In fine sunny conditions, coursing got underway with an 8 race program. Shaun Matcott and his able helpers scooped the pool, leading in a total of 5 winners – Dyna Rose, Seven Hundred, Bambi Bale, Belle Bale and Kid Rockdale. Peter Hurley opened his season with a double supplied by Emerley Theme and Slipper’s Tonic.
Many Hotchins came coursing and went home with a winner in Arvo’s Africano. Fastest time of the day was provided by Belle Bale when running 15.19 in her second course. With the season just about at the half way mark, Shaun Matcott has an almost unassailable lead with 59 points on the Leading Trainer table.
Slipper’s Luck leads the charge on 8 points with Crime Fighter and Slipper’s Tonic level pegging with 6 points each. 39 Trainers have been able to raise flags to date with a total of 100 dogs also raising at least 1 flag. Remember, coursing form provides an incentive for your dogs on the circle with over 70% either winner or placing at their next start on the circle.
Our next feature date is scheduled for 17 July when we will be running the 2011 Rising Star Stakes – a classic aged event for dogs and bitches whelped on or after 1 July 2009 and the 2011 Patrons Cup – an open event for the best 16 dogs nominated. Prizemoney details will appear in Kennel Capers. Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday 3 July with normal graded events – remember, nominations close with GRSA at 9.00 am Wednesday 29 June.
RACE 1 : KENNARD’S HIRE MAIDEN STAKE
Brendan Wheeler’s DYNA ROSE (BE B, Jul ’07; Droopy’s Maldini/Hanicka Bale) defeated Paul Wheelers’ ANAHITA BALE (BK B, Jan ’09; Over Flo/Horizon Bale) by 1.5 lengths in 15.29. Winner trained by Shaun Matcott.
RACE 2 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VETERINARY SURGERY MAIDEN STAKE
Barry Donnellan’s SEVEN HUNDRED (BK B, May ’08; Collision/You Can Too) defeated Elly Matcott’s ZALI’S GIRL (BK B, Oct ’08; Where’s Pedro/Zali Bale) by 1 length in 15.66. Winner trained by Shaun Matcott.
RACE 3 : EMERLEY PARK MAIDEN STAKE
The Arvo’s Syndicate’s ARVO’S AFRICANO (BK D, Mar ’09; Path to Power/Arvo’s Carisma) defeated Paul Wheeler’s ABLETT BALE (BK D, Jun ’08) by 3 lengths in 15.28. Winner trained by Mandy Hotchins.
RACE 4 : GOTBA MAIDEN STAKE
Paul Wheeler’s BAMBI BALE (WF B, Aug ’08; Where’s Pedro/Talia Bale) defeated the Arvo’s Syndicates ARVO’S JEMMA (BK B, Mar
07; Arvo’s Junior/Arvo’s Delilah) by 6 lengths in 15.35. Winner trained by Shaun Matcott.
RACE 5 : KENNARD’S HIRE NOVICE STAKE
Paul Wheeler’s BELLE BALE (WBD B, Jun ’08; Tim’s Crow/Iris Bale) defeated Neil Mann’s MR DEFIANT (BKW D, Feb ’09; Rivergum Slayer/Regional Royale) by 1 length in 15.28. Winner trained by Shaun Matcott.
RACE 6 : EMERLEY PARK JUVENILE STAKE
Peter Hurley’s EMERLEY THEME (BK D, Sep ’09; Flying Penske/Villify) defeated Brendan Gottschutzke’s PAY FOR VEGAS (DKBD B, Jan ’10; Give Me Five/Rosemount Lodge) by 4 lengths in 15.51. Winner trained by Peter Hurley.
RACE 7 : ADELAIDE PLAINS VETERINARY SURGERY JUVENILE STAKE
Keith Dawson’s KID ROCKDALE (BK D, Sep ’09; Where’s Pedro/Cash Up) defeated Neil Mann’s SPOTTED KASPAR (WBK D, Oct ’09; Emerley Carlos/Strathisla Lass) by 3 lengths in 15.28. Winner trained by Shaun Matcott.
RACE 8 : GOTBA VETERANS STAKE
Barry Jones’ SLIPPER’S TONIC (BK B, Feb ’07; Bond/Slipper’s Gin) had a bye with the late scratching of Clinton Alleway’s EVICTION NOTICE (BK B, Feb ’07; Bond/Red Printer) in 15.24. Winner trained by Peter Hurley.