Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Fresh from success in last Sunday’s Metal Worx Iron Dog final (512 m) at Tara Raceway, the well-travelled Paraphernalia now looks a strong chance of making it back to Angle Park on Friday, October 12 as one of two Mount Gambier heat winners for the SA Country Cup (515 m).
The 125-start veteran, together with Colden Girl, represented the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club in last year’s Country Cup final at Angle Park, having no luck in running when finishing a 2¾ length fourth to Stick Figure.
Trained at Horsham by Jeff Guy, Paraphernalia – a finalist in this year’s Mount Gambier Cup – will go into Sunday’s second 512 metre heat ideally drawn in box one after having carved out a quick 29.99 seconds last Sunday.
The Tracie Price trained box seven runner Blazing Moment, also a finalist in this year’s Mount Gambier Cup when finishing a 1¾ length fourth to Xtreme Caution, has raced on only eight occasions since then but, after missing the start, ran a big race last Sunday to finish a 1½ length second to Theo’s Thunder.
Price won the 2013 SA Country Cup final at Gawler with Moorak Hope while Nicole Stanley, who has Big Lebowski jumping from box two in the second heat on Sunday, was successful in 2016 at Strathalbyn with Berry Bling.
Portland trainer Brian Weis has Theo’s Thunder engaged in box eight in the first heat which will also see the return of Robert Halliday’s 17-race winner Hutch who has been off the scene since early June with a toe injury.