Flash Of Light Wins 2010 McKenna Memorial Beating Pulp & Zambola Bale

On Thursday night Mark Delbridge’s speedy Victorian bitch Flash Of Light claimed another stunning victory when she outclassed a field of stars to win the $25,000-to-the-winner final of the Group 2 McKenna Memorial (595m) at Sandown Park.

Starting as the warm $2.60 favourite, the daughter of Premier Fantasy burst out of box two and held on to secure a stunning all-the-way victory finishing one and three-quarter lengths in front of rising young dog Pulp ($5.70), while the Grahame Bate-trained Zambola Bale was a further two and a quarter lengths back in third.

Flash Of Light and Zambola Bale both jumped beautifully and were head-to-head initially, Flash Of Light on the inside and Zambola Bale spearing across the field from box seven.

It was a gallant run from the Craig Chappelow-trained Pulp who had drawn awkwardly with box four but came from second last on the first turn to finish runner-up after a strong late burst down the straight, but they couldn’t catch Flash Of Light who once again was too good on the night winning in a sharp 34.24.

Flash Of Light now boasts an impressive record of 31 wins from 64 career starts for $222,000 in prizemoney, including a hat-trick of Group races after her earlier success in the Group 2 Rookie Rebel at The Meadows and the Group 3 Dawson at Sandown Park.

Her next big target will be the Group 2 Macro Meats Megastar (520m) at Dapto at the end of the month.

This weekend the group greyhound racing continues as The Meadows host the 12 heats for the $50,000 Group 1 Maturity Classic (525m) featuring talent including Cosmic Chief, Enry Walt, Cara Bale, Banger Harvey, Arsonist and McKenna Memorial fourth placegetter Philby.

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2010 McKenna Memorial Results

Place

Dog

Trainer

SP

Margin

1 FLASH OF LIGHT M A Delbridge $2.60F
2 PULP C Chappelow $5.70 1.75
3 ZAMBOLA BALE G J Bate $4.70 4.00
4 PHILBY R J Britton $7.10 5.25
5 SMOOTH FANCY K R Ward $6.50 8.50
6 LAST STRESS K R Ward $40.00 9.50
7 VOCIFEROUS T Womann $45.70 9.75
8 WHERE’S WOMBY K G Greenough $16.60 11.25