The Wynyard based Wynburn Racing Syndicate have qualified three greyhounds for the rich Launceston Breeders Classic Final (515 metres) to be conducted at the LGRC meeting on Monday night.
All three are members of the successful Collide – Hayleys Girl litter bred by Tom Englund and will be competing for stakemoney in excess of $9,000 and a breeders bonus in excess of $8,000. It promises to be a highly competitive event.
Wynburn Wizard, Wynburn Chaos and Wynburn Rush had won a total of six races between them until the heats of the Breeders Classic were conducted last Monday night, when all three greeted the judge in impressive fashion.
Wynyard plasterer Scott Bryan prepares Wynburn Wizard, whereas Wynburn Chaos and Wynburn Rush are prepared by his mate, former Burnie Dockers footballer Ben Englund.
“Members of this litter qualified for the Devonport Breeders Classic Final but failed to finish in the placings. We are naturally hoping to improve on that performance and feature in the finish on Monday night,” Scott Bryan explained this week.
“It is a great race and one that owners and breeders must target if they are to recoup some of their expenses.”
Of the three Wynburn Syndicate chasers, Wynburn Wizard ran marginally faster on Monday night when he recorded a time of 30.04 in winning his heat by two lengths. Wynburn Chaos recorded an easy seven length victory in the time of 30.06 and Wynburn Rush also recorded a time of 30.06 in establishing a two length advantage.
Master trainer Ted Medhurst prepared the fastest qualifier, the promising Debbie Cannan owned Homeward (High Earner – In Top Gear), which put four lengths on his rivals in a sizzling 29.97.
“Obviously Ted Medhurst’s greyhound will prove to be the testing material on Monday night, however we have drawn the red box with Wynburn Rush which is an advantage.”
“I consider Wynburn Wizard to probably be the pick of our three, but on this occasion he has not been favoured by the draw.”
Meanwhile former jockey Pat Hall was seen in the winners circle at Monday’s NWGRC meeting conducted at the Devonport Raceway, when Waratah Boy (Dyna Lachlan – Coulta Sky) was successful in the Grade 4/5 (580 metres) event.
Raced by Victorian owner Jarrod Sharp, the chaser has now won six of 27 lifetime outings and has proven to be a welcome addition to Hall’s Old Beach kennel.
Former New South Wales trainer Rod Bragg, who prepares his team in the Midlands town of Tunbridge, was also seen in the winners circle at the meeting when Boom Boom Kitty (Take The Kitty – Noisy Tiger) was successful in the Juvenile (452 metres).
Raced by prominent Oatlands sportsman Peter “Barney” Carnes, the chaser has now won two of eight lifetime outings and is likely to score again in the not too distant future.
LAUNCESTON BREEDERS CLASSIC FINAL (515 METRES)
|1.||Wynburn Rush||Ben Englund|
|2.||Homeward Ted||Ted Medhurst|
|3.||Wynburn Chaos||Ben Englund|
|4.||High Sierra||Michael Louth|
|5.||Wynburn Wizard||Scott Bryan|
|6.||Topline Star||Mick Stringer|
|7.||Spring Fall||Ted Medhurst|
|8.||Arome Peche||Shane Whitney|
|9.||Mystic Falls||Ted Medhurst|
|10.||Underclass Hero||Mick Stringer|