Spud Regis Storms In To Group 3 SA Derby Final Favouritism
Written By James Dunn, Australian Greyhound Racing Contributor Friday 21st September 2012
Victorian chaser Spud Regis stamped himself as a real star of the future with a dominant display in the Group 3 Coca Cola SA Derby last night at Angle Park.
The Andrea Dailly trained flyer blitzed his rivals in a best of night 29.63 for the 515m journey leading throughout and winning by over 3 lengths from kennel mate Grigorieva Bale with fellow Victorian Peter Rocket for trainer Keith Hellmuth finishing third.
Spud Regis flew the lids early running a sizzling 4.32 to the winning post on the first occasion and from there was never headed recording his 7th win from just 10 starts and claiming the $25,000 first prize.
The Daillyâ€™s intimated that the Triple M Adelaide Cup would be â€śSpudsâ€ť next mission with the heats to be run at Angle Park on October 4 and the Group 1 Final on October 11 however he will be running into the star of the Dailly kennel in Heston Bale who bounced back into the winnerâ€™s list last night and also looks on target for the $100,000 feature.
Heston Bale was surprisingly beaten last week at his first look at the Angle Park track however he made amends in a big way last night, coming from well back and wide he rounded up his rivals including Group 1 winner Zara Zulu and raced away for an impressive victory in 29.99 for the 515m journey.