Star Recall received a clear run towards the inside of the track thanks to the early speed of Jump The Queue from box seven. As the field went into the home straight Thunder Rama held the lead wearing the blue rug and Star Recall loomed behind him. The pair matched strides a number of times before Star Recall showed her class pulling away to victory. Thunder Rama held on for second as Luba Monelli came home strongly to finish in third position. Jump The Queue managed to cling to fourth place after tiring in the home straight.
Star Recall made her 18th victory her finest, joining an elite club of chasers who have managed to break the 30-second barrier, including track record holder Miata (29.81).
Linda Britton’s Gone To Heaven won the first heat of the night from box one. She made it two wins in the one week when she jumped from box one and camped on the rails to convincingly secure a rug in next weeks Spring Gift final in a time of 30.46. Jason Stuart’s Black Dymas (box three) stayed within a few lengths of Britton’s leading bitch throughout finishing second, with Deyna (box two) and Love Of Lauren (box four) not far behind him. Zelemar Fever was unlucky to miss out on a place after jumping last out of the boxes wearing the black rug. She had to manoeuvre through the field and chase strongly into fifth place.
The box draw for next weeks $20,000 Spring Gift final is as follows:
1 Jump The Queue – Peter Hepple
2 Luba Monelli – David Hobby
3 Deyna – Linda Britton
4 Black Dymas – Jason Stuart
5 Gone To Heaven – Linda Britton
6 Star Recall – Linda Britton
7 Love Of Lauren – John Iwanyk
8 Thunder Rama – John Iwanyk
9 You Can Dream – Dennis Calleja
10 Zelemar Fever – Linda Britton