Outstanding chaser Damek continued on his awesome winning way last night by slicing a 0.6 of a second off his Tattersalls Park track record, when he blitzed his rivals in a heat of the Betfair Tasmania Gold Cup.
The Eileen Thomas prepared son of Big Daddy Cool is now unbeaten in ten attempts at Tattersalls Park and will proceed to next week’s Gold Cup Final as a raging hot favourite.
Last night Damek flew the lids and was quick to put paid to the opposition, eventually cruising to the line six lengths in advance of the Debbie Cannan prepared Regent Typhoon, creating a new track standard of 25.79 and returning the unbackable win dividend of $1.10.
The Laurie Hills prepared Mambo Jack filled third placing a further three lengths away.
Damek’s clash with the cream of Australia’s greyhounds in the Wrest Point Casino Hobart Thousand, which commences on December 9, will be worth travelling many kilometres to see.
The Anthony Bullock prepared Luke’s A Missile made it three wins in succession in his Betfair Gold Cup heat and may very well prove to be Damek’s main rival next week.
Owned by Burnie’s Allan Clark, the son of Path To Power has now won 17 of 36 lifetime starts and has returned to his form of old, following several indifferent performances thought to have been the result of an insect bite.
Luke’s A Missile recorded 26.04 in defeating Girrawarra Ali and Kialdu Grace, paying the good win dividend of $6.50.
Master Penguin trainer Butch Deverell was also seen in the winners circle last night when veteran peformer Eagle Eye recorded the time of 26.17 in defeating Kialdu Anna and Octane Assassin in his Gold Cup heat.
Whelped in March 2007, the son of Bond has been to the sports on 116 occasions, recording 36 wins and 50 placings while accumulating a purse of $86,115.
Meanwhile last night’s remaining Gold Cup heats were won by St Pierre, Regal Love and Fisherman.
The Debbie Cannan prepared St Pierre recorded 26.14 in defeating Keith’s Memory and Winklee Wonder by seven lengths at odds of $10.90.
The son of Surf Lorian has now won 12 of 47 lifetime starts and had not greeted the judge since winning at the Tote Racing Centre in August.
Now in the care of Gary Fahey at Brighton, New South Wales chaser Regal Love gave a bold front running display to score in the time of 26.39.
It was the son of Elite State’s tenth win in 26 attempts and he defeated Hellyeah Jacko and Bombtrack Moss as a heavily supported $2.90 favourite.
Fisherman, an occupant of the Sutcliffe kennel, recorded 26.29 in defeating Paua To React and Perfect Socks at odds of $2.20.
Whelped in January 2007, the son of Where’s Pedro has now won 26 of 74 lifetime starts while taking stakes of in excess of $40,000.