The Bridport kennel of Mick and Joanne Taylor and the Wynyard kennel of Scott Bryan will provide six of the eight runners to contest next Tuesday’s rich North West Animal Hospital Breeders Classic Final (452 metres) to be conducted at the Devonport Raceway.
The annual feature ranks as one of the best races on the NWGRC calendar and provides a purse of $5,000 to the winner and a $4,500 bonus to the breeder.
The Taylor complex will be represented by litter mates Bit Hot Sally, Bit Hot Finchy and Bit Hot Henry, members of Pure Octane bitch Blitzing Chloe’s first litter by Bit Chili.
The winner of six races, Blitzing Chloe commenced racing in Victoria, but was subsequently transferred to the Taylor kennel to continue her career in Tasmania.
“She was such a lovely bitch to have about the place that at the conclusion of her racing days we decided to purchase her and breed a litter,” Joanne Taylor explained.
To date six of the litter of nine have raced and four of those six have won a total of nine races between them.
“Unfortunately they tend to be slow beginners, which ultimately will go against them, but we are more than happy with their results so far and when three of them won last Tuesday at Devonport it was certainly an exciting day,” Joanne explained.
“Bit Hot Henry probably has more ability than his litter mates, but he has drawn the red box next Tuesday which unfortunately may not suit him.”
The Taylor’s currently have five greyhounds in work and last contested a Breeders Classic at Devonport some twenty years ago when King Tweed was placed for them.
Meanwhile Wynyard plasterer Scott Bryan will box Wynburn Joker, Wynburn Wizard and Wynburn Blaze on Tuesday, in what will be his initial attempt at the lucrative pickings.
“I bred them in partnership with Tom and Ben Englund and they are our first Tasbred litter in what will probably be an ongoing situation,” he explained.
By Collide from Hayleys Girl and therefore members of the same dynasty as the local champ Rewind, Wynburn Wizard and Wynburn Joker were particularly impressive in winning their semi – finals, with the latter recording the fastest time of the meeting, a sizzling 25.94 and the former only a hundredth of a second slower.
“I would have preferred Wynburn Wizard to have drawn inside on Tuesday, but in saying that I believe that my three runners will be very competitive,” Bryan declared.
The well related litter mates Daniel’s Bay and Sandy’s Pick, by Talks Cheap from Wooreddy, are the remaining runners to have made it through to Tuesday’s Breeders Classic Final, meaning that only three litters and four kennels make up the final field.
Both chasers are raced by the Bruny Island based Island Syndicate and have won theee races between them, Daniel’s Bay from Gary Fahey’s Mangalore kennel and Sandy’s Pick from the Loretta McShane complex.
NORTH WEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL BREEDERS CLASSIC FINAL (452 METRES)
- Bit Hot Henry (G. Taylor)
- Daniel’s Bay (G. Fahey)
- Bit Hot Finchy (G. Taylor)
- Bit Hot Sally (G. Taylor)
- Wynburn Blaze (S. Bryan)
- Sandy’s Pick (L. McShane)
- Wynburn Wizard (S. Bryan)
- Wynburn Joker (S. Bryan)
- Wild Fling (E.Medhurst) Em 1
- Shanlyn Vapour (G. Moate) Em 2