Thursday, November 16, 2017
Peter Fulton, a 24-year-old trainer from Ecklin South, will be chasing his first feature win at Tara Raceway when Noosa Parade lines up from box eight in Sunday’s Newman McDonnell Memorial final (512 m).
Noosa Parade, who hadn’t raced at Tara Raceway until late September, has now had five starts at the track for three wins and two seconds and looked impressive when running a best of day 29.94 seconds from box one in his heat win last week.
And the son of Collision x Miss Black Fern shouldn’t be too disadvantaged when switching to the other side of the track for the final after displaying plenty of early pace from box eight to defeat Lone Star at Tara Raceway last month.
From a time point of view, Lektra Stomp wasn’t far behind Noosa Parade when comfortably winning his heat in 29.95 seconds from box one – and he’ll jump from the same box in the final, much to the delight of Team Lenehan.
Part of a litter treble last Sunday, the white and black dog is a son of Walk Hard and Lektra Angie, herself a 29.93 seconds maiden winner at Tara Raceway on November 4, 2012, the same day Camo’s Lucky won the McDonnell Memorial.
Signal Peak, second to Lektra Stomp in his heat, is well drawn in box two and should give Merbein South owner-trainer Jamie Quinlivian a great sight after having now seen the track.
The son of Cape Hawke x Rustic Reeta will line up in the $2175 final after racing in an Open Stake (515 m) at Angle Park tonight.