Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Portland greyhound trainer Nicole Stanley enjoyed another big day at Tara Raceway last Sunday when Close Your Eyes, Causing Drama, Dyna Quota and Peek’s Gold were successful at the 10-race meeting.
The multiple winners followed a big month back in June when she trained five winners – Bad Driver, Dyna Quota, Wanchai Express, Bereluke and Zambora Club – and then a fortnight later, four with Nangkita Keats, Bad Driver, Zambora Club and Verev.
And a month later, Stanley, Tara Raceway’s most successful trainer in 2017 with 111 winners, was back with another bag of four – Zambora Club, Wrackmere, Verev and Nangkita Keats.
Attracting plenty of interest last Sunday was the reappearance of Dyna Quota in the Metal Worx Mixed Stake (732 metres), picked up for $1000 by the Cheap Buy Syndicate after 14 starts and three Victorian provincial wins but with an infringement hanging over her head.
However, Glen Burns, Scott Brandon and Danny Frazer’s syndicate has certainly turned out to be well-named, the black bitch developing into a city-winning stayer and having now won 16 races and more than $53,000 in stakemoney.
Dyna Quota was having her first start over the distance at Tara Raceway since June 9 when she wore down Black Spring in the home straight to win by 1¼ lengths in 43.50 seconds, a time only ever bettered by the record holder Nellie Noodles who ran 43.45 seconds on March 27, 2011.
A short-priced favourite in last Sunday’s mixed stake, Dyna Quota quickly took up the running from box one, eventually running away from the opposition and defeating 128-start veteran Noosa Parade by 3¾ lengths in 43.85 seconds.
Cranbourne-based Brandon, who was at the track on Sunday, said the syndicate had already purchased a straw with the intention of breeding with Dyna Quota at a later date.
“We have a Kinda Cruel Red straw that we are contemplating using depending on how things pan out,” he said. “He’s a US sire that won 50 races and was blessed with amazing early and mid-race speed.”
By Bella Infrared, the fawn dog is out of Cruel To Be Kind who traces back to the former SA greyhound Top Honcho who became a stud sensation in Ireland.
Earlier in the day, syndicate member Burns, of Lang Lang, was also successful in his own right as an owner with Causing Drama who led all the way to defeat Missing Mate by a length in 23.34 seconds in the Fairthorne Forestry Stake (400 m).
Burns also owns the Stanley-trained litter brother Burst The Seam, engaged in Thursday night’s Super VicGreys final at Warrnambool and a winner of three races at Warrnambool and Shepparton.
The pair is by Barcia Bale out of Bit Berger, a winner of 21 races including three at Tara Raceway back in 2013-2014 when trained at Naracoorte by Ben Hughes.