Sunny Boy Love upto the challenge
Tuesday, 22nd June, 2010
Short-priced favourite Sunny Boy Love took out Saturday's GRNSW Country Challenge at the Newmarket Raceway with a devastating burst of speed from the boxes.
The Kenneth Gill-trained and Scott Slater owned dog was a couple of lengths in front by the time they reached the first line the first time, and was never headed.
Mildura Hoon chased him hard and got to within about a length coming off the back but the favourite clicked up another gear and burst away to record a five-and-a-half length win from kennelmate Uno Blackjack, who made good ground over the concluding stages. Mildura Hoon finished third two-and-a-quarter lengths away.
The time was quite quick - 30.44 - after running a blistering 30.30 in the heat last week.
The other feature event of the day was the Sturt Club Maiden which went to the Fred Sweet-trained Fifth Gear who began a little slowly but railed up brilliantly in the straight to score by two-and-a-half lengths from Brett's Boy with Lego Man third. Full results on page 14.