Tureaud was victorious after jumping out of the 530 boxes in the pink rug. He wasn’t the fastest out of the boxes, with sibling Downlight leading the field early from box one. Starlight Delly’s third offspring Romeo’s Comet jumped from box four and went straight to the rails to sit in second position.
The Paul Stuart trained brothers pulled away from Dollstan Star (box two), with Romeo’s Comet taking the lead from Downlight as they pasted the bright yellow Solo sign. It wasn’t long before Tureaud showed his strength, running over the top of Romeo’s Comet with ease winning in a race record time of 30.51. Romeo’s Comet and Downlight finished second and third respectively, with Christine Robartson’s Expect A Guess storming home in the yellow rug to fill fourth place.
“I had the most confidence in Mr T (Tureaud) coming into the race, at this stage he is the best one!” Trainer Paul Stuart explained.
“They all went good. It’s a great sign of their improvement and they ran accordingly, about as good as what they are.”
The son’s of Kinloch Brae – Starlight Delly had just three starts to their names, all being wins. Tureaud continued his unbeaten streak by taking out the Winter Maiden Classic as well as pocketing $7,520 in prize money, plus $750 in WESTCHA$E bonus’ for owner trainer Paul Stuart.
Tureaud first turned heads at Cannington in his qualifying trial three weeks ago when he stoped the clock at 30.56, a best of the night performance. The following week in his maiden the 30-kilo dog produced another best of the night performance clocking 30.37.
“He is doing everything right at the moment but he still has a long way to go. His times aren’t sensational and he can only keep improving, he is definitely going in the right direction though.”
“I have the feeling he will be able to run over 600 and 700.”
When choosing a sire for his beautifully bred bitch Starlight Delly (Bombastic Shiraz – Winsome Bluebird), Stuart was aiming for a number of characteristic including a need for the rails as well as strength when he chose Kinloch Brae.
“He is an outcross and I wanted to do an outcross with her first. He was performing well in Ireland with some pretty strong dogs.”
“He was also a real mad railer and she was a bit of a wide runner so I wanted to compensate for that and so far it has seem to have worked, most of them seem to rail pretty well.”
The sister to champion Miata now has three litters of pups on the ground, her eldest litter sired by Kinloch Brae, the second litter to Barcia Bale and most recently she went to Brett Lee.
“I went to Barcia Bale to get a bit of speed. He was freaky dog and he had a great temperament. I used Brett Lee simply because he is the best sire in the world.”
“I am happy with how she is producing, you couldn’t be disappointed and I would call her successful now as a breeder. She had a litter of 10 and they all look to be able to win races. She has thrown some strong dogs for over here.”