Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Cashmore trainer Ben Boers, after recently whelping down his 2015 Mount Gambier Cup winner Lots Of Yap’s litter by Nitro Burst, was back at Tara Raceway last Friday with Hail A Cab who made it back-to-back wins when leading all the way in the South Eastern Hotel Stake (400 metres).
Hail A Cab is the dog that won his maiden at Tara Raceway last November when defeating subsequent Mount Gambier Cup finalist Verev and then struggled to find winning form again in the ensuing six months.
But over the past month or so the black dog has gone around on five occasions for three wins and two minor placings, Boers putting the improved form down to smaller fields.
“I think the smaller fields he’s been recently encountering have certainly helped because he’s been finding less trouble in his races. It’s also possible that he’s a bit of a late maturer,” he said.
Raced by Damien Anderson, Hail A Cab is by Don’t Knocka Him, the 2012 Victorian Greyhound of the Year, out of the city-winning Taxi Sono Qui who has gone on to produce city winners from a second litter.
Winners among her second litter, by Vapour Whirl, are Power To Wyn, a winner of five races including Sandown Park, and Rowchester Miss who has won three races, all at The Meadows.
Hail A Cab will now take another step up in class when he tackles a handy grade five field at Tara Raceway on Sunday afternoon in the Gordon Refrigeration Stake (400 m).