Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Local owner Troy Casey won his first race at Tara Raceway on Sunday afternoon when No Song, trained by Nicole Stanley, led all the way to bring up her second win in eight starts in the Winmore Greyhound Kennels Stake (512 metres).
Casey is one of four members of the Son Of Vadar Syndicate that races No Song, having her first race start at Tara Raceway after previously racing in Adelaide where she won her maiden over 388 metres at Angle Park early last month.
On track for last Sunday’s win, this is his first involvement in the sport, the syndicate purchasing the May 2017 black bitch as a pup.
Also in the syndicate is Adam Burda, of West Richmond, who bred No Song, a daughter of Fabregas and Kaos Chloe, a 23-race chaser that ran five minor placings.
No Song would have found Sunday’s grade six event somewhat easier than that night back in November at Angle Park when she ran into boom Adelaide youngster Sennachie who carved out a blistering 29.52 seconds for the 515 metre journey.
All the same, No Song’s three length win over a couple of more than handy types in Summer Storm and Moraine Pippa in the second-fastest time of the day – 30.35 seconds – suffice to say, was impressive enough for Stanley to nominate her for The Meadows tomorrow.
Sunday’s winner is also shaping up as another contender for Stanley in next month’s Summer Classic – a fourth placing behind Menzel Boys in the 2016 final with Rowchester Star the closest she’s so far come to winning the event – the Portland trainer looking likely to hold a strong hand in the age-restricted series for dogs and bitches whelped on or after January 1, 2017.
And while the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club will be conducting an 11-race time-graded meeting at Tara Raceway tomorrow, Stanley will also have Candy Chimes, School Report, Tennessee Rain and Miss Patchouli engaged at The Meadows.
Also at The Meadows are Sims Memorial winning trainer Nifty Lenehan with Oshkosh Nar and Edenhope trainer Cap Abbott who has Black Spring, Nix Jakit, Bab’s Jakit and Bowled Harro engaged.