Could Brian Fothergill be hiding the next Coursing star in his kennels?
Maybe the next Better Than This? Two-time Waterloo Cup Champion, of course.
Well, Brian told me I was getting ahead of myself when I put the comparison of Barracuda Fozz and Better Than This to him.
But in my defence, much like Better Than This, Barracuda Fozz hasn’t taken to circle racing like he has coursing.
Barracuda Fozz has had three coursing outings. His first at Benalla saw him win the Dailly Greyhound Farms Dog Puppy Classic in April this year.
In May, Barracuda Fozz was runner up in the Brooke and Jamie Ennis Mixed Puppy Classic.
“He took his mind off the job at Longwood behind the trolly, but in all of his courses he has put in best of the day runs,” Fothergill said.
At Lang Lang last weekend, Barracuda Fozz won his three courses in the first week of the Sylvester Doyle Puppy Championship, advancing to this Sunday’s second round where he is in the running for the $3695 (plus VICGREYS) to-the-winner.
“He went a length off the track record,” Fothergill said.
“He also ran the same time in all three courses which is pretty exciting,”
“Admittedly, he did cop a bit of interference in his first course.”
Barracuda Fozz won’t face Sunday’s Sylvester Doyle Puppy Championship alone, he will compete for the same trophy as his litter brother Barramundi Fozz.
Barracuda and Barramundi Fozz are sons of Barcia Bale and Immortal Dream.
“Barracuda has always been three lengths faster,” Brian said.
What’s next for the Fozz brothers?
Brian will keep them on the coursing circuit with the Waterloo Cup in mind and hope that in time they will be able to transition to circle racing.