Galilee Spirit Claims 2014 SA Sprint Championship

Lewiston trainer Robert Isaacson already has an SA Sprint Championship on his resume courtesy of Scull Murphy in 2007. On Thursday night at Angle Park he added another to the list as Galilee Spirit (3) crossed the finishing line first.

At box rise, Galilee Spirit showed his customary box speed to take the lead early ahead of Black Bottle (4) and Dustnado (8). From there, he was never headed as he recorded a one length win in 29.70. The Aston Galilee and Southpaw Chic (Where’s Pedro – Jayarri) dog has always demonstrated that he is reliable once he is on the bunny so it was always going to be a challenge for those dogs trying to run him down. Dustnado tried his hardest but could only manage third while Wild Soul (1), who was again just steady away, finished strongly to capture second.

The Listed feature adds $15,000 to Galilee Spirit’s prizemoney and the victory was career win number 29 for the 30kg dark brindle chaser.

Full Results

1st: Galilee Spirit (3) – Robert Isaacson
2nd: Wild Soul (1) – Kim Johnstone
3rd: Dustnado (8) – Steve Hoffman
4th: As It Goes (5) – Oswald Chegia
5th: Genghis Kahn (7) – Kathleen Johnstone
6th: Black Bottle (4) – Kathleen Johnstone
7th: Kalden Gambino (6) – Troy Murray
8th: Kalden Kapone (2) – Troy Murray

Time: 29.70
1st Split: 4.37
2nd Split: 16.75
Margins: 1 x 1
Scratchings: Farmeroo (9) Winbrook (10)

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