From a race-winning point of view it had been a while for both Glenroy trainer Richard Clayfield and Glenville Rose – one of only two dogs he currently has in work. But the pair turned things around at Tara Raceway’s time-graded meeting on Thursday.
Away well from box one in the Rock’s Tavern Stake (400 m) for 1-4 wins greyhounds, Glenville Rose chased the speedy Fernando Deeds until off the back where she took over the running and then held out a fast-finishing Another Pick to win by 1½ lengths in 23.36 seconds.
For Glenville Rose, now a winner of four races, it was her first success since last September. And for Clayfield, who trained 18 winners at Tara Raceway in 2020, his first since last October.
Actually, it wasn’t too bad a day on Thursday for the Aston Dee Bee x Majestic Tale short-course litter. Later in the day, Fiddly, who kicked of her career at Tara Raceway in the care of Clayfield before being sold to WA, brought up her third win at Mandurah.
By Collision x Crystal’s Voice, Majestic Tale won 16 races at Devonport, Launceston, Hobart, Gawler, Strathalbyn and Angle Park before producing her first litter in December 2018 which also includes De Minaur, Fab Six and Helen’s Memory.
De Minaur’s past four starts have resulted in wins at Murray Bridge, Angle Park and Cranbourne (twice). Fab Six, also originally with Clayfield, won his maiden on debut at Tara Raceway before winning a further five races in Adelaide and then relocating to Victoria where he has won at Shepparton and Healesville.
And Helen’s Memory, second at Horsham last week, has won five races at Bathurst, Dubbo, Shepparton and Bendigo where he was successful in a quick 23.73 seconds over the 425 metres distance.
Majestic Tale has two litters to follow, by Spring Gun and Magic Sprite.