Big Time Kaylee Surges to New Zealand Breeders Victory

She was the dog to watch, or in racing terms the black booker after last week’s heat performance, and Big Time Kaylee for Lisa Cole did not disappoint Thursday night at Addington Raceway with a phenomenal run to take out the New Zealand Breeders. The most lightly tried runner in the race having only 11 starts to date demonstrated her star potential with a time of 30.16s which was practically the same time as Leonard Bale who took out the Class 5 feature of the night in 30.15s.

In only her second run on the track she made a replica of last weeks beginning, finding her way to the front crossing some extremely talented dogs including Best Ball, Fairly Able, and La Rochelle. The concern in the heat was her very wide run out of the turn, this was near on nullified as she stayed in the middle of the track and cornered much better. La Rochelle railed underneath into second but it looked as if she had given too much of a start to the central districts up and comer as Kaylee got further in front heading into the straight. Her near on 4 length victory is certainly one of the highlights of the racing year so far.

With so much upside to her she could well be a star for the next few years to come. Great Work for Jean and Dave Fahey, who run Kaylee down in the heat finished on for a nice second while La Rochelle held on to third for Jason Dunn. The bitch out of Kilty Lad and Elle Packer has produced a run on feature night that takes some dogs 30 to 40 starts to do, and she has completed a group victory at start 11 in a superb 30.16s. Big Time Kaylee will certainly be an early favourite for the $45,000 New Zealand Oaks at this stage, a race where her trainer Lisa Cole had the whole field in last year’s edition.

 

Homebush Aimee was stunning in her own way as she took out the Harding Cup over the 295m in freakish fashion. The evenings sprint feature was all over after a literal second as last week’s heat winner exited the boxes even faster in the final. With a devastating 5.82s early sectional she never gave another dog a chance, absolutely destroying her opposition by nearly 4 lengths in a time of 17.22s. This year’s edition was made up of some handy runners including Galaxy finalists Opawa Bailey for Robin Wales and third placegetter Tucker for Daniel Lane. The John McInerney owned and trained bitch out of Homebush Chopper and Speedy Kazza was seemingly five lengths in front by the time another dog had left the boxes. The Riley Evans trained pair of Goldstar Major, and Goldstar Clover lead the forlorn chase after Aimee finishing second and third respectively. Homebush Aimee’s box speed, especially over the last few weeks, suggest she could pick up the odd Class 5 sprint victory with the help of a little trouble in behind.

   

Written by Shane Kendall

Posted on 09 February 2021

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