Classy chaser Hellyeah Bolt (Dyna Lachlan – Flash Diamond) continued on his winning way at Tuesday’s NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway, by winning the $5,760 Reg and Aileen Ivory Classic (452 metres) in brilliant fashion.
Challenged for the lead early in proceedings, the Anthony Bullock prepared speedster eventually found the premier position and then asserted his authority in the lane, winning by two lengths in a slippery 25.31.
Smart bitch Sing The Song (High Earner – Stylish Moon) ran on nicely to make up the quinella, with Captain Thomas (Collision – Lightning Moss) securing third stake a further length away.
Hellyeah Bolt has now won 18 races and stakes of in excess of $51,000 for the North West Coast based Hellyeah Syndicate headed by Rick Donaldson.
The Exeter based Bullock, one of Tasmania’s leading mentors, announced ambitious plans for Hellyeah Bolt following his Ivory Classic victory.
“Hellyeah Bolt will fly out this week for Sydney with an Easter Egg campaign in mind,” he declared.
The chaser has campaigned interstate previously, winning an Angle Park feature back in September.
Bullock also revealed that the 2014 Devonport Cup winning chaser Are Ate (Lochinvar Marlow – Long Long Mama), will also leave his complex this week, transferring back to Queensland to contest the Ipswich Classic.
“Two of my best greyhounds will be vacating my place, so I guess I will have to replace them with a couple of slow ones,” he joked.
Meanwhile Brighton trainer Shane Whitney, best known as the trainer of the former top stayers Chinatown Lad and Fallen Zorro, prepared three winners at Tuesday’s meeting.
Whitney set the ball rolling, winning the first event on the card with the speedy Arome Peche (Dyna Lachlan – Last Serenade), which recorded 26.01 in winning the Diane Rockliff Juvenile Stake (452 metres) by five lengths.
The black dog gave nothing else a chance in the event, justifying his $1.40 quote and recording his third win since debuting in Hobart in January.
Whitney was seen next in the winners circle with Direct Current (El Grand Senor – So Seductive), which prevailed in the King Ricky Grade 5 (452 metres).
The former Victorian chaser also won by five lengths and in doing so recorded a fastest of the day time of 25.20 and his fourth win in seven Tasmanian outings.
Aston Fury (Bombastic Shiraz – Aston Beauty, also a former Victorian greyhound, completed the Whitney treble by winning the Mersey Mist Grade 4 (452 metres).
He recorded a time of 25.53 in winning by four lengths and has now won both of his two Tasmanian outings.