Fedex Wins the 2010 Temlee

It was a bumper night of racing at The Meadows on Saturday night, with one of the highlight moments of the meeting happening in race eight when Fedex claimed a nail-bitting victory in the $50 000 Group 1 Macro Meats Temlee, becoming a triple Group 1 winner.

The Jason Thompson-trained Fedex ($6.10) got away brilliantly from box three and eventually beat home High Earner ($6.30) by just three quarters of a length with the Group 1 Hobart Thousand winner Prankster ($13) coming in third.

Fedex’s victory gave Thompson a hat-trick of Temlee wins, after he trained the 2008 and 2009 winners.

It was a disappointing finish for the odds-on favourite, Dyna Lachlan who could only manage fifth place while second elect Cindeen Shelby ($5.60), voted the night before as the Victorian Greyhound of the Year for 2009, finished well back in seventh.

High Earner and Fedex got away well from the boxes, but it was Queenslander Mr. Metz in box seven who crossed the field on the outside and led early on. It wasn’t long before High Earner grabbed the lead pulling away fast as Mr. Metz tiered and dropped back in the field.

Eventual runner-up High Earner was then the leader on the home turn before Fedex made his move on the outside. The two battled head to head over the final few metres, but it was Fedex who came away with the win in the end.

Fedex (Primo Uno x Tranquil Goddess) ran a solid 30.06 over the 525m sprint feature and has now won 23 of his 57 career starts. His other two Group 1 victories came in the Silver Chief and National Derby.

He will now move on to the MTD Australian Cup semi-finals next week.

2010 Temlee Results:

Place

Greyhound

Trainer

Margin

1
FEDEX
J Thompson
2
HIGH EARNER
C Robartson 0.75
3
PRANKSTER
R J Britton 2.50
4
BIRTHDAY BOY
S J Elsum 3.75
5
DYNA LACHLAN
A L Dailly 5.50
6
ENRY WALT
G S J Ennis 6.50
7
CINDEEN SHELBY
K G Greenough 6.75
8
MR. METZ
R D Ball 11.00