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Black Nitro kick starts trainer’s career in Tassie

06 / 04 / 2012 Article by: Editor
Black Nitro with the Hili family from left - Jodie, Olivia and trainer Paul
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TALENTED young dog Black Nitro has given former Victorian trainer Paul Hili a brilliant start to his training career in Tasmania with a scintillating performance to win the Easter Plate final at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last week.

Black Nitro showed his worth a week earlier when he blitzed his rivals in an Easter Plate heat clocking a slick 25.86s for the 461-metre trip.

Just to prove that was no fluke the dog mirrored the effort in the final and stopped the clock at 25.88 with splits of 5.06 and 11.06.

Black Nitro went on to score by five lengths from Tree Bandit with Emerald Lee over a length away third.

Hili and his family, wife Jodie and daughter Olivia, have been in Tasmania about two months.

They purchased a property in the North of the state and they brought about 20 dogs with them of which only four are racing age.

Ï couldn’t be happier with how everything’s panned out since we arrived in Tassie,” Hili said.

“This dog has been going fantastic ever since we arrived so I hope it keeps going,” he said.

Black Nitro showed brilliant early speed to lead comfortably, as evidenced by his first split of 5.06sec.

“His speed and good box manners are real assets,” Hili said.

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