Monday, February 11, 2019
Last Wednesday’s time-graded meeting saw the David Peckham trained Rose Ali run what is now the year’s second-fastest 512 metre time at Tara Raceway – 29.72 seconds – when she scored a dominant 9¼ length win over Conde in the Winningformula.net.au Stake.
The daughter of My Bro Fabio and Born Ali remains unbeaten in her three race starts, connections of the March 2017 black bitch now likely to look long and hard at the forthcoming Fairthorne Forestry Mount Gambier Cup.
It was a good day for the Allendale East-based Peckham who earlier in the day had won the Laser Electrical Maiden Stake (512 m) with Bourne Thanks, a five length winner over Rooster in 30.56 seconds, and raced in partnership with Connie Miller.
By Barcia Bale, Bourne Thanks is the first winner for Thanks Tubby (Superman x Irish Fantasy), successful in 21 races and placed 23 times from 64 starts as well as holding the Tara Raceway 512 metre track record at 29.60 seconds for three years between 2014 and 2017.
Thanks Tubby, a Tara Raceway winner over three distances, has a second litter – by Worm Burner – due at the end of the month.
Peckham also reports that Maximum Bella, by Magic Sprite x Lil’s Memory and a winner of 13 races – four at Tara Raceway and nine on Victorian provincial tracks – last week whelped three dogs and two bitches to Worm Burner.
This follows a previous litter, by Barcia Bale, which is now close to breaking-in stage.