STAR Recall has finally broken through for a deserved win at the highest level, claiming tonight’s Group One Sale Cup in terrific fashion.
Beginning brilliantly from box four, the daughter of High Earner and No Recall went straight to the lead and was never headed, holding off a late surge from Star Recall to score in 37.15 over the 650 metre trip.
The race favourite was Sweet It Is which gained a start following the scratching of Zipping Spike from box three. Darren McDonald’s champion bitch began fairly but dropped back to the tail of the field in the early stages, as per usual, and was unable to reel in the leader, finishing third.
Trained by Jeff Britton, Star Recall has been in terrific form since stepping up from the sprints, winning four of her five appearances over the middle distance.
Her victory in the Sale Cup brought her career record to 44 starts for 25 wins and 11 minor placings while she has now earned over $256,000 for connections.
The bonny black speedster has been a superb greyhound for owner Kevin Dover, having been previously placed twice at Group One level.
The former WA star ran third in the 2014 Perth Cup, while she ran second to Chica Destacada in the National Sprint Championship in August while trained by Jeff’s sister Linda.
In addition to this, Star Recall has also made the finals of both the Group One Melbourne Cup and the Group Three Mandurah Cup.
It is unsure where she will be aimed at next.