24/05/2024

2022 Group 1 Gold Bullion winner Jungle Duece with Trainer Raymond Smith and connections after the presentation (Picture The Greyhound Recorder)

The people's greyhound, Jungle Duece, has continued his hot form in a come from behind victory at Albion Park to take the 2022 Group 1 Garrard's Gold Bullion.

The people’s greyhound, Jungle Deuce, has continued his hot form in a come from behind victory at Albion Park to take the 2022 Group 1 Garrard’s Gold Bullion.

Jumping only fairly, Jungle Deuce had to squeeze himself through Kooringa Lucy and Spotted Elk first time past the post. Louis Rumble set the pace early to lead around the first bend. As they stretched out down the back, Jungle Deuce started to muster speed.

As the pair rounded the final bend, they were neck a neck. The class of Jungle Deuce prevailing as he sped up the inside line. Racing away down the final straight to take the win. A fast finishing Kooringa Lucy working through for second, with Louis Rumble clinging on for third.

The win, now seven on the trot, adding to an already impressive start to 2022, including greeting the judges first in the Group 1 Paws of Thunder only a fortnight ago.

True to his word, Raymond Smith would have chucked a something behind the bar back in Forbes. The whole town likely to have “Got on the Duece” last night.

Inspiring run gives We The People first group victory

A stirring come from behind victory by We The People has finally given her a group victory on the resume in the 2022 Group 3 Garrard’s Gold Cup. A multiple group finalist, her best previous being the 2021 Sky Racing Galaxy back home in Perth back in April.

Jumping only fairly before being pinched onto rail just before the first bend. We The People dropped out to be dead last as they turned for the first time in the 710m event.

The first bend becoming messy as star trainer Andrea Dailly’s Gypsy Wyong tumbled. The tumble causing a flow on as Days of Thunder and Hank The Hustler ran wide. Up in front, Eye Catching and Micks Recall were enjoying a tight tussle past the judges for the first time.

As the dogs round the second bend and headed down the back for the last time. We The People got to work. Crossing over and under like an NBA star trying drive to the basket. She found herself poised to pounce in second by the end of the back straight.

Perched on the outside hind quarter of Knicks Bale. It took her until the sponsorship signage to muster the last bit of speed, stretching out to take the victory.

Knicks Bale an unlucky second, Micks Recall rounding out the podium.

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Hope’s Golden stays true to her name

Impressive young bitch, Hope’s Golden, proved too speedy in the TAB Queensland Short Course Final. Held over only 331m, there is no time for mix ups, dogs needing to be out quick to avoid the pack.

Jess Sure Can and Summer’s Flyer appeared first as the bunny passed. Hope’s Golden, squeezing through to be second by the bend. She worked hard around the outside, crossing Jess Sure Can as they straightened.

The cross proving enough to put Jess Sure Can out of stride, leaving her a clean run to the line. The margin an impressive four lengths for the shorter journey.

Jess Sure Can re-mustering speed to hold on for second, with Borneo Bandit using the inside line to advantage for third.

Love You Peaches from the clouds

In a run only barely overshadowed by We The People’s in the Gold Cup. Love You Peaches came from the clouds to become the pride of Queensland’s country dogs.

Love You Peaches, an impressive blue bitch based in Rockingham, traded the country for the big city lights in fine style to take out the TAB Country Cup.

Jumping cleanly, before a group of dogs four wide hit the first bend. Springhtly Bro tracked wide and tumbled. His tumble causing Love You Peaches and Inconsequential to run out and lose momentum.

Easy Eddie and Little Ripper taking advantage to lead the down the back straight by four lengths. Turning for home, Love You Peaches had worked back into third, with the leaders in sight but work to do.

She had worked onto their tails as the track straightened, but couldn’t find an opening past the bigger dogs. As they settled, a gap came, and the little frame became an advantage as she pushed up between them to take the win.

Her turn of foot reminiscent of the great Good Juan’s iconic come from behind Wentworth Park win in 2020.

Little Ripper outlasting Easy Eddie for second. Barcia Bullet unlucky not to get up for third.

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