The Border Watch : March 18th 2014
36 GREYHOUND RACING OntheLure with DAVID LEWIS e THE unassuming Tom Sinnott of Yambuk reckons he’s a farmer, not a greyhound trainer. But he’s probably selling himself a bit short, especially after last Friday’s 10-event card at Tara Raceway. To be honest, this meeting was always going to be something of a low key affair on the back of the recently concluded Mount Gambier Cup carnival. However, all that changed when, in the Allestree Holiday Units Mixed Stake, the Sinnott-trained Dub Me In broke – no make that smashed – the long-standing 512 metre record. A $2.30 chance from box one, the brindle dog went straight to the front and never looked like losing when running out an eight length winner in 29.62 seconds. Monty’s Way, Bourne Surfer and Walkaway Again were next to follow him over the line. They all recorded personal best times. The Robert Halliday trained Half Way Home previously held the record at 29.79 seconds, recorded almost three years ago when he defeated Ashiqua by 7.5 lengths. Earlier in the day, Halliday, one of the first to congratulate Sinnott, had run the quinella in the Laser Electrical Open Maiden Stake (512m) with Run’s Rhode just tipping out Half Way Home’s half sister Gogetta. Dub Me In fi rst drew attention to himself at Tara Raceway late last month when, at his fi rst look at the track, he easily defeated Maccaboy in a sparkling best of day time of 30.03 seconds. The run saw him rocket to early favouritism for the Mount Gambier Cup. But in what was a very tough heat, he failed to reach the fi nal when running unplaced behind Cairnlea Peter. “It’s a pity he couldn’t have turned in an effort like today in his Mount Gambier Cup heat,” Sinnott said. “But to be quite honest, I enjoy coming to Tara Raceway, irrespective of the result.” Dub Me In, which has now won six races at The Meadows, Geelong, Warrnambool and Mount Gambier from only 18 starts, has raced erratically on a couple of occasions. “Look, he’s certainly not foolproof,” Sinnott said. “We breed all our own dogs and they only come back to our farm if they fail to measure up with other trainers. “A couple of trainers had a go with Dub Me In before he came back to Yambuk. We like to work our dogs along the beach and maybe he’s appreciating being back home.” He’s by the US sire Lonesome VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au A track record 30 years in the making Berringa with daughter Michelle (17). “Like I said after that win, I believe he’s a promising type and he just continues to get better.” Jazzy Osti quickly found the front from box one in The Border Watch Open Maiden Stake (400m) and never looked in danger of defeat when proving much too good for Black Betsy and Abby’s Angel in a time of 23.85 seconds. The solidly built daughter of Premier Fantasy and Osti’s Delight, at 30 months of age, was having her fi rst start in a race – a fact not lost on Niele. “She’s been a nightmare to train,” he said. “She’s already had three seasons so it’s been very hard to get her to the track. She can go a bit, so hopefully we’ll be able to now have an uninterrupted run with her for a while.” Galactic Impact fi nds winning form FORMER promising local youngster Galactic Impact, in the wilderness since last November, found winning form again for breeder-owner Robert Chuck and new trainer Steve Bartholomew. One of the outsiders in the Metal Worx Stake (512m), Galactic Impact, which was slowly away from box four, worked into a midfi eld position down the back straight before turning for home in front and then holding off a fast fi nishing Manila Express. By Collision out of Magic Elite, RECORD BREAKER: Ann and Tom Sinnott pictured with Dub Me In after breaking the 512 metre track record at Tara Raceway last Friday. Cry out of On Shore with the history behind last Friday’s track record actually going back some 34 years to a bitch called Extra Progress which Sinnott also owned. Extra Progress when mated to Tangairn, one of the leading sires at the time, produced a terrifi c litter with one of the offspring being Rigarto which won 41 races and at one time held a track record at Warrnambool for Sinnott. But it was a second mating with Tangairn and Extra Progress that kick-started the line that today is still as strong as ever. Springress, a winner of 15 races, was one of the resultant litter and later when mated with Fitzroy Express she produced four-race winner Bally Kay which subsequently produced On Shore from a mating with Waterview Star. Now a rising 10-year-old, On Shore was a handy chaser, winning 12 races at The Meadows, Geelong, Angle Park, Gawler, Strathalbyn and Port Pirie. However, it’s been as a brood bitch that she has really left her mark. Dub Me In and his littermates have now won 37 races for more than $66,000 in prizemoney while two previous litters – to Where’s Pedro and Meticulous – have collectively won 86 races and $327,000 in prizemoney. And talk about keeping things in the family. On the night before the record-breaking run, Sinnott’s wife, Ann, had been successful at Sandown Park with Upset Boy and at Warrnambool with Cette Away. Both are out of Up And Away, herself a winner of $184,000 – and a daughter of On Shore. The Berringa Bomber strikes again BOMBER Osti made it four wins in succession and fi ve from only six race starts when successful in the South Eastern Hotel Stake (512m). Well supported from box one, the big fawn dog pushed up on Results MOUNT Gambier Greyhound Racing Club results from Friday, March 14, 2014: Race 1, The Border Watch Open Maiden Stake, 400m: Jazzy Osti 1; Black Betsy 2; Abby’s Angel 3. Others: Ima Hot Fox, Shakeia Blaze, Bidda Grief, Why Not Rowan, I’m No Caviar. Time: 23.8. Margins: 4¾ lengths, 2 lengths. Owner: L. White. Trainer: M. Neile. Numbers: 1, 8, 4, 2. Win: $3.30. Place: $1.70, $2.10, $1.80. Quinella: $7.00. Exacta: $9.70. Trifecta: $54.40. First 4: $450.40. Race 2, Laser Electrical Open Maiden Stake, 512m: Run’s Rhode 1; Gogetta 2; Wyndam Star 3. Others: cee Tammy, Fawn Dawn, Our Nipper, Hickleton, Slow Cooker. Time: 30.35. Margins: head, 2¾ lengths. Owner-trainer: Robert Halliday. Numbers: 1, 8, 2, 6. Win: $4.40. Place: $2.40, $1.40, $1.00. Quinella: $4.60. Exacta: $28. Trifecta: $38.90. First 4: $227.60. Race 3, Trackside Meats Stake, 512m: Damonic 1; Dr Danny 2; Georgia’s Osti and And Away equal 3. Others: And Away, Euchre Queen, Bent Fender, Yard Duty. Time: 30.29. Margins: head, 2¾ lengths. Owner: J. Henderson. Trainer: B. Bunworth. Numbers: 4, 7, 3, 8. Win: $2.70. Place: $1.60, $1.90, no div. Quinella: $4.40. Exacta: $6.80. Trifecta (4, 7, 3) $15.20, (4, 7, 8) $9.30. First 4 (4, 7, 3, 8) $42.60, (4, 7, 8, 3) $37.40. Race 4, The Produce Store Stake, 400m: Rellim Joshua 1; Bruised Banana 2; Chili Diva 3. Others: Happy Go Lowery, Iron Shen, Dimora Stringer, Crystal Springs, Snowstream Lass. Time: 23.74. Margins: 2 lengths, 1¾ lengths. Owners: N. Miller and B. Hartshome. Trainer: Noel Miller. Numbers: 7, 1, 3, 6. Win: $4.20. Place: $1.80, $1.50, $1.30. Quinella: $8.50. Exacta: $10.10. Trifecta: $21.10. First 4: $423.60. 36 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Race 5, Barry’s Door Services Stake, 400m: Rouse Flyer 1; Platinum Shen 2; Arbour Elvis 3. Others: Arctic Costi, Leroy Kahn, Shantytown Queen, Rellim Lesta, Bee Jay’s Pedro. Time: 23.48. Margins: 1¼ lengths, ½ length. Owner: J. Casey. Trainer: B. Shepheard. Numbers: 6, 5, 1, 7. Win: $2.90. Place: $1.00, $4.40, $1.80. Quinella: $25.40. Exacta: $63. Trifecta: $109.90. First 4: $220.20. Race 6, Steve and Lee Bartholomew Grade 5, Heat 1, 400m: Iceman Lang 1; West On Ziggy 2; Slipper’s Might 3. Others: Azumi Touch, Our Elena, Our Dot, Your A Wally, Celtic Boom. Time: 23.37. Margins: ¾ lengths, 1¼ lengths. Owners: N. and H. Perry. Trainer: B. Weis. Numbers: 4, 6, 8, 7. Win: $6.50. Place: $2.30, $1.50, $1.40. Quinella: $18.70. Exacta: $43.80. Trifecta: $195.30. First 4: $379.40. Race 7, Gambier Vets Grade 5, Heat 2, 400m: Miss Siberia 1; Should You Daire 2; Teddy’s Moment 3. Others: Maldini’s Motion, Madame Betsy, Why Not Sam. Time: 23.63. Margins: 1½ lengths, 1 length. Owners: Fate of Eight. Manager: R. Fary. Trainer: Nicole Stanley. Numbers: 8, 1, 7, 4. Win: $4.70. Place: $1.80, $1.50, no div. Quinella: $4.10. Exacta: $12.50. Trifecta: $29.70. First 4: $104.20. Race 8, Allestree Holiday Units Mixed Stake, 512m: Dub Me In 1; Monty’s Way 2; Bourne Surfer 3. Others: Walkaway Again, Striking Viking, Piper’s Pick, Westlake Prinz, Galactic Blue. Time: 29.62. Margins: 7¼ lengths, ¼ length. Owner-trainer: Tom Sinnott. Numbers: 1, 4, 2, 3. Win: $2.30. Place: $1.20, $2.60, $1.90. Quinella: $14.70. Exacta: $24.60. Trifecta: $79.60. First 4: $1410. Race 9, The South Eastern Hotel Stake, 512m: Bomber Osti 1; Lika Gem 2; Just Humphrey 3. Others: Out This Way, Loveless Moment, Irish Angel, Scull Magic. Time: 30.10. Margins: 2 lengths, 2¼ lengths. Owner: L. White. Trainer: M. Niele. Numbers: 1, 2, 6, 4. Win: $2.40. Place: $1.10, $2.60, no div. Quinella: $3.70. Exacta: $4.50. Trifecta: $28.50. First 4: $133.20. Race 10, Metal Worx Stake, 512m: Galactic Impact 1; Manila Express 2; Unleash Nitro 3. Others: Over Rule, Midnight Osti, Peking Duck, All At Sea, Bee Jay’s Spirit. Time: 30.32. Margins: neck, 3¾ lengths. Owner: R. Chuck. Trainer: S. Bartholomew. Numbers: 4, 9, 4, 2. Win: $18.40. Place: $2.80, $3.00, $1.30. Quinella: $96.70. Exacta: $316. Jackpot: $321.74. Trifecta: $898.20. First 4: $3235.40. Jackpot: $584.49. DD (1 & 4) $47.50. TT (1, 1, 4) $83. QD (8, 1, 1, 4) $286. Jackpot: $268.13. the win was a timely one for Chuck with the dam whelping this week to Fabregas. Pictures: DAVID LEWIS the fi rst turn to take the lead and from then on was never going to be beaten when clocking a smart 30.10 seconds. Evergreen chaser Lika Gem, at start number 120, fi nished a 2.5 length second and continues to race well without winning while Just Humphrey ran home well for third. Bomber Osti was the second leg of a winning double for Ardlethan owner Lyn White and trainer Michael Niele who earlier in the day had been successful with Jazzy Osti. The son of Bombastic Shiraz and Smashing Osti was an impressive winner when having his fi rst race start in January at Tara Raceway. Consecutive recent wins over the short at Geelong (twice) and Horsham had him spot on for last Friday’s race with the 512 metre journey not a problem nor a morethan-handy grade fi ve fi eld. “He’s certainly gone on from his fi rst win here,” Niele said as he prepared to return home to Manila Express, which gained a run as a reserve, turned in a better run for trainer Cap Abbott and the well-bred daughter of Bekim Bale and Flossy looks to be a coming winner. Another trainer for the Iceman ICEMAN Lang went home with a new trainer following his best of day 400 metre win in the Bartholomew Stake. Trained at Portland by Brian Weis for Friday’s race, Iceman Lang, generally a front runner, came from behind to defeat West On Ziggy in 23.37 seconds. Taking over is Steve Patzel who is the seventh trainer to have a go with the beautifully bred son of Bombastic Shiraz and Phiona. A winner of three races, Iceman Lang is a litter brother to Spud Regis, which has won more than $400,000 in prizemoney. Patzel is based in Mount Gambier and this is where Iceman Lang is now likely to see out his racing career.
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