Saturday’s Young Stars Classic Heats

Last Saturday night, Cannington in WA hosted the heats of the Group 3 Movember Young Stars Classic (530m) in an entertaining and enthralling night of racing.

Four heats were contested by 32 quality dogs, half of which won at their last start, making for an elite standard of runners and eventual winners progressing on to the $30 000 final.

The opening heat of the night was won by Countess Of Cork in 30.78 seconds, a long way off her best of 30.49.  Jumping from box seven, Countess Of Cork defeated Flying Emu by 1 ¼ lengths with Rapid Octane pulling in a close third.

T. Erenshaw’s Blue Goose was easily the fastest qualifier of the night, taking out heat two in a scintillating 30.13. The impressive speedster beat home How I Roll by 4 ½ lengths with Delaque a distant third some 9 ¾ lengths back from the winner.

Runner-up How I Roll will be one of two dogs representing trainer L. Britton in the final next Saturday and was the second fastest qualifier with 30.42 seconds.

Sandhog won heat three, three lengths ahead of Dollstan Dream with I’m Hot Property pulling in 7 ¾ lengths behind the winner.

The last heat of the night saw trainer L. Britton’s other final qualifier, Tender Moment claim a 2 ¾ length victory ahead of Strike Bullion with Explicit Dancer finishing third.

Clocking 30.55 seconds Tender Moment was equal third fastest qualifier with heat three winner Sandhog, a personal best for both dogs. Tender Moment has shown sensational form, winning their past three races in succession.

The final of the Movember Young Stars Classic will be held at Cannington next Saturday night. Scheduled as Race 5 on the programme, it is due to commence at 8:25pm.

Group 3 Young Stars Classic Final Field & Box Draw:

Box        Greyhound                         Trainer                  Best Time            Last Time

1              HOW I ROLL                        L. Britton              30.42                     30.42

2              COUNTESS OF CORK       P. Sayer                                30.49                     30.78

3              STRIKE BULLION               B. Keel                  30.74                     30.74

4              DOLLSTAN DREAM          S. Richards          30.43                     30.75

5              FLYING EMU                      J. Millsteed         30.71                     30.87

6              BLUE GOOSE                      T. Erenshaw       30.13                     30.13

7              SANDHOG                           W. McNally         30.55                     30.55

8              TENDER MOMENT           L. Britton              30.55                     30.55