Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Ecklin South trainer Peter Fulton returns to Tara Raceway on Sunday with Noosa Parade, who despite performing extremely well in last month’s Metal Worx Iron Dog series, is still chasing his first win in six months.
The black dog ran Aeroplane Mo to 1¾ lengths in the Iron Dog’s first round over 600 before going down by three-quarters of a length to Paraphernalia in the 512 metre final – and that sort of form should put him right in the mix in Sunday’s Produce Store Stake (512 m).
With a record of three wins and five minor placings at the track and distance, Noosa Parade has drawn box four and looks well placed in grade five company.
By Collision, he’s out of the beautifully-bred unraced Miss Black Fern, a daughter of the Irish-bred sire Spiral Nikita and Miss Yap (Brett Lee x Leprechaun Yap) and from a litter that also includes handy performers Kiwi Collision and Night King.
And another Iron Dog finalist in Haddi Bale, trained at White Hills by Aaron Blake, also returns on Sunday to contest a grade five event, the Gordon Refrigeration Stake (512 m).
Tipping the scales at close to 32 kilograms, the sizeable bitch displayed plenty of early pace in the Iron Dog rounds and could take some catching from box five.
Raced by Jaz Warzywoda, Haddi Bale is a daughter of former outstanding Australian sprinter Roanokee and Darya Bale and comes into Sunday’s race on the back of a second and third over 460 metres at Warragul and a second at Shepparton (450 m).