Jai Alai (pictured) has taken out the 2016 $10,000 Glenview Cup at Traralgon last Saturday night putting a much needed smile on the face of owner Cameron McLiwraith after an emotionally tough week.
Leading from start to finish from the favourable box one Jai Alai took out his second final at Traralgon from the 395 metre distance in a best of the night time of 22.52sec.
“I wouldn’t say that we were confident heading into the race but having box one made his chances a lot better in such a good field,” Co-trainer Ben Divirgilio explained.WATCH: Jai Alai take out his second final at Traralgon on Saturday night in the $10,000 Glenview Cup (395m).
Since returning to the care of trainer Lyn Smith in October, Jai Alai has made the trek to Traralgon and a great line of form; claiming victory on four out of six occasions at the newly established track.
“The track really suits him because he is a great box dog and he rails really well – he doesn’t always begin that well but his turn of foot after 10 metres is amazing,” he said.
The training duo Lyn Smith and Ben Divirgilio have 12 race dogs between them, with Jai Alai a bit of a stand out in the kennels.
“He has the best temperament; he is going home as a pet as soon as he finishes racing but he could be a pet right now because he is so laid back, he is truly one of a kind,” Ben said.
Out of the boxes, Jai Alai snatching the lead in the very early stages to set up his win