Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Size-wise, Dyna Virion may well be the biggest ever winner at Tara Raceway.
A winner of four Victorian city races, the brindle dog weighed in at a mammoth 41.9 kilograms when having his first start at the local track last Thursday. He has raced heavier, though, tipping the scales at 43.5 kilograms when racing in Victoria 12 months ago.
While records relating to the size of racing greyhounds are somewhat sketchy, Friend In Me was 44 kilograms when winning at Sale in March last year.
Owned by Tim Aloisi, Damien Bates, Matt Lehman and Mick McSorley, Dyna Virion earlier this month joined the kennels of local trainer David Peckham who said the dog had trialled brilliantly prior to the running of the Produce Store Mixed Stake (512 m).
Later, Peckham was quick to declare Dyna Virion a Mount Gambier Cup contender after he railed through on odds-on favourite Jervois Boy off the back before going on to a 2½ lengths win in a best of day 29.67 seconds.
By KC And All x Darya Bale, Dyna Virion and his litter brother Dyna Smokey (only 37 kilograms!) were purchased by the syndicate in a package deal in April, the pair initially racing without winning in Adelaide.
Subsequently, Dyna Smokey found himself sold to Rockhampton owner-trainer Ken Boody while Dyna Virion was relocated by the syndicate to Allendale East.
And at the other end of the weight scale at last Thursday’s meeting was Shelley Trengove’s brindle bitch Duck Your Head who weighed in at 23.3 kilograms after having previously raced at 22.8 kilograms.
Meanwhile, it was a good few days for Connie’s Entity and Moorak trainer Jason Newman.
Connie’s Entity led all the way in last Thursday’s Winningformula.net.au Stake (512 m), defeating Proud Fernando by 3½ lengths in a personal best time of 29.96 seconds.
Then, on Monday night in a 600 metres mixed stake at Angle Park, the daughter of Token Prince and Marley Girl, after being headed in the home straight, came again to defeat Holy Reign by a head in 35.35 seconds.
It was a case of Newman going out on a winning note, Connie’s Entity now to join Peckham’s kennels.