Recording his first ever box eight win, Blue Lorian finished strong on a wet track to claim a 1 ½ length victory over South Australian stayer Kalden Mayhem.
Trainer Peter Whye pleased with the greyhound’s win which follows on from his track record triumph at Richmond (717m) last Saturday (April 9).
“He loves to be in front, and he is responding well to what we have changed in the last few weeks which resulted in the Richmond record,” Whye said.
Blue Lorian drawing box one in the final, along side heat runner-up Kalden Mayhem.
“I wouldn’t have minded box four, but I am happy with box one and given his confidence levels at the moment I think he will improve next week.”
The son of champion Brett Lee putting together a copy book run to sit on the rails before picking off early leaders Loud Mouse and Pacific Jewel, running away to win by 6 ¾ lengths.
Having drawn box six in the final Slick Lee is well position to be able to reproduce his March Group Two win.
“I am happy with the six, with the early speed on the inside hopefully he can come out and get the sit on the fence,” trainer Keith Pedrana said.
“I like him to come out mid field, and they won’t want him to be sitting on the back of them because I am confident he can run any of them down.
“I would be wrapped to have two Group Two wins in two months, it would be a great achievement and the greyhound really deserves it,” Pedrana said.
The box draw for the 2011 Group Two Globe Memorial Easter Chase Final held Saturay April 23 at Wentworth Park follows:
2011 Globe Memorial Easter Chase Final
1. Blue Lorian Peter Whye
2. Kalden Mayhem Troy Murray
3. Hot Spur John Thompson
4. Loud Mouse Jason Magri
5. Eschelon Craig Treherne
6. Slick Lee Keith Pedrana
7. Dash Of Shiraz John Thompson
8. Pacific Jewel Geoff Curtale
9. Altario Garry Erwin
10. Rapid Charm Tracey Mullin