angland pilots Markwell double

Tye Angland helped leading trainer Gwenda Markwell kickstart another campaign at her home track as the pair combined for a winning double at Kembla Grange on Thursday.

Angland produced a pair of patient rides to guide Bugeisha and Coolcraft to impressive wins. He only picked up the ride on Coolcraft as a replacement for Chad Lever, who was injured in a fall at Scone this week.

“It was a good solid win, but obviously Chad had a fall on Tuesday so my thoughts are with him,” Angland said.

“We are all thinking of him.

“I was a little bit further back then I thought I would be but I was comfortable and had cover. I covered a bit of ground around the bend but to his credit, he pinned his ears back and had a crack.”

Earlier, Angland was on hand as Bugeisha unleashed a powerful sprint to run down stablemate Bounding Badger to win the Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club 4 Or More Maiden Handicap (1000m).