Saturday, May 6, 2017
Two Jobs looked anything but a contender for the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) after turning in a top effort at Tara Raceway’s time-graded meeting on Friday.
A maiden winner over 447 metres at a Port Augusta non-TAB meeting last November, the fawn bitch had been chasing her second win when lining up in the Williams Crane Hire Stake (512 metres) at Friday’s non-penalty meeting.
Away well from box two, Two Jobs took the lead going out of the first turn and from then on made a one-act affair of the grade six event, eventually running out a 10 length winner in 30.21 seconds, the quickest of the three 512 metre races on the day.
By high-profile sire Cosmic Rumble out of Enlightment, an unraced daughter of El Grand Senor x Jacinta Bale, Two Jobs was given to Serviceton husband and wife team David and Valerie Brodhurst by Adelaide trainer Don Turner at the end of last year.
Speaking after the race, David Brodhurst said he would now have to re-think his plans in regard to the proposed GAP placement.
“Her effort really surprised me,” he said. “But it just goes to show how much of a confidence-booster these time-graded races can be.
“I reckon we’ll be pulling the pin on GAP for the time being with her but there’s still a few home that can take her place.”
Two Jobs’ win was Brodhurst’s second this year at the local track after Marcling had been successful last month.
Money Monster’s overdue success in the JB Irrigation Maiden Stake (400 m) presented 16-year-old Moesha “Mo” Canala, of Millicent, with her first winner as an owner.
The son of Banjo Boy x Nicky’s Moment was away well from box one and chased Spirit Of Pat to the home turn where he railed through before finishing strongly for a 1¼ length win in 23.67 seconds.
For Canala and Glencoe trainer Dean Fennell it had been a win a fair while coming with the black dog first racing at the end of July last year prior to lining up for start number 23 on Friday.
Money Monster had originally been owned at Allendale East by David Peckham who had received the dog as a pup from Compton breeder Tracie Price in a deal that was arranged after Peckham had whelped Nicky’s Moment’s first litter.
However, prior to racing, the dog was handed back to Price who later gave her to Canala – busy at most Tara Raceway meetings handling greyhounds for a number of trainers – to race.
Later in the day, Fennell made it a double – his first this year – when Ari won the Winningformula.net.au Stake (512 m).
The fawn dog quickly put himself in a forward spot from box five, chasing Gun’s Miss into the home straight before finishing too strongly for a 2¾ length win in 30.53 seconds.
The win came only a month after Ari had been beaten 93 lengths at Tara Raceway with the trainer explaining the dog had later been diagnosed with a kidney infection.
Another son of Cosmic Rumble, Ari is out of Floral Leaf, an unraced daughter of Mantra Lad and Petal, Fennell having taken over his training in the middle of last year for owner Nick Tzaferis.
With two wins, two seconds and a third it was a good day for Fennell and one that saw him, after Friday’s meeting, edge into the top 10 trainers’ list.
Meanwhile, the Ross Schurgott owned and Peckham trained Better Value’s all-the-way win in the Greyhound-Data.com Stake (400 m) resulted in her being sold 30 minutes later and she’ll now do her future racing in Adelaide.