Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Scot’s Dunker turned her Tara Raceway form around for Lake Bolac greyhound trainer Kevin Breen at last Sunday’s meeting when scoring an impressive win in the Williams Crane Hire Stake.
The black bitch, who had been unplaced at her only three starts at the local track last year, was away quickly from box one in the Open 400 metre event and was never headed after initially holding out hot favourite Slipper’s Chance.
Scot’s Dunker, a winner in late November over 425 metres at Bendigo from the same box, skipped around Tara Raceway in a slick 23.33 seconds when defeating Gentle Moment by 2¾ lengths.
The win was Breen’s first at the local track since Financial Bonus defeated Evening In Paris in December 2015.
By Adelaide Cup winner Kilty Lad out of the unraced Taz’s Girl, Scot’s Dunker boasts beautiful breeding with her dam being by Jones Junior x Glamorous.
Glamorous, who is by Spiral Nikita x Leprechaun Yap, is also the dam of successful sire Magic Sprite.
Scot’s Dunker is raced by the Mark Valentine-managed 16-member One Spot Syndicate, all of whom are involved in a variety of positions at the Ballarat Minerdome basketball sports stadium.
Breen said it had been only by pure chance that last Sunday’s winner had found her way into his kennels.
“Prior to her racing, her previous trainer had been involved in a non-life threatening accident but was unable to continue with her.
“She’s certainly been a handy pick-up and given the One Spot team plenty of fun with six wins last year at Ballarat, Geelong and Bendigo after success on debut at Warrnambool in February.”