Tracey Bruce Snares Gosford Double
Hunter Valley trainer Tracey Bruce produced a sensational training effort at Gosford last night, saluting with her two greyhounds clocking best of the night figures over the 400m and 515m distances.
Cawbourne Havoc returned from a two-week spell and blew his rivals away from box six, winning by ten lengths in a blistering time of 22.76 over the 400m. The son of Brett Lee and American Spot has been an extremely consistent chaser for Bruce, notching up his fourteenth win from thirty-nine starts. He is well and truly on the comeback after some outstanding trial form.
“We trialled him at The Gardens and he went brilliant over the 400m and he actually broke the Gosford 400m record in a trial last week, but unfortunately just missed out last night.”
“After a lot of racing he just went a bit stale so we freshened him up and decided to bring him back over 400 and now we will build him back up to 520 for another go at Wentworth Park.”
The 33kg black and white flash has notched up ten wins at racing headquarters, with a sensational personal best time of 29.73 recorded in November of last year.
“He's terrific at Wentworth Park and has good early pace, he just went off a bit his last few runs so the time away from the track should do him the world of good.”
Cawbourne Havoc cracked the $55,000 prizemoney barrier last night and should have many more wins to come.
Bruce's other greyhound You Name It stepped out in a heat of the Steve Blythe Electrical Sprint Series, recording her first win since December last year in a flying 29.53 performance from box four. A field of just six greyhounds went around in the event, with the daughter of Paddy's Flame and Bonding Eyes clocking speedy sectionals of 4.37 and 16.75, with a run home of 12.78.
Given the same two week spell as her kennelmate, the 26kg pocket rocket thrived on the freshen up and should provide some exciting times ahead for her trainer after notching up her eleventh career victory.
“It's hard to believe this greyhound is coming up four years old in September. We don't have to do much work with her, she knows what she has to do and I've just been freshening her up for her runs and she proved how good she is last night.”
“She loves doing things her own way and that's how we prepare her at home and she's showing it in her performances.”
“I was so excited with how they both went and now we will try and have another crack at Wentworth Park.”