The Sprinters Will Be Flying Friday Evening

Red hot short course sprinting is assured at the Hatrick Raceway on Friday evening with five 305m heats to be contested for the $16,000 Wanganui Toyota Dash For Cash at Group 2 level (races 2-6). The line-up includes the potent recent $35,000 The Fitz Sports Bar Galaxy Sprint winner Buddy Boom.

Pictured: Buddy Boom seen here winning his Galaxy Sprint title – he’s contesting a Dash For Cash Friday 305m heat (pic Dave Robbie)


Here’s a look at some of the leading Dash For Cash heat contenders, together with their respective TAB Futures and Top 3 quotes.


Securing the draw advantage in the first heat is the Lisa Cole prepared Galaxy Sprint finalist Trojan Hoarse $10 & $3.20.  His kennel-mate Awesome Quality $41 & $11 is in solid current sprint form. Ray Adcock is travelling north with his Galaxy Sprint third place getter Flora Dora $41 & $11. She adds interest here being on-track debut.


Goldstar Trooper $21 & $6 would have benefited from his 305m track debut outing last Friday for his trainers Steve and Bonnie Evans. The Gary and Sandra Fredrickson prepared Bigtime Emjay $51 & $13 is always capable of delivering a competitive sprint here.


Sir Duggie $5 & $2 bounced back into winning form for Cole last Friday when he claimed his 56th career win via his 17.69s 305m dash. He holds obvious heat two claims. Kennelmate Bigtime Shine $26 & $7 can deliver a sharp sprint from her kind trap 1 draw, while drawing the two trap can aid the qualifying claims held by Big Time Billie $21 & $6.


The northern Sam Lozell trained Fantastic Amy $41 & $11 is proven over the 305m dash here and she was sound when delivering her Manukau Sunday 318m third. Drawing out in trap eight presents Dynamite Danger $61 & $16 with swooping claims for the Fredrickson’s. He won from that trap two races ago.


Onto the third heat which sees the Galaxy Sprint winner Buddy Boom $4 & $1.75 sprinting after another Group Race title. He showed he’s on target for that for his conditioners Jared Udy and Denise Cottam when dash through his 305m track debut outing in 17.43s last Friday. The Cole prepared sprinters Cheese And Chalk $26 & $7 and Bigtime Pearl $26 & $7 are both proven Hatrick 305m sprinters.


Captain Kev $16 & $4.70 is a littermate to Buddy Boom and he’ll hop away from the ace trap for his trainers Wayne and Tracey Steele. He has returned to the postrace podium in all four of his previous races when wearing the red racing vest. Another northern sprinter Opawa Viking $51 & $13 has found form at the right time as seen by his recent sound efforts for his trainer Sean Codlin.


The Udy and Cottam partnership are seeking to also qualify Miss Claude $21 & $6 who returns to her former home track for her heat four dash with winning Manukau 318m form. Big Time Frosty $18 & $5 has the ability to ping away from the traps for Cole, while kennel-mate Bigtime Kiss $26 & $7 was a recent Galaxy Sprint finalist who is likely to finish solidly here.


Marcie Flipp mentored her sprinter Idol Niffy $101 & $26 to finish third in last year’s Dash For Cash final and his advancement claims from trap two cannot be lightly dismissed here. The Steele’s are also looking for further finals representation via their trap 1 drawn Electric Dancer $51 & $13 who has placed in all three of her races from that trap.


Bigtime Eve $21 & $6 dropped back to C4 Monday 410m sprinting and she duly obliged for Cole in 23.21s. She can slip around the outer from her trap eight draw in the fifth heat here. Super Over Drama $16 & $4.70 would have benefited from his 305m track debut sprint last week for the Evan’s partnership.


The northern Steele’s, plus Udy and Cottam kennels will be looking to Jinja Mongo $41 & $11 and Kiwi Boy $21 & $6 to book final field positions for them. Consider the Angela Turnwald prepared Trophy Trophy $14 & $4.20 who gains a race from off the reserves bench here. That was a sound NZ debut Monday 23.32s 410m win he claimed.



Wanganui Toyota Dash For Cash heat contenders includes (from left) Trojan Hoarse; Sir Duggie; Idol Nifty; Super Over Drama


By Peter Fenemor

Posted on 28 November 2019

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