Breezy winds it up
DELIGHTED Stephen Casey was toasting the successful return of one of his charges while Tom Tzouvelis also had a memorable day at the Casino meeting yesterday.
Bit Breezy secured its 10th win in 35 starts for Casey, with victory in the $1750 484m Norco Greyhound Gear Stakes at Queen Elizabeth Park yesterday.
It was the two-year-old's first win since November and confirmed its return to form after a recent career-threatening injury.
Doubtful Creek trainer Casey is now eyeing more wins for his charge, which took a narrow win by a neck from challenger Integrity Beaver.
"She has definitely got some more wins in her," Casey said.
"This was a really good win, especially given that it was a heavy track.
"I am hoping she can get a few more wins and continue to go well."
The black bitch's racing career was thrown into doubt after sustaining a broken bone in her foot about three months ago.
Casey carefully nursed the racer back to health, although he admitted he had been pleasantly surprised by the win.
"You always think broken bones could be the end of a racing career," he said.
"If she hadn't come back so well, then we would have thought about retiring her.
"She is a good, keen bitch. She is no trouble and seems to love travelling around.
"We will see how she goes from now."
It was also a day to celebrate for Queenslander Tzouvelis, who secured a trifecta in the $2215 620m Casino Golf Club Stayers Stakes.
Pacific Prince took top spot for Tzouvelis as an $8.20 shot.
Racing continues at the track next Friday.