Veteran Bracknell owner – trainer Maurie Strickland revealed the ambitious plans for the son of Collide following the his brilliant 13 length score in the Simons Carpet One Invitation (515 metres) conducted at the combined greyhound – harness meeting at the Tote Racing Centre on Monday night.
Drawn the red box, Rewind gave nothing else a chance in the event, recording a fastest of the night 29.60 and returning a dividend of $1.30.
“I’m looking to send him up to Sydney on March 15 and that would give him time to have a burn around the track before the heats on March 24,” Strickland explained.
The chaser was brilliant in winning the recent Devonport Cup Final, but failed to qualify for the Launceston Cup, before toying with his opposition in the consolation of the event.
At his most recent run at Tattersalls Park he went down to his litter-brother Penny’s Angel, but was back to his very best on Monday night in front of a large crowd.
Meanwhile Richmond trainer Margaret Rossendell was seen in the winners circle on Monday night with the Victorian owned speedster Franklin Bluboy, who broke the track record in winning the Rapidvite Rapid Acid Neutralizer event over 278 metres.
The chaser recorded a sizzling 15.95 in scoring by 6 lengths and in doing so made it three wins in succession for Shimmin Dooley Stud.
The short course track standard was held previously by the Elaine Thomas prepared How Many Times, who recorded 15.96 in winning over the trip in June last year.
“Franklin Bluboy is racing well and is helped by his good manners,” Rossendell explained.
“He was a problem early and he still hasn’t fully matured because won’t be two until the end of the month.”
Moorleah trainer Russell Watts took training honours at the meeting by preparing three winners and therefore going on from where he left off last season.
Watts got off to a flying start by winning the first event, the Kingsley Jarman Fencing Juvenile (515 metres) with Overeem and the second event, the Free Admission Tonight Juvenile (515 metres) with Tommy Teeko.
Later in the programme the very good Sour Pop completed the treble of wins by taking out Heat 2 of the Mitsubishi Autumn Distance Medley (600 metres).
In winning the event the son of Where’s Pedro made it four wins from his last five appearances and established him as one of Tasmania’s most promising middle-distance performers.