Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Raglan greyhound trainer Michael Bowerman will be looking to go one better when the SA-bred Kentucky Sun returns tomorrow for Mount Gambier’s inaugural G-SIX meeting at Tara Raceway.
By Lochinvar Marlow x Ticket To Mars, the black dog turned in a solid effort at his first start on the track on April 17 when working home well to finish a 1¾ length second to Koda Blue in 23.36 seconds in the Klaassens Contractors Stake (400 metres).
Following that run, Kentucky Sun, a winner of eight races at Ballarat, Bendigo and Horsham, finished third at Horsham over 410 metres and now should be very hard to beat tomorrow from box one in the G-SIX JB Irrigation Stake (400 m).
Interesting runner in the race is former NSW chaser Renmore who has drawn box seven and will be having her first race start for Kongorong trainer John Little.
A winner of two races last year at Lithgow over 414 metres, the brindle bitch has not raced since November 23 at Richmond where she received a 28-day suspension for marring.
A daughter of Fernando Bale and Dervil (a litter sister to Tara Raceway winner Colden Star), Renmore was cleared for racing last Sunday when clocking 23.49 seconds for the 400 metre journey at Tara Raceway in a stewards’ satisfactory trial.
Pinecutter Pete – a winner of five races at Tara Raceway for Cape Bridgewater trainer Scott Blacksell – should find the G-SIX Trackside Meats Stake (512 m), along with box one, more to his liking after recently running into Black Spring, Kolora Posie and Ben Nevis.
And Bushman’s Bro, after three consecutive third placings, looks well placed to break through for Mumbannar trainer Monty Wilson in the G-SIX Greg Martlew Autos Stake (400 m).
Meanwhile, local trainer Noel Perry’s Our Menace, a $26 blow-out maiden winner on Sunday, will go around tomorrow at considerably shorter odds after drawing box one in the G-SIX Metal Worx Stake (400 m).
By My Bro Fabio, the black dog is out of Sooky Suzie, a winner of eight races and from a litter that also includes Spud Regis, Pippa Shiraz and Big Black Mac.
Perry, along with wife Heather, purchased Our Menace as a four-month-old pup from Victorian breeder Mark Grima and reared him themselves by utilising the slipping track facility at Tara Raceway.
Later, kennel restrictions necessitated that Perry farm out the dog after breaking-in – all told three trainers ultimately having a go with him before, for unrelated reasons, moving him on.
Two weeks ago Our Menace was back in Mount Gambier where it all began close to two years ago and, as it turned out, likely to have made one of the Perry kennels his own after last Sunday – the trainer’s first winner since George Regis on January 6.