Federer's Boy takes out cup
FEDERER’S BOY continued on his giant-killing ways when he took out an exciting Casino RSM Club Beef Week Cup (484m), the feature race of the Casino greyhounds meeting at Queen Elizabeth Park last Friday.
He was not in the market when he took out the Rapidvite Maiden series in February, but in only his second win since he was able to beat some handy sprinters and grab the $3000 cup purse.
He was well placed throughout, even though he started from box six, and railed through on the home bend to grab the lead.
Trainer Chris Supple has always had a big opinion of this greyhound, which ran a best time of 27.49s in scoring by a neck.
The best time over the 484 metres was recorded by Hillcrest Gwen, which ran 27.40s.
Luck finally changed for this youngster, and with a clear run early she grabbed the lead down the back where she raced away.
The Charlie Northfield trained sprinter went on to score by nine lengths. It was her fourth win from 19 starts, and all have been on her home track.
There were only five starters in the Casino RSM Club Free For All but it was an exciting affair.
The five dogs went as one to the first bend with no runner giving an inch.
Maxie’s Chariot kept pushing through along the paint, and he finally got to the front at the top bend. There, the Neil Falls trained sprinter kicked clear to win by two lengths in 23.14s.
An impressive Mudgee Man came from last early to win the Richmond Bakery Stake in 23.09s, the best time of the day over the shorter 411m trip.
A recent addition to the Mitch Northfield kennel, he looked a forlorn hope as the high-flying Kidatee Alf was high-balling out in front.
Knuckling down to the task, though, he unleashed a powerful sprint to get in front near home and salute by three-quarters of a length.
Follow Your Nose made it two on the trot when he crashed across from the outside box to win the Ranvet Stake.
He was another to run a best time (23.12s) and won by 4-3/4 lengths. Danial Armfield trains him and he is racing in great heart.
Dean Turley’s Arissa shot away in the back section in recording 27.66s in a 3-1/2 length romp, while Piccolo Bacio also got to the front and ran 27.87s for Frank Hancock.
In other events, Crystal Flute ran 23.33s after taking over at the first bend for Peter Simpson; Lorian’s Horizon led all the way in 27.98s for Faye Currey; Just Rose railed well throughout to run 27.88s for Tim Billin; and Dayseas Suzie won the distance race in 35.94s for Claude Dacey.
Casino will race again this Friday with another big card of TAB racing.