Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Wins by Baz’s Moment and Banjo Queen at Angle Park on Tuesday afternoon ended a productive five days for Compton trainer Tracie Price after Shannah’s Might and Banjo Queen were successful at Angle Park last Friday and Blonde Barbados and Black Fields at Tara Raceway on Sunday.
From the successful Swift Fancy x Which Class litter, Baz’s Moment has now won or been placed at his past 13 starts, boasting an overall record of seven wins and 11 minor placings from 21 starts.
And Banjo Queen, picked up in July by Price – her fifth trainer – for “next to nothing” for local owners John and Kerry Hawker, made it five wins in succession when leading all the way over 388 metres.
A winner of two races over 440 metres in Canberra late last year, the daughter of up and coming sire Banjo Boy and Black Traminer will face a tough test in her bid at Tara Raceway on Sunday for six wins in succession.
Drawn in box five in The Border Watch Free For All (400 m), Banjo Queen will run into noted speedsters Cheyenne Black, Oh No Beta, Colden Star and the evergreen Cryer’s Fred.
Blonde Barbados opened her winning account at her second start when quickly finding the front from box six in the Trackside Meats Maiden Stake (400 m) and then holding out Over And Away to win by a length in 23.72 seconds.
Raced by Gary and Phil Micallef, Blonde Barbados is from a repeat mating by Cosmic Rumble out of New Year’s Punch, herself a winner of 12 races and more than $53,000 in prizemoney.
The first mating includes the mighty 111-start Group winning Bruce Tycoon who has won 32 races and run 35 minor placings for more than $246,000 in prizemoney.
Blonde Barbados’s litter brother Copper Tycoon opened his winning account a few days earlier for the Micallefs and Edenhope trainer Cap Abbott at the Wednesday meeting when leading all the way in the Williams Crane Hire Maiden Stake (400 m), scoring by 7¾ lengths in 23.74 seconds.
Both Price and Abbott have enjoyed success with New Year’s Punch’s previous litter – by Razldazl Jayfkay – Price with Lyon Rose and Abbott with Blazin’ Vicky and Mo Town Roy.
Price’s son, Ben, also got among the action as an owner on Sunday with his give away greyhound Black Fields, having his first start for the new kennel from box one in the South Eastern Hotel Stake (400 m).
Black Fields matched motors early with Lektra Jenny before drawing clear to win by 1½ lengths in a more than handy 23.33 seconds.