Competitive Cambridge NZRS Novice Final

Cambridge trainer Arch Lawrence enjoyed a successful afternoon at his local meeting last Thursday afternoon. He mentored three of his own home bred greyhounds to victory, which included two winner from the three 457m heats held to find the finalists for this Thursday’s $7,500 New Zealand Racing Series Novice final.


Pictured: Cambridge trainer Arch Lawrence with the quickest of his NZRS Novice heat winner Stefano (pic Sarah, Waikato GRC)


Lawrence is renowned for breeding his own racing stock and it looks like he has bred himself another tidy looking litter via the July 2017 whelped litter between Fast Archer and Trilise.


Stefano has made a solid start to his racing career and he landed his second career win when he finished boldly to claim his easy three length heat win, clocking 25.83s. He achieved his win from the ace trap and he moves back out to trap seven for the decider from where he has previously won.


His litter brother Zoro was always in control of the pace when he scampered to his 25.87s heat win. It was his third victory, in just his sixth race day outing. He will be sighted wearing the blue racing vest for the first time in his career this Thursday. Earlier on the race card Lawrence produced another littermate Looby’s Story to win her Maiden 375m dash in 21.74s, while later on another sister Sophia Noir produced a bold C1 375m second.


Shirley Ross has been a Waikato based grass roots industry participant for numerous decades. She has been enjoying a fair amount of recent success which include Tuff’s My Mum, who after chasing the pacemaker, put in the telling late bounds to claim her 25.93s heat win. This daughter of Oaks Road and Tough Diamond will exit from trap eight in the decider. She has compiled sound looking stats from the wider traps.




Waikato NZRS Novice heat winners Stefano with Arch Lawrence, while Shirley Ross brought back her charge Tuff’s My Mum - (pic Sarah, Waikato GRC); Opawa Jimbo brings volumes of race experienced into the final


Another local conditioner Karen Walsh will be represented by two contenders in the final. Thrilling Roar has just commenced his racing career, which so far has been characterized by making slow starts, then he has been sighed finishing powerfully. He overcame some early traffic issues when this son of Fernando Bale and Thrilling Ella put in some big late bounds for his heat second to Stefano. He will be introduced to the three trap for the first occasion on Thursday.   


Thrilling Audrey will hop away from the trap on the immediate inside of his kennelmate. She won her only previous race from trap two. This daughter of Fabregas and Thrilling Quest kicked on stoutly for her 2.75 length third behind Zoro. She owns the smart field best 25.68s best winning 457m time and that factor says she demands respect.


The vastly experienced Opawa Jimbo recently celebrated his 100th career outing and he earned his place in this field when delivering his 4.25 length heat third to Stefano. This son of Winsome Opawa and Opawa Andrea was sighted contesting the pace on the turn. He must do likewise by taking up a forward early position after he jumps from trap six here.


Shozzip Boomer will be sighted wearing the red racing vest on Thursday for his local conditioner Tom Patton. The son of Show the Money and Zipping Lucy led his heat rivals from the eight trap and it was only during the run home when he was claimed by a half length margin by Tuff’s My Mum. He must adopt similar pace making tactics from trap rise here.


That was an eye catching track debut 1.5 length heat second that the John McInerney prepared Here’s Hemi produced. This son of Ate Too Much and Embee Dee was sighted pushing forward from trap eight and he pressed on solidly from there. He hasn’t fared the best in the box draw stakes, being allocated the five trap to be loaded away into.


Team McInerney also provides the first reserve with Hemi’s litter brother Tiddy Cash who was also making his track debut in his heat outing. He settled in the midfield pack, from where he improved on the turn, then kicked on boldly for his 5.75 length heat third to Tuff’s My Mum.


Occupying the second possie on the reserves bench is Jinja Ted who has recently had his training duties taken over by Sam Lozell. The son of Barcia Bale and Unshaken settled handy to the pace from the one trap from where he whacked away when he finished four lengths astern of Zoro.  .


By Peter Fenemor



Posted on 3/07/2019 12:02:20 PM

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