AGRA’s Run of the Month for November 2011 has been awarded to Gawler Cup winner the much travelled South Australian Kalden Mayhem.
The blue dog staged a last to first victory in the final of the Group 3 Gawler Cup on November 12.
A noted poor beginner throughout his career he once again begun poorly from box four and was back last at the post the first time. He hardly improved his position in running and had got past one runner Rawson Reason half down the back straight.
However railing up the blue all distance performer started to make a move and approaching the home turn made up considerable ground swinging to the outside he begun to close on the leaders. As the front runners turned for home kennel mate Kalden Aurora who was running about fourth on the fence fell heavily sliding across the middle of the track amazingly missing all other runners and in particularly Kalden Mayhem if only by a tiny margin. The favourite Aston Thomas took the lead but a powerful finishing burst by his kennel mate Kalden Mayhem saw him get up to win the prize in an outstanding effort.
The Big Daddy Cool chaser commenced racing in West Australian for his breeder Dan Biddle in the middle of 2010. He had a number of wins at Cannington over the sprint distance including back to back best of night performances in 30.18 and 30.17. He also won at Northam in 29.47 and Mandurah in 27.30. Moving to SA in December 2010 he has enjoyed an increase in distance to 600’s and staying courses. Winning plenty of races he was South Australian State Rep for the National Distance Championship at Albion Park in August. Kalden Mayhem finished a creditable third in the final behind Dashing Corsair.
Kalden Mayhem is a Blue Dog whelped October 2008 by Big Daddy Cool from Abbadale Gold (Token Prince x Sprinkle Of Gold) he is raced by CS & JT Murray & breeder Dan Biddle and trained by Troy Murray at Lewiston in South Australia. He has raced 61 times for 28 wins and 16 placings with his overall stake earnings standing at $101,350.
As usual there were some outstanding runs recorded in November but Kalden Mayhem got the verdict after his mighty performance to win the Gawler Cup from a seemingly hopeless position early.
AGRA congratulates owner the Murray’s & Dan Biddle, trainer Troy Murray and Kalden Mayhem on being judged the AGRA Run of the Month for November 2011. He joins the previous winners for 2011. Buck Fever, Bekim Bale, Miata, Punk Warrior, He Knows Uno (2), Symmetry, Enry Walt, Bobby Boucheau and Queenslander Bogie King.