Fastest qualifier for Sunday’s ACTTAB Maiden final, Garland Tiger, offered some suprising value as punters went for I’m The Cure jumped from the red on Sunday.
Garland Tiger proving all to classy for the remainder of the field after stepping the best and leading all the way, knocking up a 25.86 victory for the Moruya trainer, Chris Hensler who breed the litter of Valentia Citrate x Floozy Suzy pups himself.
The Bank Manager 2-5 win heats producing some quality runs as both winners, Wannabe First and Just Ariek, knotched up 30.94 wins.
Brian McKivat trained Budapest taking up the lead through the pen in heat one, using his solid frame to forge a lead into the home turn.
Budapest only just losing out to the Lorraine Roy trained Wannabe First by ¾ length, Up To Scratch and Roughead coming in third and fourth to qualify for next week’s final.
Heat two going the way of Orangville owner trainers’ Keith and Vivian Jones, Just Ariek, the White and Black bitch claiming her first Canberra win over Plugger Banquet, Methane and Gobinda.
With a $1,000 up for grabs and service to Bank Manager the all important box draw will assist in determaining the pre race favourite.
Ian McFarlane’s Cardio Fantasy recorded best of the night over the 500 trip, after leading all the way in 30.76, the Premier Fantasy x Cardio Spark dog paying up to $9 with the totes.
After trying her luck in town, Roxy Eva returned to Canberra with a strong 25.75 win in the 440m non grade.
Sprint specialist Bomba Banquet leading earlier as anticipated, before being rounded up by Roxy Eva approaching the home turn.
Iigloo Osti made ground late, but the Big Daddy Cool x Evelyn Bale bitch for Lorraine Curtis, trained by Bruce Peck proved to good.
Showing some it’s ability late in the night, Denice Warren’s Chasin’ Crows, recorded best of the night 17.84 leading all the way in the sizzling run.
John Thorpe’s Sweet Rayah clocked her second career win in 25.81, in the nineth event over Berridale Belle and Jacob’s Banquet, while Lorraine Roy scored her second win of the night in the last with Dark Cavalier.
Tony Smith’s Liam’s Boy gave him a 100% strike rate for the evening when the fawn 36kg dog won race two ahead of Keith Morgan’s Fawn Morgo and Shady Gold Lara for Sheree Cameron.
Michael Lean’s Shonky’s Girl the other winner of the night, opening the card winning in 18.10 over Highland Abbey and Ella Fella Tella.
Canberra this week announced it will race Saturday 11th April with first race 7pm, so we hope you will join us for Easter or again soon for more racing action in the Nation’s Capital.