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Ginny turns in solid Winter Classic trial

Monday, June 25, 2018

The six-member Burno Syndicate landed their first winner when Ginny Woolf was successful in Sunday’s South Eastern Hotel Stake (512 m) at Tara Raceway.

Lining up from box eight on the back of a 4¼ length second to Pele’s Entity nine days ago at the local track, Ginny Woolf chased Rugged for much of the journey, finishing strongly in the home straight to win by 2¼ lengths in 30.57 seconds.

Jeff Guy with Ginny Woolf, the Burno Syndicate’s first winner.

The July 2016 black bitch is trained at Horsham by Jeff Guy for Damian Chester, Matthew Burnham, John Magro, James Hamilton, David Langeweg and Lucas Williams who purchased the daughter of Magic Sprite shortly after she had won her maiden at Geelong over 400 metres in May.

Speaking after the win, Guy said he had already received calls from excited syndicate members, ensuring that he ordered photographs of the win for the connections, who are based in Victoria.

“For sure, they were excited with the win,” he said. “I’m now looking at the forthcoming Peter Rocket Winter Classic (512 m) which will be run here in August.

“Prior to the boys purchasing her, Ginny Woolf had been running over short courses, so from a classic point of view I reckon there’s more improvement in her yet as she’s still only had two runs over 512 metres.”

And there’s not too much wrong with her breeding, her dam, Molly Molloy, being by Premier Fantasy x Witch Magic and boasting a race record of 48 starts for 16 wins, seven minor placings and more than $35,000 in prizemoney.

It’s a line that Guy has enjoyed much success with, an older half-sister to Molly Molloy, Scrappy Coco, producing countless winners for him, not the least being former Tara Raceway track record holders Brazen Bomber and Paraphernalia.

The classic-aged Whatta Knocka was an impressive 400 metre winner at Tara Raceway on Sunday.

In the race prior, the Trackside Meats Stake (400 m), the Tracie Price trained Whatta Knocka, whose brother and kennelmate Smart Marty was successful at Tara Raceway last Thursday, displayed plenty of pace to bring up his second win from five starts, scoring by 7¼ lengths in 23.26 seconds.

By Knocka Norris out of Who’s Doing What, the September 2016 blue brindle dog – yet to race over 512 metres – is also nicely placed from a classic age point of view, the Winter Classic being for all dogs and bitches whelped on or after July 1, 2016.

Whatta Knocka was one of four winners for Price – giveaway greyhound Banjo Queen bringing up her twelfth win for local owners Kerry and John Hawker in the Metal Worx Mixed Stake (400 m) while Blanko finished strongly in the home straight to defeat Shaniqua in the Klaassens Contractors Stake (512 m).

And Dimora Flash moved into third spot on the Greyhound of the Year table behind Oh No Beta and Chilly Kiss with an impressive nine length win in the Gambier Vets Stake (512 m) in 30.26 seconds.


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