Persistent rain last week in NSW forced the cancellation of both the Gosford and Maitland meetings and delayed the reappearance of new Maitland track record holder, Dazzler.
On April 10th 2008 Dazzler stepped out in a lowly maiden race at his first start. 22.36 seconds later he had not only won his maiden race on debut, he was the new Maitland track record holder.
After beginning cleanly from box four, Dazzler was able to outpace Worthy Collision and Whizzer Watson early on and then bolt away to score a crushing eight length victory.
His time of 22.36 shaved .10 or 1 1/2 lengths from the previous record held by Jomato Pedro, set back in August 2005.
Dazzler is sired by former ireland track star, late Late Show; and is out of owner-breeder-trainer Helen Ivers’ own bitch Tokay Tears which, in her own right, was more than handy and won 14 races including a solid 30.05 at Sandown.