Do That repeats magical form
SENSATIONAL youngster Do That made a ‘one-act affair’ of last Friday’s Meat E Vite Extra Pro Final at Casino, and in the process smashed the track record with a run that broke the magical 27-second mark for the first time.
When the lids lifted, Do That was straight onto the bunny, and raced away with a paralysing burst.
She careered right away from the field to win by 7½ lengths in 26.91secs. The Matthew Reid-owned and trained sprinter has now recorded four wins from only starts, and has a very bright future in front of her.
The previous 484 metre record was held by Azure Allegro who was trained by Neville Robson. He had some consolation of losing that honour when his charge Allegro Charm obliterated the 620-metre record earlier in the day, when she won by 9½ lengths in 34.84s, bettering the old mark (35.26) by some six lengths. It was her sixth win at the track from 15 starts.
Veteran performer Kidatee Alf led all of the way when he took out the Shane Newstead Auto stake in 23.37s by three-quarters-of-a-length, while the promising Hayden’s Run won the final race by 7¾ lengths in a fast 22.83s.
Glen Northfield’s Lilly Vale won the opening maiden for his daughter Susie, winning by 2¾ lengths in 23.62s; Cousin Charlie got into the act when Ink Pot took out the Richmond Valley Pet Supplies stake in 27.54s.There was cheering all round when Ebony Zac finally saluted at his 54th start for Athol Bradley; Chris Supple won again with Life Raft; Brisbane’s Jeff Ahern won with Bibsy Boo in the Norco Co-op Stake in 35.91s.
Thanks to Norco and Meat-E-Vite for their sponsorship of the main race, and it was a pleasure to see Sharon Bezrouchka and Peter Brown on track enjoying the action.