Monday, August 19, 2019
Black Spring’s success in Sunday’s Winningformula.net.au Open Stake (600 m) saw him take his number of wins at Tara Raceway to nine, the most of any greyhound at the track this year.
It was also his first win since an enforced injury spell saw him off the scene for five weeks prior to resuming a month ago, three fast-finishing minor placings over 512 metres suggesting a win over his favoured 600 metres wasn’t too far away.
Surprisingly, the Edenhope-based Black Spring was sitting in second spot with a lap to go, a position that was always going to make him hard to hold out at the business end of the race.
As it turned out, by the home turn the Cap Abbott owned and trained dog had taken over the running, ultimately posting a strong 2½ length win in 35.35 seconds over Cryer’s Plugger and Spinning Jakit (a kennelmate and litter brother to the winner).
By Spring Gun, Black Spring is out of Lektra Scarlett, currently the leading dam at Tara Raceway for 2019 with 22 wins.
And it was a handy weekend for the litter – Lektra Theory scoring a big win over 531 metres at Gawler on Friday prior to Lektra Spring running second in a 600 metre heat at The Meadows on Saturday night.