TWO WINS: Hedley won two of the four 450-metre heats with Wild Wright and Murphy’s Law last Thursday and will make up a quarter of the field for the final of the Lochinvar Hotel Autumn Chase.Cooranbong trainer Beau Hedley holds two trump cards going into the final of the Lochinvar Hotel Autumn Chase at Maitland this Thursday.
Hedley won two of the four 450-metre heats with Wild Wright and Murphy’s Law last Thursday and will make up a quarter of the field for the final.
Wild Wright, a son of Surf Lorian and Hanify’s Impact, brought winning Albion Park form to Maitland and set the time standard with an 25.08s victory.
The blue-brindle dog was the $1.40 hot favourite and left punters gasping when he was near last away from box two.
Thankfully Wild Wright showed good race sense to work his way through the field and unleash a powerful sprint in the home straight.
Wild Wright beat the Troy McDonald-trained Bellfire (25.39s), which also progresses to Thursday’s final.
Bill Bright’s Magic Spot was third.
Murphy’s Law, a son of Head Bound and Orara Magic, won the second heat for Hedley in 25.68s.
The black dog was slowly away from box four and caught early trouble before taking a rails run into the home straight to beat the John Stewart-trained Laurie’s Special (25.83s) by two and a halflengths.
Garry Kedwell’s Belfast Boy was third.
Swan Bay trainer Charlie Lamb will be represented in the Lochinvar Hotel Autumn Chase final after Monty Express scored an impressive 25.36s win in the third heat.
The son of Cosmic Chief and Lisa’s Tree made good use of box three to get to the rail early and beat the Walter Simmons-trained Jamaican Me Run (25.52s) by two and a half lengths.
Peter Seaton’s Autograph Rowe was third.
Three Day Shadow made good use of box one to win the fourth heat for Black Hill trainer Russell Mansley in 25.46s.
The son of Bobby Boucheau and Break Of Dawn pinged the lids and beat the Tim Murray-trained White Smoke (25.72s) by four and three quarter lengths.
Cherie Rosier’s Yellow Oak was third.
Wilberforce trainer Dale Farrugia returns to Maitland this Thursday full on confidence for the final of the Maitland Mercury Maiden series.
Farrugia’s young sprinter Mortal Sin clocked an impressive 22.64 seconds to win his 400 metre heatat the TAB C meeting last Wednesday.
The son of Fabregas and Ritza Joan pinged the lids from box two and led throughout to beat the Robert Glover-trained Wallamba Molly by seven and three quarter lengths.
The Bradley Cowling-trained Tranquil Cape finished third and also progressed to the final along with the David Burgess-trained Our Sapphire in fourth place.
Kearsley trainer John Lodge is in with a shot at the Maitland Mercury Maiden series after She’s A Cougar won the first heat.
The daughter of El Grand Senor and Rum Blaster broke through at her fourth start and clocked 23.17s to beat the Gavin Howard-trained Cosmic Ruby by a length.
She’s A Cougar was slowly away from box six and had to work hard on the bend before running down Cosmic Ruby on the line.
Beer Addition ran third for Shane Skeers and progressed to the final along with the Karen Bice-trained Magic Man in fourth spot.
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