Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Weblec Nic, a winner of a couple of races at Sandown Park, as well as Geelong and Murray Bridge, looked well placed at Tara Raceway from box one in last Sunday’s South Eastern Hotel Stake, a 512 metre event for grade six greyhounds.
As things turned out, the race went pretty much to plan, Boston Quay opening up a handy break down the back but Weblec Nic always looking comfortable in second spot before railing through on the home turn and running away to a 2¼ length win in 30.00 seconds.
The winner is by Barcia Bale out of Weblec Rose, herself successful on eight occasions for $43,000 in stakemoney for owners Neville Loechel and Jeff Weber who also race Weblec Nic in partnership with Jane McNicholl under the banner of the Fair and Square Syndicate.
Loechel and Weber also enjoyed tremendous success with Weblec Rose’s litter sister Weblec Belle, the daughter of Dyna Tron x Snow Excuse winning 27 races and $263,000 in stakemoney.
The pair also raced another litter sister, Weblec Angel, who won five races at Tara Raceway when trained locally by David Peckham from late 2014 through to mid-2016.
Weblec Nic is trained at Williamstown by Ray Fewings, who in effect killed three birds with one stone when down here last Sunday to call the Mount Gambier greyhound meeting for RadioTAB and Sky Racing.
When he makes the occasional trip to Tara Raceway for calling duties he generally brings a dog or two with him to race – often going home with a winner – while he is also able to catch up with local participants in his role as industry representative on the Greyhound Racing SA board.
A couple of races later, in the Produce Store Stake (512 m), David and Val Brodhurst won their first race with Dare To Do who has been in their Serviceton kennels since July last year.
Well drawn in box one and well placed in a 0-2 wins event, the black bitch made a mess of the start before gaining a nice rails run and finding the front going into the back straight, eventually holding out Miss Patchouli to win by three-quarters of a length in a personal best time of 30.31 seconds.
Purchased for $1100 after winning a maiden at Warragul last May, the daughter of Goodesy and Sandown Park winner White Heart was the Brodhursts first winner since Two Jobs dead-heated with Tuscan Flex at Tara Raceway on November 11.