The Border Watch : May 13th 2014
38 greyhounds DAVID LEWIS YOUNG pint-sized greyhound, Who’s Doing What turned in an outstanding effort at Tara Raceway last Friday afternoon when demoralising a smart grade five field in the Allestree Holiday Units Stake (512 metres). The 24 kilogram blue bitch momentarily VIsIT us onLIne borderwatch.com.au young talent gets sniff of record Who’s Doing What turns in blistering effort was in a spot of bother when stepping from box five but quickly found her bearings to be leading going out of the first turn. And from there on it was simply a matter of how far as Who’s Doing What, at only her second race start on the track, careered away to win by seven lengths over Murf’s Angel and Galactic Impact. The race sectionals of 4.44, 17.08 and 12.64 equated to an overall time of 29.72 seconds - the third fastest ever run at Tara Raceway. Only Dub Me In (29.62) and Sir Lenny (29.64) have been faster. Originally from WA, Who’s Doing What won her maiden over 530 metres at Cannington in her home state by a staggering 20 lengths in February. Linda Britton, a leading trainer in WA, then shortly afterwards sent the daughter of High Earner to Victoria where her brother, Rob Britton, quickly won a race with her over 520 metres in fast time at Geelong. But, following an indiscretion at Sandown Park, Who’s Doing What, in a change of kennels early last month, found her way to Compton and one of the leading local trainers in Tracie Price. Over the past 12 months Price has built up a successful working partnership with Linda Britton and some of her kennel clients, including Peter and Andrew Haines who own Who’s Doing What. Oenophiliac, Never Too Many and Hey Sexy Lady are greyhounds that the father and son ownership team have enjoyed success with at Tara Raceway while in the care of Price. Last year Price was putting the polish on My Illusion when he ran 29.80 seconds - frustratingly close to Half Way Home’s then-record of 29.79 seconds. And, following last Friday’s blistering run, he makes no secret of the fact that he believes Who’s Doing What is capable of lowering Dub Me In’s time. “I reckon she would have gone close on Friday but for early interference,” Price said. “Give her a clear go early and a good track and we could see the record lowered. “She’s only just turned two years of age so if she can stay on the straight and narrow then who knows how far she can go.” But for the time being, Price is looking to go no further than Tara Raceway where this Sunday’s Damsels Dash is scheduled to be run. The first bitches-only race to be conducted at the track in more than four years, the Damsels Dash will be run over 512 metres for the best eight female greyhounds and also carry a service to Victorian sire Hutmaker. Feature race winner earns trip to the city AZUMI Touch, trained at Worrolong by Steve Bartholomew, followed on from an impressive heat win to lead all the way in THAT WINNING TOUCH: Steve and Elysia Bartholomew with Azumi Touych, winner of the Gambier Vets Feature (400m) last Friday at Tara Raceway. the Gambier Vets feature grade five final (400 m). Running a personal best time of 23.29 seconds, this was the fourteenth win at Tara Raceway over 400 metres for the daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Elite Touch. Fastest heat winner, Leroy Kahn, contin- ued on with his good form for Glencoe trainer Dean Fennell when chasing Azumi Touch throughout and eventually going down by only three-quarters of a length. While the Allen Williams trained Chilly Patch, attempting to become a three-distance winner at the track, got well back early before running home strongly to fill third spot. Azumi Touch had been in the wilderness since last November and part-owner Lee Bartholomew had been seriously contemplating placing the black bitch in the Greyhound Adoption Programme (GAP) if she didn’t perform in the Gambier Vets feature series. Well, the rest is now history. In fact such has been the turnaround that Azumi Touch has won herself a trip to Angle Park tomorrow afternoon. “Chuckie (Robert Chuck) was keen to run his dog, Galactic Impact, in a $1550 heat of the Howard Ashton (515 m) tomorrow so we figured we might as well run Azumi Touch,” Steve Bartholomew said. “She’s drawn box two in a 388 metre event and we’ll be hoping for a repeat of last September when she won there over this distance by nine lengths.” Galactic Impact, which last won at Tara Raceway two months ago, has drawn box three in heat four of tomorrow’s Group 3 feature for SA bred greyhounds. The son of Collision and Magic Elite had his final hit out for the event when running third behind Who’s Doing What last Friday at Tara Raceway. Midfield down the back, Galactic Impact worked home quite well in the home straight but it was always going to be a tough task with the leader running along in near track record time. Later in the day, Bartholomew brought up his first double of the year when Lucy Horton continued her consistent short course form with a win in the South Eastern Hotel Stake. Lucy Horton, a good second behind Eumeralla Boss at the previous meeting, went right on with the job when quickly taking over from early leader Norma’s Moment before running out an easy winner over deadheaters Why Not Rowan and Miss Jacovella. Early double for Weis BRIAN Weis landed an early double when Bowen Raider and Stetson Excite were successful in the first two races. This was the Portland trainer’s first Tara Raceway double since mid-January when he won with In This Way and Iceman Lang. In Weis’s kennel since only last month, Greyhound results MOUNT Gambier Greyhound Racing Club results from Friday, May 9, 2014: Race 1, The Border Watch Open Maiden Stake, 400m: Bowen Raider 1; Abby’s Angel 2; Kennett’s Curse 3. Others: Star Zippy, Bull Bar Maisie, Black Wool. Time: 23.79. Margins: ½ length, 8 lengths. Owner: Bowen Raiders. Manager: N. Tzaferis. Trainer: B. Weis. Numbers: 6, 5, 1, 4. Win: $5.50. Place: $1.70, $1.40, $2.20. Quinella: $10.30. Exacta: $28.90. Trifecta: $114.60. First 4: $2803. Race 2, Laser Electrical Open Maiden Stake, 512m: Stetson Excite 1; Fawn Dawn 2; Hank Douglas 3. Others: Marble Star, Cosmic Quest, I’m No Caviar. Time: 30.45. Margins: 2¼ lengths, 1¾ lengths. Owner: P. Dundon. Trainer: B. Weis. Numbers: 8, 2, 1, 5. Win: $3.60. Place: $1.40, $3, no div. Quinella: $14.90. Exacta: $19.60. Trifecta: $57.90. First 4: $196.80. Race 3, Trackside Meats Free For All, 512m: Arbour Elvis 1; Flaming Gold 2; West Lake Prinz 3. Others: Striking Viking, Piper’s pick, Benara Cosmic. Margins: neck, 1½ lengths. Owner-trainer: B. Shepheard. Numbers: 1, 4, 7, 5. Win: $3.10. Place: $1.90, $1.70, no div. Quinella: $4.70. Exacta: $11.80. Trifecta: $44.50. First 4: $165.20. Race 4, The Produce Store Stake, 512m: Euchre Queen 1; Corious Force 2; Cee Tammy 3. Others: Yard Duty, Sang Shen, Mad Boy Max, Hickleton, Bidda Grief. Margins: 4½ lengths, 1¼ lengths. Owner: J. Burow. Trainer: B. Shepheard. Numbers: 6, 8, 3, 4. Win: $21.20. Place: $3.70, $3.40, $2.10. Quinella: $105. Exacta: $177.80. Trifecta: $1070.50. First 4: $2936.80. Race 5, Barry’s Door, 512m: Lucky Keeper 1; Sneaky Spirit 2; Maccaboy 3. 38 - The Border Watch, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Others: Our Houdini, Brabham, All At Sea, Monty’s Lad, Tiger King. Time: 30.26. Margins: 1 length, head. Owner: Smelter Boys. Manager: B. Weis. Trainer: M. Wilson. Numbers: 1, 7, 6, 5. Win: $21.40. Place: $5.40, $1.90, $1.30. Quinella: $62. Exacta: $152.30. Trifecta: $236.60. First 4 (jackpot): $920.99. Race 6, Allestree Holiday Units Stake, 512m: Who’s Doing What 1; Murf’s Angel 2; Galactic Impact 3. Others: Cryer’s Ruddy, Sister Aunty Cuz, You Go It, Rellim Lesta, And Away. Time: 29.72. Margins: 6¼ lengths, 1½ lengths. Owners: A. & P. Haines. Trainer: T. Price. Numbers: 5, 7, 2, 3. Win: $2.80. Place: $1.70, $1.90, $1.30. Quinella: $62. Exacta: $152.80. Trifecta: $54.90. First 4 (jackpot): $284.40. Race 7, Gambier Vets Grade 5 Series Final, 400m: Azumi Touch 1; Leroy Kahn 2; Chilly Patch 3. Others: West On Xavier, Mr. Mike, Why Not Beau, Scull Magic, Remonstrate. Time: 23.29. Margins: ½ length, 4¼ lengths. Owners: S. & L. Bartholomew. Trainer: S. Bartholomew. Numbers: 5, 8, 7, 2. Win: $7.10. Place: $2.80, $1.40, $1.90. Quinella: $10.90. Exacta: $26.40. Trifecta: $203. First 4: $650.20. Race 8, Metal Free For All, 400m: Betty’s Moment 1; Rouse Flyer 2; Teddy’s Moment 3. Others: Doubles, Just Humphrey, Hey Sexy Lady, Slipper’s Might. Time: 23.71. Margins: head, ¾ length. Owner-trainer: K. Breen. Numbers: 6, 4, 3, 1. Win: $10.90. Place: $5.10, $2.50, no div. Quinella: $16.90. Exacta: $48.70. Trifecta: $388.10. First 4: $707.80. DD (5 & 6) $100.60. TT (jackpot – 5, 5, 6) $139.20. QD (jackpot – 1, 5, 5, 6) $197.40. Race 9, The South Eastern Hotel Stake, 400m: Lucy Horton 1; Why Not Rowan 2; Miss Jacovella 3. Others: Dermott, Wyndam Princess, Norma’s Moment, Cee Dot Com, Daenerys. Time: 23.55. Margins: 3½ lengths, dead heat. Owner: R. Button. Trainer: S. Bartholomew. Numbers: 6, 2, 8, 3. Win: $6.70. Place: $2.60, $8.30, $1. Quinella: $52.60. Exacta: $68.50. Trifecta: $696.60. First 4: $1046.40. Race 10, Steve & Lee Bartholomew Stake, 400m: Dee Tee 1; Flash Prestige 2; Black Linen 3. Others: Flame Flight, Platinum Shen, Maldini’s Motion, Our Elena, Iron Shen. Time: 23.12. Margins: 8¼ lengths, ¼ length. Owner-trainer: G. Lane. Numbers: 2, 1, 3, 8. Win: $1.70. Place: $1, $2, $2.50. Quinella: $3. Exacta: $3.60. Trifecta: $18. First 4: $141.20. Bowen Raider was having his first race start in The Border Watch Open Maiden (400 m). Owned by the Nick Tzaferis-managed Bowen Raiders Syndicate, the black dog was slowly away from box six before finishing the race off powerfully and grabbing consistent placegetter Abbys Angel in the shadows of the post. By the recently-deceased Premier Fantasy, Bowen Raider is out of former Queensland stayer Seminole which raced on 140 occasions for 18 wins and $76,000 in prizemoney. This litter also includes Karagiozis which has won two races in Victoria from only six starts for prizemoney of $10,000. Weis made it a race-to-race double when Stetson Excite, following a good second behind Bidda Grief at the previous meeting, went right on with the job in the Laser Electrical Open Maiden Stake (512 m). Tipping the scales at just over 24 kilograms, the daughter of Symmetry and former distance bitch Stetson Azul was worse than mid-field down the back before commencing a strong run turning for home and running out an easy winner over Fawn Dawn and Hank Douglass. Another one to join Weis’s kennels last month, Stetson Excite continued her consistent form of a win and two minor placings from three starts at Tara Raceway for Finley owner Peter Dundon who also bred the winner.
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