Pulp Wins 2010 Big Dog Cup Beating Dashing Corsair

Last night at Brisbane’s Albion Park, the Craig Chappelow-trained Pulp claimed a surprise victory in the $15,000-to-the-winner Group 3 Big Dog Cup (600m) ahead of a top class field of rivals.

Pulp jumped from box seven and at the line was able to hold off the hot favourite Dashing Corsair by a length, with the speedy Velocity Regina a further 1 ¾ lengths away for third.

Finishing in a sharp time of 34.97, Pulp found the front coming into the final turn and was impressive when keeping the lead out wide despite a late challenge by champion Queenslander Dashing Corsair.

Flash Of Light and Velocity Regina got away to a good start taking the lead early, with Dashing Corsair unable to fully recover after checking off the heels of Velocity Regina approaching the home turn.

With the win, the lightly raced son of Collision x Frosty Fruits gave Chappelow his first Group race victory from 12 attempts.

The New South Wales trainer is now looking towards the McKenna Memorial (595m) at Sandown for Pulp.

First reserve Our Movie Star gained a start in the Group final last night after one of the warm favourites, Next Top Model, was scratched a few days before because of a chip in her hock.

There is plenty of excellent dog racing on this weekend as both Wentworth Park and Cannington host the heats for upcoming group race features.

Qualifiers for the $25,000 Group 2 Overflow @ Stud Bob Payne Winter Stakes (520m) will play out at Wentworth featuring top sprinting talents including Dana Beatrice, the Reg Kay-trained Elite Blue Size, Fancy Mandy, multiple Group winner Fedex, and Take The Kitty.

Also on Saturday night are the $35,000 Group 2 Schweppes WA Oaks (530m) heats at Cannington, with quality hopefuls fighting it out including Greta Bale, the Andrea Dailly-trained Cara Bale, and New South Wales runner Odessa Shiraz.

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2010 Big Dog Cup Results

Place

Dog

Trainer

Margin (From Winner)

1 PULP Craig Chappelow
2 DASHING CORSAIR Dwyer Lennon 1.00
3 VELOCITY REGINA Tony Brett 2.75
4 REIGN OVER ME Darren McDonald 4.75
5 BELAIR PRINCE Karen King 5.25
6 FLASH OF LIGHT Mark Delbridge 5.50
7 SCHECKLER BALE Tom Tzouvelis 8.25
8 OUR MOVIE STAR Reg Hazelgrove 10.50
Scratched
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