While we only had three race meetings this month due to the Townsville Show, we still had some great racing. I'M A Stunna continued winning streak winning four straight before running unplaced at our last meeting.
Trainer Robynne Black took out the RQ Maiden 1000 with Chiron a youngster she bred. Cairns trainers Allan Metcalfe and George Tsakissiris picked up a winner each. Robert Thomson returned to the winner's circle with Fancy A beer, Yuken Sunshine and Our Star.
As our Townsville Cup Carnival starts on the 9th July with the Judge Family RQ Maiden 1000 heats over 380m, the Binks & Marlene Walker 4/5th Grade heats over 380m and the Townsville Cup Prelude over 498m, Graded races as required NOMINATIONS close FRIDAY 5th JULY 9.30am.
Townsville has a couple smart youngsters to step up for the Cup heats on Friday the 19th (twilight) meeting, the first race to kick off at 3.52pm.
Fanatic for Harold Hovi has been unbeaten since stepping up to the 498m running some smart times 28.54,29.09,28.61,28.70
Murphy Rumble for Brad Belford has also recorded some smart times 28.75, 28.74 and also went 21.54 (HT) over 380m. Brad also trains Soft Sand former Brisbane greyhound.
NOMINATION DATES for the Townsville Cup are:
Friday 19th July nominations close Friday 12th July at 9.30am
Friday 26th July nominations close Friday Tuesday 23rd at 9.30am
Tuesday 30th July nominations close Friday 26th July 9.30am
These will be our trial nights for the Townsville Cup Carnival
Thursday 11th July
Tuesday 16th July
Tuesday 23rd July
Trials to be booked and paid for by 6.30pm
Trials will start at 6.45pm