Thursday, August 8, 2019
Can we expect further improvement from the nicely bred Sedaka in Sunday’s Fairthorne Forestry Grade Five final (512 metres) at Tara Raceway?
Well, while his Ballarat trainer Trent Blacker is no stranger to the track – he won last year’s Eric Lewis Memorial (600 m) with Aeroplane Mo – Sedaka had been having his first look at Tara Raceway last week.
Not only that, for the son of High Earner and Oakvale Destiny (a winner of 17 races and $279,000 in stakemoney) it was the first time in more than 12 months that he had raced over a comparable distance.
And David Brodhurst’s Dare To Do needed every centimetre of the 512 metre journey to grab Sedaka who gave a great sight from box five when going down by a neck in 29.97 seconds, the fastest of the three heats.
So yes, it’s probably fair to say that we can expect further improvement from Sedaka when he jumps from box four on Sunday although perhaps also from Dare To Do who has drawn box one.
Brodhurst also continues to do well with Banjo Fozz, a greyhound he picked up last month for $600 after she had run second at Tara Raceway in late June.
Since then, the daughter of Banjo Boy x Fire Stricker has won and been placed over 400 metres prior to stepping up to 512 metres last week and running Cee Me Shine to a length in 29.92 seconds.
Banjo Fozz will now jump from box two in Sunday’s Produce Store Stake (512 m) as the fastest dog going into the race with a best time of 29.99 seconds but taking on a handy line-up of grade six greyhounds.