Couch Surfer triumphs in Cannington’s Christmas Gift final

wins the 2023 Listed over 715m to maintain an unbeaten run of eight wins over the track and distance.

In a week the of champion greyhound King Tommy would rather forget, they found comfort in the victory of Couch Surfer, in the 2023 Listed Christmas Gift final (715m) at Cannington on Saturday night, December 16.

Trained by the team of and Linda Britton, and owned by breeder , Couch Surfer continued to showcase his skills in the $20,000 feature race.

He left his kennelmate West On Nugget behind by 2.25 lengths at the finish, crossing the line 41.91 seconds.

This victory brought a bright spot during a dark week for connections.

Rising West Australian (WA) star King Tommy suffered a fractured hock the previous week at Cannington, but connections remain hopeful he might return to racing.

Trainer Linda Britton said King Tommy had undergone surgery, and early prospects appeared bright.

But on Saturday night, thoughts of King Tommy's future were put to the side when Couch Surfer was able to find the lead early and lead almost all the way as the -142.86 race favourite in the $20,000 to-the-winner race.

Kennelmate West On Nugget was valiant in second placing and made several attempts to catch Couch Surfer in the run.

2023 Listed Christmas Gift – Couch Surfer (41.91) T: Linda Britton

Couch Surfer wins the 2023 Listed WA Christmas Gift over 715m to maintain an unbeaten run of eight wins over the track and distance.

Couch Surfer adds the 2023 Christmas Gift title to his 2023 Listed Mandurah Middle Distance Challenge victory over 647m.

The son of Fernando Bale and Deluxe Model has now had 47 starts for 24 wins and 14 placings.

The 31kg black dog made the finals of the 2022 Group 3 , the 2023 Sandgroper, the 2023 at Sandown, and the 2023 Listed WA National Distance Championships state final.

Couch Surfer ran third in the 2023 Galaxy at Cannington, second in the 2023 Group 3 over 600m at Cannington, and second in the 2023 Group 3 Canning Show Cup final at the same track and distance.

At Cannington over 715m Couch Surfer has started 23 times for 23 times for 13 wins and and five placings.

He is undefeated in his past eight starts over the track and trip.

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