Zelemar Fever has returned to the winner’s circle in the WA National Sprint Championship Final on Saturday night over Cannington’s 530 metre distance. Trainer Linda Britton produced a quinella in the final with Star Recall running home strongly to also clasp a spot in next weeks National Sprint.
Zelemar Fever jumped from her favourite box one straight onto the rails, with Jump The Queue as expected leading the field from box eight until the 600 metre boxes. Favourite On Coin jumped midfield from box five and was only able to catch the tail ends of leaders Jump The Queue, Star Recall (box three) and Zelemar Fever.
Temlee winner Zelemar Fever was able to show the class she has been hiding by extending her winning margin to just over two lengths in a best of the night time of 30.40, paying $3.70. On Coin was defeated by box five, finishing in fifth place.
From 12 starts out of box one the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz – Noaki Pace has won on eight occasions and placed in three others.
As the wildcard for the National Sprint, Zelemar Fever was guaranteed a rug in next weeks $75,000 to the winner final. Next in line for the wildcard spot was the Christine Proctor trained Bessy Boo (NSW) who made the trip over to the west in hope that Zelemer Fever would make it through to the Nationals either running first or second and Christine Proctor was one of many cheering Zelemer Fever onto victory. In Bessy Boo’s exhibition trial on the night, he stopped the clock at 30.52. Victorian Crackerjak Dak went a slick 30.35 after flying out of the boxes and South Australian Wild Soul went 30.69 for trainer Kim Johnstone.
With the last spots filled for the National Sprint Final the box draw is as follows:
1 Dominator Girl (TAS) Paul Hil
2 Chica Destacada (NSW) Doreen Drynan
3 Flash Reality (QLD) Tony Brett
4 Zelemar Fever (WA) Linda Britton
5 Crackerjak Dak (VIC) Andrea Daily
6 Star Recall (WA) Linda Britton
7 Bessy Boo (NSW) Christine Proctor
8 Wild Soul (SA) Kim Johnstone
9 Jump The Queue (WA) Peter Hepple
10 Luba Monelli (WA) David Hobby