Victa Grosso flies around the Gawler circuit

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We had a 12 race card on a cold Sunday night at Gawler. The first winner of the meeting was Extraction, trained by Mike Wittholz, with the blue dog able to capitlise on some mid race luck, to run away with 3 length victory. This pup is from the next litter to Bedrock Fred, and whilst he has a long way to go to reach his lofty heights, he does seem to have a bit of strength on his side.

Tony and Lisa Rasmussen were able to land three winners between them for the meeting. Those three winners included Victa Grosso, Sunday Sip and Little Purpose. The most impressive of the three and for the whole meeting, was Victa Grosso who set the track alight with a flying run. It was a match race in the market between himself and Came And Went, but when Victa Grosso landed a length off Came And Went hitting the first turn, it was race over. Victa Grosso went on to run an airborne 30.41 overall time, which is as fast they go.

Angela Modra has got her kennel flying at the moment, and that continued on Sunday as she was able to land a training double. Sutton Prince was the first winner, with an impressive run over the 531m trip. He led with pretty quick splits of 5.19-15.87, before holding off a strong Sky And Thunder in 30.73. Sutton Daisy then made it two, offsetting a tricky box five with a brilliant beginning. She was able to clock a slick first split of 8.69, before proving too quick for Victa Buzz, winning in 22.83. That made it 8 winners from Angela’s last 12 runners, which is a cracking strike rate!

Trevor Jessup had his first runner for a couple of months in the form of Kelly’s Missile, who returned from a four month spell. He was helped with box one but it was a good field that the black chaser had to contend with. That proved to be no dramas, as he flew out in a flying 8.53 first split. He was looking good down the back but was overtaken as they hit the home turn and that appeared to be the end of his race, however, he was not having a bar of that! In the straight Kelly’s Missile came back at the leader, and got his head down at the right time to land a fantastic first up victory. Well done to Trevor for having him ready to go after a lengthy break!