The Tony Brett trained Glen Gallon
ran a race record in winning last night’s feature event at Albion
box four, Glen Gallon pushed through between leaders Ritza Ryder and Wy Yung
Tiger in the run to the first turn. The son of Flying Stanley and Incoherent
carved out an impressive second sectional time of 11.57 before going home
powerfully in 12.52 to take the group 1 $75,000 to the winner Garrard’s Winter
Carnival Cup in 29.86.
winner Hades Rocket, trained by Victoria’s
Darren McDonald, held the race record at 29.90.
Fearnley’s Wy Yung Tiger held on gamely for second. Jason Mackay’s Zipping
Catra launched a claim into third position mid race and held that spot to the
finish. Young Snozz, also trained by Mackay, finished fourth.
has won the past three 520 metres group 1 events run at Albion
Park. Iso Octane won the Winter
Carnival Cup last year. Glen Gallon won last year’s Brisbane Cup.
group ones is what it’s all about, it’s a great feeling and you never get tired
of that feeling,’’ Brett (pictured with Glen Gallon, family and supporters) said.
also really satisfying to win a group one in front of a home crowd.’’
Gallon is raced by Steve Williams and Lionel White who operate Velocity Lodge
greyhound complex in the Hunter Valley
region of New South Wales.
Williams has been unwell and didn’t attend last night’s meeting. White was
there to accept the trophy.
congratulated trainers Michael Fearnley from Victoria
and Jason Mackay from New South Wales
for their second and third placings.
go interstate a fair bit and I know how hard it is to beat the locals, wherever
you go. They have run into Glen Gallon at his best on his home track.’’
is sending Wy Yung Tiger back to Victoria
today, justifiably proud of the dog’s two Albion
Park performances of a Winter
Carnival Cup heat win and last night’s second placing.
staying in Queensland a little longer, heading up to Hervey Bay to visit my 92
years old mum. Wy Yung Tiger flies home today. I’m proud of his run to Glen
Gallon, we picked up $19,000 prizemoney running second,’’ Fearnley said.
next group event for which Glen Gallon is eligible is the National Sprint
heats are at Albion Park
on Thursday, August 2 over 520 metres with the state final on August 9. The
winner represents Queensland in
the group 1 grand final over 461 metres in Hobart
on Saturday, August 25.
year’s National Distance Championship follows the same format. Queensland
heats and state final are at Albion Park
over 710 metres on August 2 and 9. The grand final is in Hobart
on August 25 over 709 metres.
Story by Paul Dolan, photo by Corey