Nellie Noodles Wins 2010 Albion Park Gold Cup

Last Thursday night impressive black bitch Nellie Noodles swooped home to claim victory in the $50,000-to-the-winner Group 1 Cartwright Property Group Gold Cup (710m) at Brisbane’s Albion Park.

The in-form stayer went out as the $1.90 favourite and managed to hold off brilliant Queenslander Dashing Corsair ($2.30) by a length with roughie Blue Lorian ($31) a gallant third just a further half-length away.

Trained by Robert Britton, Nellie Noodles was sitting at the very back of the pack with a lap to go in the Cup final, before powering home to an inspiring last-to-first victory to maintain her perfect record in Brisbane.

Both Nellie Noodles and runner-up Dashing Corsair suffered a setback at the first turn. After recovering, the Dwyer Lennon-trained Dashing Corsair eventually took the lead holding off a strong challenge by Peter Whye’s Blue Lorian.

But it was Nellie Noodles who timed her run to perfection, pulling out a brilliant late burst to run down the leaders and secure victory in a respectable 41.84. Having shown such a shining to the Brisbane track, Britton may return to Albion Park with his emerging star for the Group 3 Big Dog Cup series, heats for which will be held Thursday week.

It was the second Albion Park Cup victory for breeder-owner Helen Ivers, the former Queenslander having previously seen success with Trojan Tears in 1994.

Nellie Noodles (Flying Penske x Classy Creek) has now won her last four races in succession, all at the Albion Park track, to bring her overall career record to nine wins and two placings from just 15 starts for a growing $71,070 in prizemoney.

In other group greyhound racing news from last Thursday night, Flash Of Light secured a classy win the $40,000-to-the-winner Group 3 The Dawson (515m) at Sandown Park. The Mark Delbridge-trained Flash Of Light ($3.50F) defeated Darren McDonald’s Nova Surf ($8.10) by a comfortable three lengths with Fedex ($4.60) finishing off the trifecta a further two and a quarter lengths away.

Check out the latest greyhound racing odds at today, there are some terrific dog races coming up to get in on including the heats for the Group 2 Traralgon Cup this Friday night!

2010 Albion Park Gold Cup Results





1 NELLIE NOODLES Robert Britton
2 DASHING CORSAIR Dwyer Lennon 1
3 BLUE LORIAN Peter Whye 1.5
4 JARVIS BALE Graeme Bate 6
5 ALLEN ZANDER Andrea Dailly 6.5
6 COUNTESS OF CORK Darren McDonald 7.75
7 ALLEN SHAUL Andrea Dailly 8.5
8 REIGN OVER ME Darren McDonald 9.75