“Conway Gundi causes upset result in Winter Sprint heat”
Talented speedster Conway Gundi unleashed a strong late surge to overhaul more fancied rivals to win tonight’s third heat of the Winter Sprint. Race favourites Mottza and Alfa Tonic matched strides in the lead but turning for home $22 outsider Conway Gundi began to close on the pair. He reached the lead out wide on the track with fifty metres to go before prevailing by half a length in 23.09. Mottza won the photo finish for second a half head in front of Alfa Tonic. Four heats were contested over the 405m distance so first and second from each heat qualified for next Friday’s Final. The other three heat winners clocked faster times namely Fabs Gem (22.71), Optical (22.51) and Slingshot Gypsy (22.61). Despite his time Conway Gundi will have admirers in the final given that he was won 13 of his 25 career starts for Crossman trainer Christine Bennett.
HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :
Race 3 Number 3 HAPPY RAGE : Led throughout in a smart 22.95 and with her early speed is going to lead and win plenty.
Race 5 Number 7 WESTDALE ANNE : Made ground to finish third and from an inside draw will be very hard to beat next start.
Ryan Levitzke (commentator)
Races 9-12 abandoned due to local power issues.
|Equity Fund||Chris Halse|
|Conway Gundi||Christine Bennet|
|New Echo||Terry Erenshaw|
|Westdale Prince||Andrew Mclaren|
|Fabs Gem||Greg Martin|
|Slingshot Gypsy||Paul Stuart|
|Fantastic Zip||John Iwanyk|