Fitzburg (yellow vest) powers its way to victory in race two at Bundaberg’s Thabeban Park.
Fitzburg (yellow vest) powers its way to victory in race two at Bundaberg’s Thabeban Park.

Missie's too hot to handle

THE WEATHER was hot and so was Missie Linder.

Trained by Tiaro’s Kevin Bryan, the dog ran an impressive 26.73sec to race to an impressive win at Bundaberg’s Thabeban Park.

Missie Linder obliterated all opponents on the way to an 11-and-a-half-length win against Elite Looking and Not So Reckless in race one.

The Back Page also read really well for punters in the meeting.

Back Page ran a scintillating 26.54sec on its way to first place in race five, the 460m Outback Petfoods Best Eight.

At $1.80 for a win, the Christine Mallet-owned dog was a short-priced favourite, but let no punter down to continue its local dominance this year.

Trained by South Bingera’s Gary Thorpe, Back Page had a length on Sister Cool, while Richo’s Sugar was a further two lengths behind.

Major Billy Blue could not keep pace with the outstanding hound, bringing Yandina trainer Cynthia Elson’s dog back down to ground after some impressive runs in the Queensland Young Guns Cup in previous weeks.

Fitzburg was short odds to win race two – the Patricia Williams Maiden 460m – and did not disappoint, coming in one-and-a-half lengths ahead of High Dancer and He’s Tryin’.

The Paul Burgess dog relegated Minnamurra Darl, Cobar Sweetheart and Diamond Tulsa to the also-rans.

Gotta Be Happy paid $7 to win race four, the Row Family Fifth Grade heat, meaning Broken Hill trainer Raymond Cole was just that.

In the final two races, Rome Fury won a tight race in the Coral Coast Linemarking Fourth Grade 460m.

It pipped Oh Danny Boy by a length, with Brandon River a further head back.

In the final race of the day Carly Bale, another Broken Hill dog, was well and truly the fastest.

Oh My Papa and King Size Lorian made up the minor placings but were both more than three lengths behind the Cole and Partners greyhound.

There will be another meeting at the Rum City track this Saturday with seven races.

The first is at 1.30pm.



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