Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Long-time Serviceton trainer David Brodhurst continues to do well with performed greyhounds he has purchased for modest prices and that have then gone on to more than pay their way at Tara Raceway.
Another case in point is his latest acquisition, the lightly-raced three-year-old Banjo Fozz, who lined up at Tara Raceway last Sunday for her new owner-trainer in the Winningformula.net.au Stake (400 m).
Brodhurst had purchased the daughter of Banjo Boy x Fire Stricker for $600 after she had come from well back in the field to run a three-quarter length second to Someone Blue at Tara Raceway at the end of last month.
“That had been her first run at the track so I thought it was a pretty fair effort,” he said. “And after Someone Blue came out and won again here before also winning at Horsham I felt reasonably confident that Banjo Fozz would acquit herself well today.”
That she did, jumping much better this time from box seven but giving tearaway leader Buckeye a big start down the back and with still plenty of work to do turning for home before grabbing him in the shadows of the post for a neck win in 23.44 seconds.
The win, her first since last September, completed a good few days for the litter, handy types Blur and Tat James both winning at Shepparton over 450 metres and 390 metres respectively on the Thursday night prior.