Ultra Rumble Wins New Years Cup

Last Saturday night, The Meadows hosted the the Group 3 Top Cat New Year’s Cup Final (600m) where Ultra Rumble claimed an upset victory.

Trained by Darren McDonald, Ultra Rumble ($14.70) defeated long-priced outsider Chloe Allen ($28.60) by 3.25 lengths with the consistent Aint Workin a further 4.25 lengths for third after running on the fence.

It was a devastating finish Flash Of Light, the odds-on favourite at $2.60 coming in second last.

Ultra Rumble (Spiral Nikita x Spiritual Rumble) claimed the $15 000 to-the-winner prize after working hard to cross the field from his wide box six draw before overtaking early leader and eventual runner-up Chloe Allen on the back straight.

The winner, a finalist in last year’s Hobart Thousand, ran a sharp 34.68 over the 600m, not quite as impressive as his 34.29 best time over 600m, securing his 17th victory from 54 starts for over $48 000 in stakes earned.

2010 New Years Cup Final Results:

Placing

Greyhound

Trainer

Margin (from winner)

1
ULTRA RUMBLE
D N McDonald
2
CHLOE ALLEN
S J Collins 3.25
3
AINT WORKIN’
L DELBRIDGE 7.50
4
SMOKIN ICHIBAN
M Wallworth 8.25
5
BARNIK BOY
J A Selleck 8.50
6
BLITZEM BALE
S J Collins 11.50
7
FLASH OF LIGHT
M A Delbridge 15.25
8
DOMINO VITALI
J D Fisher 17.50