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Veteran chaser has the right genetics
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Altona Green trainer Malcolm Davis seems to be making a habit of winning races at Tara Raceway with bitches that have produced a litter or two.
A couple of weeks ago he was successful with White Spyro which in January had whelped to Magic Sprite while last Sunday Hot Genetics led all the way to win the 400 metre Gambier Vets Masters Stake for older greyhounds.
By Bit Chili out of Cool Genetics, Hot Genetics will turn five next month and was back in the winner’s circle after having whelped a second litter in March.
The black bitch had won seven races on Queensland and NSW tracks but had been serving a 90-day suspension for marring when Davis picked her up at the end of 2014.
“I was hopeful of improving her racing manners,” Davis said. “But before I could get her back on the track she came on season and after mating her with Talk’s Cheap she whelped in April 2015.”
Hot Genetics was back on the track in September and in January this year won her first race for Davis when successful at Traralgon.
But another season soon after once again put her racing career on hold with Davis this time opting to mate her with Vee Man Vane.
Hot Genetics resumed racing again in July with Sunday’s win coming at her fourth run back and took her record to nine wins and 24 minor placings from 79 starts.
RECOGNITION FOR SPONSOR
Congratulations to Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club sponsor and greyhound owner Chris Klaassens who was recently recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow at the Rotary Club of Mount Gambier West’s changeover dinner.
Paul Harris Fellows are recognised to express appreciation for contributions to the humanitarian and educational programmes of the Rotary Foundation with Klaassens recognised for his work on various club projects.
WIN FOR ‘POOR RELATION’
With two wins from 53 starts going into last Sunday’s winningformula.net.au Stake (512 m) it’s probably not unkind to suggest that Ticked Off has been living in the shadows of his litter brothers Cryer’s Fred, Cryer’s Ricky and Cryer’s Jack.
But the son of Spring Gun and Cryer’s Midget came out of the shadows for Glencoe owner-trainer Dean Fennell when leading all the way from box two to defeat kennelmate Ari in 30.64 seconds.
The win was his first over 512 metres in 30 starts with Fennell seemingly not all that perturbed over Ticked Off’s ordinary strike rate.
“Look, I know that was his first win in 15 months but really he’s just a pet so any win that comes along is a real bonus.”
And two nights later, Cryer’s Fred kept the flag flying for the litter, and Tom and Margaret Cryer, when bringing up his fourth win this year at Horsham.
Edenhope trainer Cap Abbott celebrated his 73rd birthday last Sunday with Mo Town Roy leading all the way to win the Williams Crane Hire Stake (512 m) in a smart 30.15 seconds.
Abbott is now considering the upcoming Berringa Park Iron Dog series which kicks off on Sunday, August 28.
He won the three-distance series a couple of years ago with his former smart bitch Manila Express.