Sign up to newsletter
* = required field

Tauwitchere approaching Last Hurrah

Multiple Group 1 finalist Tauwitchere will be striving to put a disappointing staying campaign behind her when she drops back to her pet middle distance at The Meadows on Saturday night.

Tauwitchere stepped up to 700m to target last month’s Group 1 Sandown Cup; however she was unplaced in all four assignments, the most recent a soundly-beaten fifth in a Cup heat.

“I was a little bit disappointed with her 700m runs,” said trainer Steve White.

“She didn’t jump like she normally can and found trouble every start.”

After a brief let-up Tauwitchere will drop back to a much more suitable 600m for Saturday’s GR8 Eight Series event (race 5 at 7.50pm).

But she’ll need to be on her game against the in-form Last Hurrah, winner of three of his last five, including a last start GR8 Eight success at Sandown Park.

The two key players are drawn alongside each other, with Last Hurrah (box 2) TAB’s $2 favourite, shading Tauwitchere (box 3) at $2.70.

Tauwitchere boasts a 50 per cent strike rate over The Meadows’ middle distance, winning four of her eight starts, while she has also won four from seven over 595m at Sandown.

“I think 600m – 660m is her best distance,” White offered.

“She’s nice and fresh and has raced well like this in the past. As long as she jumps she’s a chance but it won’t be an easy task.”

With Tauwitchere the winner of 19 of her 46 starts, highlighted by a runaway eight-length victory in last year’s Group 2 Launching Pad, the breeding barn is obviously a very appealing option for South Australia-based owner/breeder Kirin Corby and White expects it’s likely to be sooner than later.

“I know Kirin doesn’t want her to be racing for much longer as she’s a very valuable brood bitch, especially now that Irish Keepsake’s next litter has just started racing with success and has a track record holder (Suspense) already,” said White.

“There’s no rush though so we’ll look at targeting these GR8 Eight races.”

The content on this page was accurate at the time of publishing. If you notice any inaccurate content on this page or anywhere on the website, please report it here

Gerard Guthrie
About Gerard Guthrie - One of Australia's leading greyhound racing journalists since 2000 with the Greyhound Recorder and now with Greyhound Racing Victoria. Part-owner 2013 Group 1 Paws Of Thunder winner Sheikha. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)
View all posts

Related Posts

Best CBD for Dogs with Arthritis