Super Result for a Perfect Stayer During Super 6 Meeting

It was a super result for the stayer Perfect Result who comprehensively outstayed his rivals when he dashed to his victory in the $12,000 NZRS Distance final over the 732m Addington staying test on Thursday evening. He featured on a race card that saw the introduction of Super 6 racing to New Zealand greyhound racing.

Pictured: Perfect Result cruising to his NZRS Distance victory (pic Dave Robbie)

The reviews and analyst of the ten Super 6 races, which all contained six dog fields, will now be undertaken. It’s too early to suggest what place, if any, the format has for racing in this country going forward. The post meeting reviews will determine that. What can be said is that most races were keenly contested with just the odd race incident occurring, which obviously can be expected.

Keen Australian interest was centred on the Christchurch hosted meeting, with a delegation from Greyhound Racing Victoria being in attendance. Trialling of a hoop arm lure was also held in pre-race trials at Addington prior to Friday’s meeting commencing.

Perfect Result is prepared by NZ Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame trainer Ray Adcock, who displayed his decades’ long mentoring skills when he applied the finishing touches to the son of Barcia Bale and Andrea who he races in partnership with his breeder Ray Amer.

It was the blue racing vest worn by Perfect Result that was first sighted from the 732m traps. He was never seriously challenged when he carried that rug to his convincing 7.25 length victory, clocking 43.42s for his assignment.

The evergreen and versatile John McInerney trained Dave’s Dot was real bold when this daughter of Cosmic Rumble and Memphis Hotcakes claimed the runners up prize. It was her 110th race day outing and she was brave when she kicked on resolutely for her feature race placing.

Race favourite Translator made a moderate race start for his trainers Dave and Jean Fahey, which saw her settling back in the field. This daughter of Bekim Bale and Delusionist gradually improved her field position throughout to get into contention for the minor placings during the run home. She pressed on stoutly to finish a further three quarters of a length behind while fending off the late challenge that was thrown at her by the Gary Cleeve prepared Know Anxiety by a neck margin. Geez, this Cleeve bred daughter of Yella Mustard and Know Revenge really charged home late when delivering her strong finish which belies that fact that she has yet to win a race of any description.

Perfect Result Dave's Dot Translator
Breeder and co-owner Ray Amer (left) joined by handler Mike Fuller and master trainer Ray Adcock at the Addington podium following Perfect Result’s effortless NZRS Distance victory; bold runner up Dave’s Dot and the third placed Translator

“He was born to a true stayer and he proved that tonight. We’ve had our problems with him, but once he’s right he’s very good,” advised Adcock. “Geez, Ray has done a fantastic job in not only training Perfect Result, but also in the way he manages him. I’m extremely grateful to Ray and his training skills,” confirmed Amer.

Super 6 Racing

It sure was a grandstand finish to the first of the Super 6 races at the Addington Raceway on Thursday evening with just 1.6 lengths separating the first four finishers. The honour of training the first Super 6 winner went to local conditioner Ashley Bradshaw when her sprinter Little Krakatoa got up in the very final bound to snatch his nose victory in the C3 Sprint Super Six 295m, clocking 17.50s.

It was a clearer cut margin in the next up C4 Super Six 295m which saw the Steve and Bonnie Evans prepared Dusky Brew attain his open class racing stripes when he claimed the second Super 6 race in 17.32s by a comfortable three length margin.

The C1 Super Six 520m greyhounds engaged in the next Super 6 race which saw the second reserve Our Brad controlling the pace throughout when he landed his easy 30.12s win for trainers Dave and Jean Fahey and his owners Opawa Racing by an easy four length margin.

The Super Six Distance 645m was next up and as expected it was the Craig Roberts mentored pair of Group race winning stayers who took total control of this 645m event. Avenger Bale cruised to his Super 6 victory completing his 645m task in 37.74s when leading home his kennelmate Dyna Weslyn by 4.75 lengths. The pair combined to return a microscopic $1.10 quinella dividend.

Race 5 was the Restricted Age Super Six 520m event which saw a repeat result from the C1 Super Six with Dave and Jean Fahey training Go Brat to victory in 30.29s for Opawa Racing. He scored by a convincing 8.25 length margin.

Little Krakatoa Dusty Brew Our Brad Avenger Bale Go Brat
From top left: The first ever Super 6 race win was posted by the Ashley Bradshaw trained Little Krakatoa (pink), who prevailed in a keenly finish (pic Dave Robbie). He was handled by the trainers’ partner Pete Seque; The Steve and Bonnie Evans trained Dusky Brew was bought back to the podium by handler Lindsay McQullan in the second Super 6 race; Our Brad dominated the third Super 6 race and he’s pictured here with Opawa Racings Robin Wales who is flanked by handlers Jack Johnson and Mark Lim; Craig Roberts returned with runner up Dyna Weslyn, while Bobby Blackburn placed the race winner Avenger Bale on top of the podium following the Super Six Distance event; Go Brat was the convincing winner of the Restricted Age Super Six race

Super 6 racing continued with the C2 Super Six 520m race being next up which saw the NZ St Leger second reserve Gem strongly prevailing for the Fahey’s when she returned 30.21s for her easy 4.75 length win after she strongly railed underneath her rivals when rounding the first turn after jumping away from trap eight.

The Daniel Roberts trained Ophelia Allen was loaded away into the 520m traps for the C3 Super Six 520m race as the warm the warm $1.10 win favourite. She seized the race lead when going into the first turn to scamper clear for her 30.30s win which confirmed a trip to the Manukau Stadium in a couple of weeks for a crack at the $90,000 Auckland Cup 527m heats.

The open class sprinters lining up in the first of the C5 Sprint Super Six 295m dash, which saw the Craig Roberts trained Platinum Marshall prevailing in the first of them when he made it three straight wins in a row when he claimed his 17.40s win. That booked him a trip north for the Group 1 Railway Sprint 318m heats at Manukau in a couple of weeks.

It was the turn of the C4 graded chasers in the next C4 Super Six 520m event, which saw the Dave and Jean Fahey trained Egomaniacal stylishly returning to winning form when he prevailed by 3.5 lengths in 30.29s after adopting pace making tactics.

The evening of Super 6 racing wrapped up with the second open class sprint which saw Craig Roberts confirming a northern Railway Sprint trip after he produced his slick sprinter Nelso Allen for his slippery 17.09s win in the C5 Sprint Super Six 295m dash. It was a compelling 2.25 length win by him.

Gem Ophella Allen Platinum Marshal Egomaniacal Nelso Allen
From top left: Gem was the stylish winner of the C2 Super Six 520m race; Daniel Roberts and his partner Katie Wylie are with Ophelia Allen after she landed her C3 Super Six 520m win; Platinum Marshall maintained his winning form when he prevailed in the C4 Super 6 Sprint; it gave young handler Jack Johnson great pleasure to box away Egomaniacal which resulted in his first ever win when he boxed away a race winner; Nelso Allen returned the quickest 295m Super 6 Sprint win when he stopped the 295m timer in a quick 17.07s

Active Electrical Christchurch NZ St Leger final

The Angela Turnwald prepared Diddilee is quickly developing a real affinity with the Addington track. He was very stylish in the manner that he landed his Group 1 30.19s victory in Thursday’s running of the $30,000 Active Electrical Christchurch NZ St Leger final. In doing so he made it three Addington 520m wins from as many races.

Diddilee
Diddilee following his NZ St Leger victory

Check back here on Monday for the full Group 1 review and post-race comments.

By Peter Fenemor

Posted on 8/02/2019 4:25:44 PM

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