Monday, December 4, 2017
Wins by littermates Xtreme Rush, Xtreme Notice and Xtreme Carnage at Tara Raceway’s Sunday meeting gave Portland trainer Brian Weis his first treble after more than 20 years involvement in greyhound racing.
Raced by Matt Morris, the trio is by Barcia Bale x Xtreme Gretel with both Xtreme Rush and Extreme Notice, who is engaged at The Meadows on Wednesday, leading all the way when scoring comfortable wins in the Metal Worx Stake (400 m) and the South Eastern Social Club Stake (512 m).
Xtreme Carnage, also racing at The Meadows on Wednesday, chased Just Like Fire down the back straight in the Klaassens Contractors Stake (512 m) before taking over approaching the home turn and then holding out strong finishing bursts from Cryer’s Jed and Homer to win by a length in 30.44 seconds.
For Weis, who had previously trained five doubles at Tara Raceway this year, the treble took his number of winners at the local track since January to 31.
Meanwhile, fellow Portland trainer Nicole Stanley also landed a treble when Verev, Fiorelli Rose and Oh No Beta took her total number of Tara Raceway winners this year to 103.
Fiorelli Rose finally had a change of luck when winning her first 400 metre race – the winningformula.net.au Stake – and taking the lead in the Greyhound of the Year award.
However, 20 minutes later the Tracie Price trained Baz’s Moment regained the lead by a point after running second to Scorpion in the Williams Crane Hire Stake (400 m).
The Lee Bartholomew trained Scorpion has kept himself in GOTY contention with the win being his tenth this year and now placing him in equal fourth spot.