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The Next Malawi’s Prince?

Track record run a dream result for Dewan

Trainer Brendan Dewan’s ambition of owning another Malawi’s Prince is alive and well, following a stunning track record run by his young greyhound Dewana Result at Warragul yesterday.

In just his third race start and at 22 months of age, Dewana Result (Cosmic Rumble – Wildcard Lass) resumed from a fall with an electrifying performance over Logan Park’s popular 460m trip last night, stopping the clock at 25.43sec and slicing half a length off Walk Hard’s track record.

The stunning 12 length win came as no surprise to the Edithvale trainer.

“I trialled him at Warragul a few months ago and he ran 25.32sec. I received an offer of $70,000 for him after that trial, but I knocked it back, and he actually had to have a couple of months off after that run because he developed a mild case of acidosis.”

“But he isn’t for sale at any price. Even if I was offered half a million dollars for him I’d knock it back because at my age (71), and after years of trying to breed a champion greyhound, I just want to have a bit of fun with him,” Dewan said.

Incidentally, Dewan and son Matt owned one of the greatest sires this country has produced – Malawi’s Prince – who was widely regarded as Australia’s number two sire behind the mighty Head Honcho throughout the 1990s.

“I knocked back $70,000 for him but I wouldn’t sell him for half a million dollars. After the first 10 to 15 metres he explodes like no dog I’ve had before” – BRENDAN DEWAN

And while he has huge wraps on Dewana Result, who is a powerful 38kg greyhound, he is reluctant to draw comparisons between the him and Malawi’s Prince.

“I’ve got no doubt that Dewana Result is one of the quickest greyhounds in Australia right now. In his first trial back from having two months off he equalled the 390m track record at Ballarat.”

“But he’s got a lot more to achieve before you could compare him to Malawi’s Prince. He (Malawi’s Prince) was a freak at the time, winning his first start by 11 lengths at Warragul and winning the (1991) Ballarat Cup in just his eighth start.”

“He also had a metropolitan track record to his name, running 29.47sec at Olympic Park,” Dewan said.

A star on the track winning 17 of 31 starts, Malawi’s Prince went on to became a sensation at stud, producing top class greyhounds of the calibre of Tenthill Doll, Token Prince, Malawi Law, Placard and Prince Of Tigers among many others.

Dewana Result is now being targeted for the inaugural Northern Districts Cup at Shepparton, where a $25,000 first prize is up for grabs.

“He fell at Shepparton two starts ago so it will be interesting to see how he responds to that,” Dewan said. “To bounce back from that run and break the Warragul track record is pretty amazing.”

“In fact a few of his littermates are also showing a lot of promise such as Dewana Hitman (won 3 from 5), Dewana Lass (runner-up in the Group 3 Vic Breeders at The Meadows) and Dewana Babe (recently won four on end), but Dewana Result is easily the best of them, and while he isn’t the quickest of beginners, after the first 10 to 15 metres he explodes like no dog I’ve ever had before.”

While he isn’t getting ahead of himself, Dewan would love nothing more than for Dewana Result to win Northern Districts Cup, and then follow in the paw prints of Malawi’s Prince’s by proving his class at metropolitan level before embarking on a successful stud career.


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