Murray Bridge Weekly Recap
Tuesday Meeting - Toby Nobes Trains A Straight Track Treble
It was a terrific day weather wise up the straight on Tuesday and the weather was certainly well received by Tony Nobes and his team of dogs, with Tony collecting a treble for the card. The day couldn’t have started better for Tony, as he took out the first two races which were both maiden events. All The Sass (Aussie Infrared x Scott Something) was the first winner with the fawn dog winning over the 350m trip. He left the boxes a bit rough and found early trouble when moving up the track, but once he got wide, he leveled out and went through the gears, eventually winning in 20.32. The litter sister Give Me Room then took out the next race with a good effort from box seven over the 300m distance. She stepped brilliantly and went straight to the rail, finding herself in front early. Out in front, she was too slick and won in 17.27. It was a little wait until race 11, but it was worth it with Kilcoy Brae completing the treble, with a gritty 17.19 win from box eight over the 300m. An enjoyable day for Tony and the team!
Ray Fewings notched up a double for the afternoon to continue a red hot run for his kennel. The dynamite Not For Profit was very dominant over the 350m trip, as he continues his wonderful return from a serious back leg injury. From box two, he went straight to the front and was far too quick, winning untouched in 19.04, making it six straight wins! Kisses For Shan then made a great return to racing following a lengthy spell, with her last start being in September last year. From box eight, she came out ordinary, but quickly mustered and took a gap that opened up. In the end she was a bit too good and won narrowly in 17.04.
Sunday Meeting - Butcher Maiden highlights One-Turn Action
Again we were treated to terrific weather conditions for our Sunday card and it was the Cam Butcher trained Ki Ki (Dyna Double One x Molly Be Nimble) who made a perfect start to her career, taking out the maiden over 395m. Being a half sister to Jack’s Well and Coorong Lucy, she is certainly bred well and going by the strength of her debut run, she has some ability too! After getting a run from the reserve bench, she lined up in box one and when the lids opened, she came out really well, scooting straight to an early lead. Once in front, she never looked like losing and ran away for a very comfortable win in 22.73, a time which stacked up quite well on the night.
One of the highlights of the night was the Mepunga Blazer grade 6 final over the 395m trip, which brought together a handy field. Taking out the race was the Mount Gambier visitor Bourne Sarah, who is trained by Dave Peckham. A very promising bitch who has shown electric speed so far in her career, she was able to replicate that speed which ultimately proved the race winning difference. From box five, she launched out of the boxes and led by a couple of lengths early and was looking good. She held the margin around the home turn, but was starting to get tired in the straight. Approaching the line she was stopping quickly but had done enough and gripped on for a very nice 22.57 victory. She will be winning a few more races if she keeps showing that dash!
Another highlight of the card was the Daish Irrigation and Fodder grade 5 final over the 455m trip and we saw a great effort from Coorong Cam, to take out the race. In what appeared to be a match race on paper between Coorong Cam and the return Mulgundawa, the former got the upper hand early and jumped straight to the lead from box seven. Before the turn, Coorong Cam had set up a good lead and whilst he got tired late, he held to win narrowly in 25.76, a win which no doubt pleased his trained Tim Richards.