Cindy Keeping claims 2024 Listed Chief Havoc Cup in Gunnedah

Cindy Keeping
Cindy Keeping and at the 2024 Listed presentation.

Cindy Keeping, under the guidance of trainer Charmaine Roberts, secured her biggest to date win in the 2024 Listed Chief Havoc Cup in on Sunday night, June 9.

The Listed final win at Gunnedah, her first at black-type level, has given trainer Charmaine Roberts and the confidence to target further glory in the 2024 with the young bitch.

The daughter of Mogambo and , who only turned two years of age in May 2024, was comfortably the fastest qualifier for Gunnedah's premier greyhound race on their calendar, winning her heat in 29.77 seconds.

The 29kg red fawn bitch had to contend with box eight in the final, but that did not deter greyhound punters who sent Cindy Keeping to the boxes as the +150 race favourite at greyhound betting sites.

In the $40,000 to-the-winner final, despite an early squeeze from box six, Cindy Keeping was able to get in to a handy fourth placing in the back Gunnedah straight, before easily claiming and Frank Bear, who had been third and second in the run respectively.

Coming to the home corner Miss Zig Zag, who was attempting to lead all the way from box one, was battling away in front, but it was apparent that Cindy Keeping had all the in the run to the line.

With 20 metres to go Cindy Keeping swept past Miss Zig Zag and went on to win by 1.00 lengths in 29.99 from a valiant Miss Zig Zag.

Franky Bear finished a further 5.0 lengths away in third.

2024 Chief Havoc Cup – Cindy Keeping (29.99) T: Charmaine Roberts

Race favourite Cindy Keeping overcame an awkward draw and some early interference to impressively win the 2024 Listed Chief Havoc Cup at Gunnedah.

Post race, breeder, owner and trainer Charmaine Roberts was full of praise for the youg daughter of Mogambo.

“She went great. It was hard work, but she got there.

“It's fantastic, absolutely fantastic,” Roberts said.

With the Chief Havoc Cup win, Cindy Keeping took her career record to 10 wins and 12 placings from 27 starts.

The $40,000 Chief Havoc Cup first prize took her career earning to $82,845.

Cindy Keeping, is sire by Mogambo out of co-trainer Shayne Stiffs 2019 finalist, Caitlyn Keeping, who won 26 races and $119,530 in prizemoney herself.

Cindy Keeping will now head to the 2024 Queensland Winter Carnival to test herself against better opposition in the Brisbane Cup Preludes.

“I think she's going go to Brisbane now.

“There's some preludes up there and she's going good enough so she should go up there,” Roberts said.

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