TOWNSVILLE NEWS  -  10th June 2019
I'm A Stunna in scintillating form
Jensen trainer Robert Lound has himself a smart youngster in I'm A Stunna, she was bred and educated in NSW before coming North. She has only had eight starts for Rob, with the latest being three wins in a row. It doesn't seem to worry her where she draws. At her third start for Rob she some how managed to get her tail caught in the cable and had to have a good portion of her tail removed, since returning to the racetrack, she hasn't looked back. On Tuesday night in Race 5 the TAB Origin at Albion Park 4/5th Grade Heat 1 over 380m, beginning well from the jump was Dockin' Dave and I'm A Stunna with Dream Amore and Scott Hooked close behind, I'm A Stunna was able to rail up under Dockin' Dave and accelerate away to a good lead from Dream Amore and Swap Me. Coming off the bend into the home straight I'm A Stunna was  about 4 lengths in front of Swap Me and Dream Amore, I'm A Stunna crossed the line 3.75 lengths ahead of Swap Me ($1.35) and Dream Amore ($3.80) in 21.76 a new personal best.

I'm A Stunna is a black bitch whelped in July 2017 and is by Magic Sprite X Trenty's Rose, she has had 8 starts for 5 wins and paid on TAB UBET $5.00 win and $1.55 place.

Murphy Rumble hot sensation
Gumlow trainer Brad Belford certainly knows a thing or two about picking good dogs. The newest star in his kennels is Murphy Rumble, this youngster has just turned two years old and has already started to make a name for himself. Murphy Rumble started his career racing at Casino, Lismore and Albion Park, picking up a couple of wins, since arriving at Brad's kennels he has had 10 starts for 8 wins (7 in a row) including a smart 21.64 (hand timed) over the 380m. On Tuesday night in Race 8 the At The Track Syndication Grand Prix heat 2 over 498m,at the jump Kenna began well along with Murphy Rumble with Lodgement and Hara's Skylah, going through the catching pen Murphy Rumble mustered speed along the rails to lead, along the back straight Kenna, Lodgement and Hara's Skylah were trying to make ground on Murphy Rumble. Coming out of the bend into the home straight Hara's Skylah was making ground on the leader with Innocent Man and Lodgement chasing hard. Murphy Rumble scored by 1.5 lengths in 28.74 (a new personal Best) from Hara's Skylah ($2.80) with Innocent Man (($2.20) in third.

Murphy Rumble is a black dog whelped in May 2017 and is by Collision X Velvet Rumble, he has had 20 starts for 10 wins and paid on TAB UBET $2.10 win and $1.22 place.

Fanatic's scorching finish
Gumlu trainer Harold Hovi (Magic Man) has a good thing going with Velocity Lodge and manager Steve Williams. Velocity Lodge has sent some smart youngsters to Harold including Riff and Prospect. Now he has Fanatic, this youngster has only just been stepped up to the 498m, on Tuesday the 28th May he won a heat of the 5th Grade over 498m scoring by 3.75 lengths in a very quick 28.54 (hand timed). On Tuesday night in Race 10 the Meet NSW Legend Terry Hill 5th Grade Final over 498m, he began well from the jump with Black Rusky, and White Fernando, going through the catching pen Black Rusky and Fanatic got into bother leaving White Fernando and Salute The Cloud in a good battle down the back straight. Salute the Cloud headed White Fernando as they rounded the bend out of the back straight with Yuken Sunshine and Fanatic starting to accelerate through the field. Coming off the bend into the home straight it was White Fernando leading with Salute The Cloud trying hard to peg him back and Fanatic flew home to just get the win by a head in 29.09 from White Fernando ($2.10) and Salute The Cloud ($2.10) in third.

Fanatic is a black dog whelped in January 2017 and is by Keybow X Velocity Storm, he has now had 20 starts for 10 wins and has paid on TAB UBET $1.60 win and $1.12 place, he is owned by Velocity Lodge- MGR S Williams.
Townsville images courtesy of Bec Wolfe