Cape De Belle breaks Maiden Status
Wulguru trainer Steve Dodd had bred his top bitch Colli Belle to Cape Hawke, one of the pups was Cape De Belle, the four -year old broke through her maiden on Tuesday night. Race 1 was the Adopt A Retired Racer Maiden over 380m, at the jump Ashlyn Blue began well to just lead from Gomile, Cape De Belle and Jack Mime, heading along the back Ashlyn Blue was still in front from Gomile, Cape De Belle and Jack Mime. Coming off the bend into the home straight Ashlyn Blue and Gomile went wide allowing Cape De Belle a beautiful rails run to score by 2 lengths in 22.78 from Ashlyn Blue ($1.20) and Queen Of Dough (NTD).
Cape De Belle is a black bitch whelped in February 2015 and is by Cape Hawke X Collie Belle, she has had 32 starts for 1 win and paid on UBET TAB $14.00 win and $3.80 place and is owned by Steve Dodd.
Essery trifectas Maiden
Deeragun trainer Rhonda Essery definitely has the touch with youngsters, she trifectaed Race 2 last Tuesday night with Mad Betty- My Bro Fabio X Betty Baker, Shake The Paint- Shakey Jakey X Paint and Fawn Yogi Blue- Yogi Blue X Thank You Pop. With such races coming up over the next couple months including the RQ Young Guns, watch for some smart youngsters to start going through the grades. Rhonda still has some youngsters that haven't raced yet, there are a couple of RQ Maiden 1000 heats over May and June that may see another rising star.
Little Wish for Rajan
Bluewater trainer Mate Rajan has only had this former NSW dog for 4 starts and has picked up a place and his win tonight. Beginning well from the jump along with Yuken Sunshine, Smell The Cheese, Little Wish was able to accelerate away from the field to lead for an all the win scoring by 2.75 lengths in 22.17 from Yuken Sunshine ($10.00) and Smell The Cheese ($2.00).
Little Wish is a black dog whelped in April 2016 and is by Fabregas X Lach's Wish, he has had 21 starts for 2 win and paid on TAB UBET $9.00 win and $2.00 place, he is owned by Kristine Yelavich.
The Townsville Greyhound Club for the month of March saw mostly 12 race programs. We also had some great finals, the Robert Olsen Memorial Maiden Final over 380m was won by Aquista for Harold Hovi.
Two 5th Grade heats over the 498m, with Super Sting winning her heat and Goat claiming the second heat, the Final was run a week later with the Carol Pickard owned and trained Rimba Sambia winning the final and the kennelmate Cardrona King running second. We also had six heats of the 4/5th Grade over 380m, the final was a smart line up of sprinters, the winner of the 4/5th Grade Final went to Fanatic trained by Harold Hovi.
Trainer of the Year Rhonda Essery has been quietly taking out maiden races with some talented youngsters that she has bred herself, Grand Mime won first up with the consistent Ashlyn Blue giving Rhonda a quinella. Fawn Yogi Blue is another of Rhonda's youngsters knocking on the door as well as Mad Betty.
Burdekin trainer Heath Ardle picked up three winners on the 26th with Smell The Cheese (maiden), Kenna (4/5th Grade) and Poppy Chooky (FFA). Trainer Brad Belford has been doing well with Swap Me winning over the 498m and 380m.