Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Local chasers Springvale Alysa and Bob Square Pants have qualified for the $4000 TAB Grade 6 final (455 m) which will be run at Murray Bridge this Sunday night.
Heats of the event were run at last Sunday night’s official opening of the $8m complex, Springvale Alysa, one of the best dogs going around Tara Raceway at the moment, looking well placed in the grade 6 event even though she was having her first run on the one-turn track.
Trained at Kongorong by John Little, the daughter of Dyna Double One x Springvale Cool led all the way from box four to defeat the odds-on favourite Spring Taylor by a length in 26.13 seconds.
In the previous heat, Bob Square Pants, trained at Tarpeena by Dita Mitchell, put in a big effort when chasing Victa Max throughout before going down by a neck in 26.13 seconds.
By Banjo Boy x Jeanie’s Wish, Bob Square Pants was having only his fourth race start despite turning three years of age in November 2018, a lengthy injury threatening to derail his racing career.
Meanwhile, Allendale East trainer David Peckham looks set for a big day at Tara Raceway’s time-graded meeting today.
Bourne Thanks, a daughter of former Tara Raceway 512 metre record holder Thanks Tubby, worked home well in her half head defeat in 30.40 seconds in last Sunday’s Fairthorne Forestry Maiden (512 m) and looks well placed in today’s Laser Electrical Maiden from box two.
Dyna Naitch makes his Tara Raceway debut today but solid Angle Park form late last year should put him right in the mix in the Winmore Greyhound Kennels Stake (512 m).
And Rose Ali, after a powerful 29.95 seconds win in last Sunday’s Metal Worx Stake (512 m) looks set to make it three wins from three starts at the local track when jumping from box two in the Winningformula.net.au Stake (512 m).