• Friday, 24 Jul, 2015,
  • by Nick Ansell

Western Wrap: Tycoon’s Derby

ROBERT Britton’s Bruce Tycoon highlighted an exciting week of racing in the west of the state, taking home a mammoth $13,000 in the coveted Geelong Derby last Friday. Beginning as an equal favourite with Six Green Thumbs, Bruce Tycoon overcame early trouble to shoot through to the rails, leading by a significant margin before saluting by ten lengths. Steve Clarke’s Dodgy Dede put in an impressive shift to finish in second place, after stretching to long odds in the pre-race markets (Replay). Flaming Electra capped off a brilliant night for the Britton brothers, after she saluted in the Millers Muzzles Grade 6 Final – recording the fastest time of the night over the 400 metres in the process. Anthony Azzapardi’s Paua To Roar made the most of the inside draw to salute in the fastest time of the night over the 460 metres – a dazzling 25.60sec dash. Holding off strong competition throughout the race, Paua To Roar maintained a two length margin on Sheoak Blue Boy before breaking out to salute.
Geelong Friday Results & Replays: Click Here
HORSHAM was home to a number of exciting contests, with the fastest of the evening over the 410 metres going to Jennifer Corr’s Buckle In (6) – a blistering 23.35sec victory. After jumping only fairly, Buckle In used electric early speed to push to the front of the pack – a place which he didn’t give up. Killarney trainer Kevin Mugavin’s Cheap Currency showed brilliant determination going to the line, edging out All In Memphis for the fastest of the night over the 480 metres – a solid 27.51sec effort. The distance feature of the night was run and won by Miss Cercei in 32.73sec over the 570 metres. Using brilliant box speed, Miss Cercei shot away early on to gain a seven length buffer, before holding on to win emphatically (Replay).
Horsham Tuesday Results & Replays: Click Here

BALLARAT was headlined by the Topcat Video (1-4 Wins) Final over the 545 metres. Taken out by Brooke Ennis’ Spring Trail in a flying 31.02sec, Spring Trail showed impressive grit to weave through the field after falling back to sixth mid race. Heading into the home straight, he shot through to score in what was also the fastest of the night over the 545 metres (Replay). Rivergum Drive put in the run of the evening, a blistering 24.89sec salute over the 450 metres. Not only was this the fastest of the night and the first of a treble for the Greenough kennel, but the run was just 0.13sec from the track record set by Over Limit last year. Cosmic Medusa had to wait until the last of the evening to set the fastest of the evening over the 390 metres, a solid 22.21sec triumph. Shooting away on the first turn, Cosmic Medusa never looked in doubt – recording her second win in three starts.
Ballarat Wednesday Results & Replays: Click Here
WARRNAMBOOL saw a number of important contests take place – namely the heats for the Jade Weisse Memorial (Bitches Only). The fastest of the heats was taken out by Heart In Motion in 25.82sec. The fastest of the night over the 450 metres down south was taken out by Darren Fisher’s Aston Gatum, a standout 25.28sec triumph from box six. Aston Gatum showed devastating early pace to shoot away and score by four lengths. The Fisher kennel experienced more success, with Señor Laurie running out as quickest of the evening over the shorter distance of 390 metres in 22.26sec.
Warrnambool Thursday Results & Replays: Click Here
That was racing in Western Victoria last week, see you here again next week for another Western Wrap.
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Watch: Bruce Tycoon (7) wins the Geelong Derby last Friday night.

Nick AnsellNick Ansell

Nick Ansell

Freelance journalist and communications assistant at WestVic Dairy. Judge at the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club. Long-time greyhound aficionado, and carer of two happy, retired racers. (the views in this article are that of the author and not necessarily that of GRV)

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