Thursday, April 19, 2018
A comfortable win in last Sunday’s Gambier Vets Stake (600 metres) by giveaway greyhound Two Jobs completed a good day for Tara Raceway regulars David and Valerie Brodhurst of Serviceton.
Away fairly from box six in the bitches-only grade five event, Two Jobs gave a great display of railing, staying in touch with Cilla Brown, Boomer Hargen and Cee Jay’s Heart down the back before pushing through on the paint off the back and then racing away to a 5½ length win over a fast-finishing Lektra Destiny in 36.14 seconds.
By Cosmic Rumble out of Enlightment, this was her first success since September, David Brodhurst attributing seasonal issues as part of the reason that she had taken so long to win her seventh race for the couple.
Two Jobs is the dog that arrived in Serviceton early last year after having won a maiden at Port Augusta but then found herself on the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) waiting list soon after when struggling for form.
As luck would have it, though, a run in a Pathway prior to the GAP call-up turned her fortunes around, with the 25 kilogram fawn bitch appreciating the low-grade format with a confidence-boosting win in a best of day time.
Earlier on Sunday, Swoosie, having her fourth start at Tara Raceway, opened her winning account for the Brodhursts when leading all the way to defeat Teacup Toni by a neck in the Metal Worx Maiden Stake (400 m).
By Oaks Road out of Power Merc, a winner of 14 races at Angle Park and Gawler, Swoosie was picked up by the Brodhursts by pure chance.
“Lewiston trainer Rob Harnas had been selling off all his dogs and I contacted him regarding a couple that I thought could be worth purchasing for down here,” David Brodhurst said.
“But by the time I spoke with him the only dog he had left was a giveaway called Swoosie who had finished down the line at her only start at Gawler. We figured we didn’t have much to lose so we went with her.”
Sunday’s double was the Brodhursts’ first since June 25 last year when Two Jobs defeated Panalo and Cryer’s Plugger in the Koroit 600 feature and Eye Spy Emma was successful over 400 metres.
Two Jobs and Swoosie, who will now line up again at Sunday’s time-graded meeting, have both drawn box one – in the Williams Crane Hire Stake (512 m) and the Rock’s Retreat Stake (400 m).