Wheeler Qualifies Five For 2015 Silver Chief Final

THE first One race of 2015 is set to be a cracker after four semi-finals of the were run and won over 525 metres at The tonight.

The final, which will be held next Saturday, is set to be a ‘Wheeler’ affair with five of the eight finalists coming from the legendary racing dynasty.

Time honours went to , owned by Brendan Wheeler, which stamped itself as a genuine star of the sport, running an amazing 29.52 in the third semi. Winning his fourth race from as many starts, the son of Barcia Bale and Crystin Bale began evenly from box five, quickly mustering speed and motoring away to score by 11 lengths over Amaro Bale.

hero Dyna Villa, another owned by Brendan Wheeler, was an emphatic winner of the second semi-final for Jenny Hunt, clocking an airborne 29.74. The dynamic black chaser used his inside draw perfectly, exploding from box two and railing beautifully around the first turn. Once racing in the front, the son of and Roxio Bale was never in danger as he streaked clear to score his 17th career victory at his 27th start over a Emrys which ran a terrific second to book his spot in next week’s decider.

Paul Wheeler claimed the first semi-final of the night, with the -trained Gorham Bale recovering from a slow beginning to rail through and assume the lead on the first turn after many of the frontrunners found trouble. The interference enabled Gorham Bale to slip clear, defeating Dyna Quirk by just under four lengths in 30.16.

The fourth and final semi-final was taken out by Above All for . Despite only beginning averagely from box two, he raced with plenty of field sense to get into second position around the first turn before railing underneath the leader, Midnight , down the back and racing clear. The 2014 Hobart Thousand victor recorded a hot 29.76, bringing his record to 15 starts for nine wins and three seconds

Silver Chief Classic

Box 1 – Dyna Villa – Jenny Hunt

Box 2 – Emerys – Mario Briganti

Box 3 – Dyna Double One – Andrea Dailly

Box 4 – Dyna Quirk – Andrea Dailly

Box 5 – Above All –

Box 6 – Amaro Bale – Jenny Hunt

Box 7 – Midnight Flynn – Michael Carter

Box 8  – Gorham Bale – Steve Collins

Reserves

Dyna Yemen – Andrea Dailly
Dyna Vikkers – Andrea Dailly

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Chris Nutt
Chris Nutt
7 years ago

DDO!

Michael McMahon
Michael McMahon
7 years ago

Wheeler

Chris Nutt
Chris Nutt
7 years ago

DDO!

Michael McMahon
Michael McMahon
7 years ago

Wheeler