After beginning equal last in a heat of the inaugural Northern Districts Cup at Shepparton last night, Dewana Result ran three lengths off the 450m track record in 25.009sec in his fourth career start.
Based on form, Dewana Result looks virtually unbeatable in Saturday’s $25,000 to-the-winner final, but trainer Brendan Dewan isn’t getting carried away.
“On paper he’s got six or seven lengths on the field, and I actually think he is well drawn in Box 6 considering that the dogs on his outside aren’t brilliant beginners,” said Dewan, 71, of Edithvale.
“But anything can happen in racing and there is no such thing as a certainty. I was just rapt he got around ok because last time I took him to Shepparton he fell, and I wish all the runners well in the final and hope that every greyhound in the race gets a good run at it.”
“It’s an incredible race for young dogs, to be putting up that sort of money at a provincial track is quite amazing.”
“I honestly think that given a clear run the Shepparton track record isn’t beyond him” – BRENDAN DEWAN
Dewana Result made headlines when lowering Walk Hard’s 460m track record at Warragul in just his third start, and Dewan believes the youngster can give Shepparton’s long standing 450m track record a shake as well.
“I honestly think that given a clear run the Shepparton track record isn’t beyond him, but he’d have to have all the favours. The two dogs that hold that record (Cape Hawke and Slater) were both outstanding greyhounds.”
“I can’t wait to see what he (Dewana Result) can do at a big track like Cranbourne. There is a series coming up there shortly for greyhounds with 1-5 wins, so we might head there with him after the Northern Districts Cup,” Dewan said.
Dewana Result, who weighs a strapping 38 kilograms, has now had four starts for three wins and a fall.