Wednesday, May 8, 2019
A new syndicate name of Cheap Buy for Glen Burns, Scott Brandon and Danny Fraser couldn’t be more appropriate for the owners of Dyna Quota who will line up in tomorrow night’s Bay Road Queen Stayers Cup final (731 metres) at Angle Park as one of the popular picks.
This is the greyhound, following an indiscretion at Cranbourne last November, which was picked up by the trio for something like $300 apiece and has since gone on to win in the vicinity of a further $25,000.
This is also the greyhound that had Portland trainer Nicole Stanley wondering what she had let herself in for when a week later she walked into the Horsham kennel house only to be greeted by an unholy racket coming from one of the trial kennels.
“After the boys purchased Dyna Quota, she was brought to the Horsham track for me to pick up, the kennel house steward saying as I walked in, ‘I think that noisy one over there is yours.’
“And I have to say, she was a real problem early in the piece. She was getting very excited at the track and wouldn’t keep a barking muzzle on.
“Now, when in the kennel house on a race day, she requires two muzzles, one to ensure the barking muzzle stays on.
“Also, I believe the wearing of a Hidez animal compression suit while travelling to the track and during race day kennelling is helping her to remain calm,” she said.
But for all the effort required to keep Dyna Quota relaxed on a race day, Stanley said the daughter of Dyna Double One and Jayney Bale was now good at home.
Stanley said she always believed Dyna Quota would run 600 metres, her opinion confirmed when the black bitch recorded a strong 650 metre win at Warrnambool in February.
“It was never my intention to run her over the distance, that being something that really came about by accident. In early March I had her in the Country City Staying Series over 660 metres at Bendigo where she ran third.
“That placing was good enough to get her into the 725 metre final at The Meadows. And after running a five length fifth at her first effort over the distance I thought she might be worth persevering with over more ground,” she said.
Stanley then opted to tackle the 731 metre staying races at Angle Park on a Thursday night. A good move as it turned out with Dyna Quota having now raced at the Adelaide city track on four occasions for four wins – including the SA Distance Championship.
If everything goes to plan tomorrow night, Dyna Quota will be off to Sandown Park on Thursday, May 16 for the $8000-to-the-winner heats of the Sandown Cup (715 m).
The final, which carries $175,000 to the winner, will be run on Friday, May 24, Stanley conceding that they face a massive task.
“But with that sort of money up for grabs sometimes you’ve just got to have a go.”
And what about the Cheap Buy boys? Well, if they can pull this one off then the syndicate will be well named.