Keenly Contested Hatrick Support Races

Keenly Contested Hatrick Support Races

 

As usual it was a strong support card to the Group 1 chasing action at the Hatrick Raceway on Friday evening. The $30,000 New Zealand Futurity was the key event, however quality racing on the undercard was witnessed in the other 11 races.

 

Pictured: Local trainer Nathan Udy found a number of younger friends after his charge Token Vikkers finished second in the last race 318m dash

 

The punters were rocked in the first race C2 305m dash when the John McInerney prepared Ngakawau prevailed when clocking 18.07s, returning a $27.80 win dividend. The Lisa Cole kennels trained the winners of half of the meeting – the first of her six winners came via Bigtime Archie who finished strongly to win his race 2 C2 520m assignment in 30.98s.

 

Cole struck again in the C1 520m feature final with Bigtime Bruno who completed his task in 30.42s much to the delight of his large group of Buckwild Racing owning team who vocally supported the red hot $1.30 win favourite to his victory. It was brilliant race placement by the Cole kennel as this was Bigtime Bruno’s fifth consecutive C1 win.

 

 

      

Sammy Stone brought back Ngakawau to the podium following the first race; Bigtime Archie after his C2 520m win; the delighted winning Buckwild Racing team with their winning greyhound Bigtime Bruno who was brought back by Ella Cole

 

The open class sprinters was next up and it was ripper of a finish when Hip Hop Rapper out finished the Hatrick 305m Friday specialist Sir Duggie when snatching his head win for his local conditioners Brian Marsh and Suzie Kite in 17.70s. It was reversal of the previous Friday clash where Sir Duggie prevailed by a nose margin over the same rival.

 

Bigtime Cooper fairly sizzled through his first sectional which he completed in a swift meet best 4.88s. That set up his 30.37s race 5 C4 520m win for Cole. Gray Bale has always displayed strength in his races, therefore it was ominous for his race 6 C3 520m rivals when he placed himself handy to the pace when rounding the first turn. He came away stylishly to take the event out in 30.68s for last year’s winning NZ Futurity trainer Matt Roberts.

 

      

 

Wanganui GRC President Brian Marsh was rapt with Hip Hop Rapper’s C5 305m win; Bigtime Cooper following his bold pace making 520m win; Matt Roberts trained Gray Bale to his 520m victory

 

Cawbourne Ridge capped off some consistent recent form when he dashed to his race 7 C3 295m win. He completed his sprint in 17.79s for his trainers Jake and Dayze Bell. It was his 17th career win, which came in his 155th race day outing.  The open class 520m greyhounds were next up and the Cole prepared Blazin’ Carter didn’t waste any time when he blazed away from the eight trap which set up his comfortable 30.44s win. It was another C3 305m sprint that followed and it was yet another local trainer who tasted success when Bacon My Heart landed his sprint win in 18s even for Nathan Udy.

 

      

 

Jake Bell with his 305m Friday winner Cawbourne Ridge; Claire Harding undertook the catching duties for Blazin’ Carter; while Nathan Udy was stoked with Bacon My Heart’s 305m victory

 

It was a Cole trained finish to the meeting when she provided the two remaining 305m sprint winners. Firstly it was Bigtime Jetty who pinged away fro0m the eight trap and that tactic set up in his meet best 17.56s 305m time when landing his comfortable win by a 6.25 length margin. Bigtime Banjo wrapped up the evening’s racing action when he delivered his easy 17.64s win.

 

 

Bigtime Jetty is looking rather proud following his 305m win as is his kennelmate Bigtime Banjo after his last race 305m win

 

By Peter Fenemor

 

 

Posted on 13/05/2019 1:28:06 PM

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