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Trainer wraps up big week with Tara treble

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tony Hinrichsen’s treble with San Tan Sam, Filthy Phantom and Focused Fury at Friday’s Tara Raceway time-graded meeting wrapped up a successful week on the track for the Monarto South trainer.

President of the Southern Greyhound Raceway at Strathalbyn, Hinrichsen’s winning run commenced last Sunday at Gawler after the recently-acquired San Tan Sam came from last early to score a big win over 531 metres.

Barry Shepheard (left) with Filthy Phantom, Gary Gamble (Focused Fury) and Tony Hinrichsen (San Tan Sam) after his treble at Tara Raceway on Friday.

And Breemelia Swift’s all the way boilover win at $31 in a heat of the Howard Ashton Classic at Angle Park on Wednesday afternoon took him a step closer to lining up with a finalist in Thursday week’s $37,500 feature for SA-bred greyhounds.

San Tan Sam, who had created a fair sort of impression with a smart 29.92 seconds win over 512 metres a month ago at the local track, returned on Friday to take on the Mixed Stake (600 m).

The son of Collision and San Tan Maid – a daughter of the US-bred San Tan Scruffy – had previously raced on only one occasion over the middle-distance, unplaced at Angle Park last October, but he once again impressed at Tara Raceway with an all the way 10 length win in a smart 35.20 seconds.

Filthy Phantom, by Lochinvar Marlow x Ruby Swift and a litter brother to Breemelia Swift, had to work hard in the Rock’s Retreat Stake (512 m) after Crickey Creeky opened up a handy lead and still led the field into the home straight.

A winner last month on the grass at Port Augusta, Filthy Phantom dug deep in the concluding stages of the race to eventually defeat the early leader by three-quarters of a length in 30.47 seconds.

And Focused Fury – by Lochinvar Marlow out of Fighting Fury, a finalist in the 2011 Mount Gambier Cup won by Banger Harvey – led all the way in the JB Irrigation Stake (400 m), giving Hinrichsen his third treble after previous bags of three winners at Port Augusta and Strathalbyn.

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