Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Portland trainer Nicole Stanley, fresh from a treble at Tara Raceway last Sunday, will be hoping Dyna Quota can keep her unbeaten distance record intact at Angle Park when she lines up in the first heat of the Bay Road Queen Stayers Cup (731 m) tomorrow night.
Raced by Glen Burns and Scott Brandon, Dyna Quota won the SA Distance Championship in early April prior to winning again at Angle Park the following week to make it three 731 metre wins from as many runs.
The daughter of Dyna Double One and Jayney Bale has drawn box seven with her main danger looking to be box one runner Cairnlea Jet.
Allendale East stayer Pirate’s Curse returns to Angle Park after running Cairnlea Jet to 1½ lengths at the April 18 meeting for owners Tim Aloisi, Matt Lehman, Damien Bates and Michael McSorley and trainer David Peckham.
The son of Bekim Bale and Walkaway Jackie disappointed over 600 metres at Tara Raceway last Sunday but a week prior had broken the middle-distance record with a run of 34.79 seconds.
Pirate’s Curse, who has run a quick 43.08 seconds over the 731 metre journey, has drawn box four in the second heat with Billy’s Bake looking to be one of the hardest to beat.
The Bay Road Queen Stayers Cup final, which will be run next week, is staged in recognition of one of the State’s best stayers, the Merv Pedler trained bitch winning the 1982 National Distance final and also the Association Cup at Harold Park.
Bay Road Queen broke the Angle Park track record on two occasions inside a month and at one stage of her career was regarded as the best stayer in the country.