“Oldmate Marley improves sharply to win her maiden”
Oldmate Marley was sent out at juicy odds in tonight’s Get The TABtouch Maiden over 405m. Before coming to WA the black daughter of Elite State raced three times on outer NSW tracks and finished eighth at Temora, fifth at Dubbo and sixth at Coonamble. She then crossed the Nullarbor Plain and joined Banjup based trainer Pete Brown who has enjoyed plenty of success with ‘Oldmate’ greyhounds in the past. On November 7 she resumed at Mandurah and after early bumps ran fifth behind promising speedster Goodbye, beaten just three lengths. This evening she began well and swept to the front at the first turn before exploding away from her rivals in the middle stages. While favoured runners West On Zena and Fantastic Amy made late ground, Oldmate Marley was always going to hold on. The winning margin was a comfortable three lengths over West On Zena and another five lengths away third was even money favourite Fantastic Amy. Oldmate Marley paid the lucrative odds of $26.00 with TABtouch Fixed Odds. She is still very young and will turn two years old in March.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 1 Number 6 CHICAGO NIGHTS : Is a well bred type who mustered nicely before doing everything right. Will only get better.
Race 3 Number 4 TIGERMITE : Once she broke free of traffic she worked home nicely. Will win one soon.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)