The Gary Fahey prepared Daniel’s Bay (Talk’s Cheap – Wooreddy) was responsible for a brilliant display of front running when he blitzed his rivals in the rich North West Animal Hospital Breeders Classic Final (452 metres) conducted at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting at the Devonport Raceway.
Favoured by an inside draw, The Island Syndicate owned chaser blew his rivals away, winning by better than 10 lengths and in doing so recorded a very slick of 25.42, on a day not conducive to fast times.
Bridport owner – trainers Joanne and Mick Taylor filled the placings with litter mates Bit Hot Finchy and Bit Hot Henry, which despite being well beaten were gallant in defeat.
Daniel’s Bay ran second, beaten by nine lengths in his heat of the Breeders Classic Final by Capable Conflict and then qualified for Tuesday’s finale by also running second in his semi – final, beaten four lengths by Wynburn Joker.
“He was beaten in his heat and semi, but when the draw was announced I knew he was in with a big show,” Island Syndicate manager Barry Heawood explained.
“He needed to be able to use his woosh, which he had been unable to do. He needed to jump clear and open up a gap on his rivals, which he did.”
A prolific breeder, Heawood thanked the sponsors of the race and in particular his trainer at the presentation ceremony, which was conducted by race caller Shane Yates in conjunction with NWGRC chairman Leigh Alexander.
Sandy’s Pick, a litter mate to the winner, looked like running into a placing in the lane, but faltered near the line to finish in fourth placing, from the Loretta McShane kennel.
“He is the only one of the litter to be a bit one paced, but Loretta has done a wonderful job with him and I believe another win for him is just around the corner,” Heawood explained.
In addition to Daniel’s Bay and Sandy’s Pick, the Talks Cheap – Wooreddy litter of seven has produced the good winners Alonnah, Barnes Bay, Great Taylors and Murrayfield, with only Kirkby Lodge yet to be seen in the circle.
The Allison Walker prepared bitch had 16 lengths to spare at the conclusion of her Mitsubishi Spring Distance Medley Heat (720 metres), which she won as a raging $1.40 commodity.
The winner of her last three races in succession, Queen Ahmose looks to have a mortgage on the Distance Medley Final to be conducted at next week’s LGRC meeting.
She has now won 13 of 33 lifetime outings while accumulating a purse of in excess of $22,000 and may be seen racing in Victoria in the not too distant future.
The remaining Distance Medley Heat was taken out by the Maurie Strickland prepared Nicknac Norris ( Knocka Norris – Subjective Magic).
He prevailed by two lengths in the time of 43.42 and paid a win dividend of $4.90 in scoring his seventh victory in 39 lifetime outings.