Impressive young chaser Bearville Phil ( Give Me Five – Von’s Angel) gave his rivals a galloping lesson in the Furniture City Gift Final (452 metres) conducted at the Devonport Raceway on Tuesday afternoon.
Prepared by Leith mentor Gary Johnson, he was sent out a well supported $2.40 commodity and had five lengths to spare at the conclusion of the feature, recording a slick 25.43.
Bearville Phil has now won three of his only four outings and is shaping up as an outstanding prospect.
“It is not often a pup runs that time on the Devonport Raceway circuit – he is very promising,” Johnson declared.
“He will now contest the Breeders Classic Series to be conducted by the LGRC at the Tote Racing Centre and I expect him to give a good account of himself.”
The chaser is raced by Railton’s Gerard “Bear” Alford, a trainer in his own right, who has also enjoyed success in recent weeks with litter brother Bearville Boy, which recorded a sizzling 25.35 in winning at the Devonport Raceway on February 14 from the Bishopsbourne kennel of David Crosswell.
Raced by prominent trainer Debbie Cannan, he took out the homehillwines.com.au Grade 5 event (461 metres) conducted at the venue on Monday night and recorded a sizzling 26.28 in doing so.
Two veterans of the sport were successful at the well attended meeting, a combined greyhound – harness racing affair conducted by the HGRC and the TPC.
Launceston’s Doug Cassidy was seen in the winners circle with the well performed bitch Paper Trail ( Bombastic Shiraz – Smart And Sassy), the winner of three of her four most recent runs.
Paying a dividend of $2.80, she prevailed in the Barry Heawood Grade 5 event (461 metres) running the time of 26.79, as opposed to a best of the night time of 26.13.
Doug prepares a small team from kennels in the northern suburb of Newnham and enjoys more than his fair share of success.
Magra trainer Leon Brazendale won the first two races on the greyhound card, continuing his recent run of good luck.
His first winner Shining Lomar (Give Me Five – True Shine), returned a dividend of $9.10 and in doing so atoned for her recent second placing behind the rank outsider Greysynd Merry ( Path To Power – Wikiwiki), which returned a staggering win dividend of $69 at Tattersalls Park the previous week.
Brazendale was then seen in the winners circle with the well supported Dermie (Meticulous – Aurora Rose), which was a firmer into $3.70 before recording the time of 26.75 in winning the Homehill Winery Juvenile (461 metres).