It’s quite elementary… You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out True Detective is Australia’s most versatile greyhound.
Once again, he laid down the law to his rivals – this time in a star-studded Gr8 Eight (725m) at The Meadows.
Trained by Jeff Britton, True Detective (Box 7) was prominent throughout before pulling away for a comfortable win.
A perennial Group 1 performer, True Detective ($3.40) defeated Sandown 715m track record holder Here’s Tears ($6.50) by 2.3L, with staying revelation He Shall Power ($2.40F) a further 1.9L away third in 42.79sec.
True Detective (Aug ’17 Black Magic Opal x Little Grey) avenged his narrow defeat to Here’s Tears in the G1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers (725m) at The Meadows in late February.
WATCH: True Detective (7) accounts for Here’s Tears (4) and He Shall Power (8) in a Gr8 Eight (725m) at The Meadows.
A four-time G1 finalist – including victory in last year’s Hume Cup (600m) at The Meadows – True Detective notched his 23rd win from 42 starts.
It was also his third win from six starts over 725m at The Meadows. And courtesy of a $10,500 first prize, his stakes jumped to $357,765.
True Detective won the G2 Summer Distance Plate (720m) at Wentworth Park in January and late last month was runner-up to Bronski Beat in the G1 Sandown Cup (715m).
Pawnote: Previous winners of the $15,000 Special Events spread across Victoria’s two metropolitan tracks and run over a variety of distances are: Mister Harlewood (Sandown, May 7 – 715m), Rockstar Beav (Sandown, May 14 – 595m), Simon Told Helen (Sandown, May 28 – 515m), Weblec Haze (The Meadows, May 30 – 600m), Last Hurrah (Sandown, June 4 – 595m), Simon Told Helen (The Meadows, June 6 – 525m), Blazing Cartier (Sandown 715m – June 11) and Simon Told Helen (The Meadows – June 13).
Further races on the Gr8 Eight calendar are:
Thursday, June 25 – Sandown Park (595m)
Saturday, June 27 – The Meadows (525m)