A feature of Monday night’s LGRC meeting conducted at the Tote Racing Centre was the dominance of members of the highly successful Aston Galilee – Patsy Anne litter which provided three winners on a ten event card.
Hindsight, Yappin’ Jack and Teddy Tom Boy all greeted the judge in their respective events to continue the great run of success being experienced by Westbury owners Bill and Anne Witherden.
Hindsight and Yappin Jack’ are both occupants of Mick Stringers Mangalore kennel, whereas Teddy Tom Boy is prepared by veteran Bracknell mentor Maurie Strickland.
Of the three, Yappin’ Jack was probably the most impressive, scoring by 11 lengths in a best of the night time of 29.72 and paying a dividend of $1.30.
All three will progress to heats of the time honoured Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic to be run at next Monday night’s LGRC meeting.
The first two runners home in each of the four heats will then contest the rich final to be conducted the following Monday night.
Named in honour of one of Tasmania’s greatest administrators, the Shaw Contracting Illingworth Classic is a regular feature on the LGRC calendar and carries stake money of $20,760 ($14,000 to the winner).
Heat 1 brings together the outstanding chasers Sing The Song, Rumbling Rick, Yappin’ Jack and recent Breeders Classic victor Bell Oh Moss.
Heat 2 will see the clash of Willie Wag Tail, Hindsight, Pipstar and Quick Advance, the latter pair being members of the outstanding High Earner – Stylish Moon litter.
Another two members of that litter, in Kiss Me Elvis and Roxy Rhythm will clash with Teddy Tom Boy and Tic Tac Thomas in Heat 3.
Heat 4, which is probably the weaker of the four, brings together the likes of Stylish Abbey, Jack O’Riley, Technology. Got Beer Goggles and Gracie.
Meanwhile smart bitch Lily Rocket continued on her winning way at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway, the daughter of Brett Lee now having won four from four with the promise of more victories in the future.
An occupant of Rod Ransley’s Brighton kennel, she blitzed her rivals at her initial run at the venue from the red box at odds of $1.20.
The astute Ransley predicts a bright future for the bitch, but wishes that her litter sister Lady Eve possessed the same desire to win.
“Put them two out Lady Eve will win every time, but she unfortunately does not have the right attitude at this stage of her career,” he explained.
Ransley returned to the industry after a spell in suburbia a couple of years ago and was instantly successful with the smart chaser Rubicon George.
Over the years he has prepared outstanding chasers of the calibre of Level County, Regent Action and more recently Apparently So and is a welcome addition once again to the ranks of Tasmanian trainers, despite now only applying the polish to a small team.