Brilliant bitch She’s All Class recorded a sizzling 29.72 in winning her Breeders Classic Semi-Final (515 metres) at Monday night’s LGRC meeting.
The David Crosswell prepared speedster defeated the Ricky Ponting owned Rumbling Rick by four lengths and returned the very good win dividend of $12.
By Dyna Lachlan from the wonderful producer It’s A She, She’s All Class was resuming from an injury enforced spell and has now won five of her eight starts while accumulating a purse of in excess of $8,000.
The first of Monday night’s semi-finals was won by the Rodney Walker prepared Bell Oh Moss, which led them a merry dance from the red box at odds of $6.80.
The Kiowa Sweet Trey – Marananga Moss bitch defeated Quick Advance by three lengths and was responsible for a slick 4.96 opening split.
Teddy Tom Boy, one of the highly successful Aston Galilee – Patsy Anne litter, took out the second semi-final from the Maurie Strickland kennel.
Also racing from the red box, he recorded a time of 30.24 in defeating Bain’s Lane by three lengths and returned a win dividend of $5.
The remaining semi-final was won by the classy bitch Roxy Rhythm, which recorded a time of 29.88 in defeating Willy Wag Tail from the pink box.
One of two of the High Earner – Stylish Moon litter to qualify for next week’s rich finale, she returned a win dividend of $3.10 and has now won five of 13 lifetime outings and stakes of in excess of $8,000.
Veteran Hobart mentor Mark Sutcliffe provided the surprise of the LGRC meeting when he took out the Mitsubishi Autumn Distance Medley Series Final (720 metres) with Surf Osti.
By Surf Lorian from Maria’s Conquest, he prevailed in a close finish by defeating Greysynd Merry and Paper Trail at odds of $23.00.
Sutcliffe, best known as the trainer of the former Launceston Cup winner Fisherman, has now won six of 43 outings with Surf Osti, whose future may very well be in distance events.
Showing his customary early brilliance, the old fellow led throughout to take out the Furniture City Invitation (452 metres) in the time of 25.57.
Diminutive bitch Tiny Tilly, by Head Bound from It’s A She, showed great courage to challenge Rewind for the entire race and at the wire was still trying her heart out in second place.
LAUNCESTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL BREEDERS CLASSIC FINAL (515 metres)
TOTE RACING CENTRE MONDAY NIGHT MARCH 25
1. Willy Wag Tail (trainer Peter Dalton)
2. Teddy Tom Boy (Maurice Strickland)
3. Bain’s Lane (Richard Post)
4. She’s All Class (David Crosswell)
5. Quick Advance (Robert Grubb)
6. Rumbling Rick (Dale Hammersley)
7. Bell Oh Moss (Rodney Walker)
8. Roxy Rhythm (Robert Grubb)
9. Pipstar (Robin Grubb) 1st Emergency
10. Hindsight (Mick Stringer) 2nd Emergency