The 2009 AAA Radiator Specialists Christmas Gift at Wentworth Park last Saturday was won in a breeze by odds on favourite (1/2) Take The Kitty trained by one of the State’s most experienced and respected trainers Ken Cheetham from Lochinvar in the Hunter Valley.
Cheetham watched from the grandstand for a change and let his great friend and helper Garry Allerton put the dog into the one box, from which it exploded to a clear lead when the lids rose.
After that it was a procession. Clark No Ee ran second for Stephen Lambley and Jedd Lion trained by Ray Webster was third. The time was good – 29.99 and the margins were 4 ¼ x ½.
The race was Group 3, $15,000 to the winner – Cheetham has contested bigger races but this one gave him a special thrill and he showed great joy and emotion after winning.
The winner is owned by a syndicate on ten from the Maitland City Bowling Club including Wayne Lambourne who is one of the State’s leading lawn bowlers, now also enjoying the successes Take The Kitty is delivering to the owners.
** We apologise for lack of photo’s from this feature race but the NSW GBOTA have an exclusive contract with their course photographer, that prohibits Australian Racing Greyhound from being able to provide you the coverage you deserve, and selectively makes course photography available to print media, the GBOTA and AGRA.