Monday, October 16, 2017
Wagga owner Matt Morris and Portland trainer Brian Weis combined for yet another win at Tara Raceway when Xtreme Move scored a good win in the Greg Martlew Autos Maiden Stake (512 m) on Sunday afternoon.
The fawn bitch, having her first race start at Tara Raceway, looked to be in a bit of trouble early but gained a rails run down the back straight before taking the lead off the back and storming home to score by 7¼ lengths in 30.75 seconds, although the time certainly didn’t tell the story.
The win came on the back of success last Thursday night for the owner-trainer combination when litter brother Xtreme Carnage – runner-up to Solitary Lad in the recent Tara Raceway Winter Classic – scored at Warrnambool over 450 metres.
By high profile sire Barcia Bale, the littermates are out of the US-bred and seven-race winner Xtreme Gretel who is by Stan’s Boy Flyer, an outstanding chaser who later sired a pair of two-time All Americans in Ozzie The Man in 2005 and 2006 and Penny Candy in 2008 and 2009.
The short-course maiden – the Laser Electrical Stake (400 m) – saw Bushman’s Bro run right up to his recent good trial form when winning on debut.
The black dog quickly found the front from box eight before holding out race favourite Banjo Bonito to score by 1½ lengths in 23.54 seconds for Jen and Monty Wilson of Mumbannar.
They picked up the son of Fabregas and Gut Wrenching, a winner of three races at Wentworth Park, via WA owner John Turner after the September 2015 whelping had been broken-in and pre-trained but judged not to be up to city standard.
The win was trainer Monty Wilson’s fourteenth this year with the highlight so far being Lektra Excess’s success in the Ivor Dowdell Memorial in April.
Bushman’s Bro is a litter brother to Lid Pinger, who has won seven races from 12 starts, mainly at Maitland and the Gardens in NSW.