Cindeen Shelby Wins 2010 Ladies Bracelet

Reigning Australian Greyhound of the Year Cindeen Shelby won yet another Group feature race on Saturday night when she easily beat a classy field of rivals in the $25,000-to-the-winner Group 2 Alan Evans Jewellery Workshop Ladies Bracelet Final (520m) at Wentworth Park.

The champion Kel Greenough-trained Cindeen Shelby started the Bracelet as the hot $1.40 favourite and lived up to all expectations, blazing to an emphatic 9 ½ length victory.

Long priced outsider Ashby Devil ($19.80) finished a mere nose in front of National Futurity winner Daydream ($6.20) in a photo-finish for second and third.

Cindeen Shelby began beautifully from box one and was barely challenged in her lead-all-the-way win.

Runner-up Ashby Devil missed the start and was slow to jump from box two, giving Cindeen Shelby an early advantage that saw her leading by five lengths before even half of the race had been run.

Third placegetter Daydream did well to get up on the outside from box one and take her position near the top of the field by the first turn.

Cindeen Shelby was in a race of her own by the end of the Bracelet

But none were as impressive as Cindeen Shelby who sprinted home down the straight widening her lead with each stride. She was in a race of her own by the end showing once again her flying speed and skill.

The winning red fawn bitch ran a sharp 29.85 over the 520m in the seven-dog race after the late scratching of Navada Sunrise.

Cindeen Shelby (Bombastic Shiraz x Proper Shelby) has now won 31 of her 53 career starts, including her last four in succession, and Saturday’s win was her seventh Group win from 12 attempts. She now boasts over $440,000 in career prizemoney.

2010 Ladies Bracelet Final Results

Place

Dog

Trainer

Time

Margins

SP

1 CINDEEN SHELBY Kel Greenough 29.85 $1.40 F
2 ASHBY DEVIL Warren Cunningham 30.52 9 ½ $19.80
3 DAYDREAM Brett May 30.53 nose $6.20
4 FLASH OF LIGHT Mark Delbridge 30.59 1 $5.80
5 JACKLIN BROWN John Boersma 30.59 nose $33.40
6 LA VOCA John Sweet 30.63 ½ $52.10
7 DANA BEATRICE Rodney McDonald 30.67 ½ $15.70
NAVADA SUNRISE (Late Scratching)