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Bruny Venture eyes Gold Cup

09 / 11 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Bruny Venture holds out Club Foot in Glenorchy Gold Cup heat icon Click to enlarge

PROGRESSIVE dog Bruny Venture staked his claim on another feature race win when he delivered the goods in a heat of the Glenorchy Gold Cup at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last Thursday night.

Bruny Venture has been winning his way through the grades with monotonous regularity and this latest victory suggests he is on track to tackle the Hobart Thousand series next month.

But winning his Gold Cup heat was all trainer Gary Fahey was interested in and the well bred dog by Mogambo from Dennes Point didn’t let home down.

Bruny Venture began well from box six and had the front by the time they reached the top turn and once n the lure he sped clear and had enough in reserve to defeat the fast-finishing Club Foot by a length with Gemstone Jack almost five lengths away.

Bruny venture took his career record to eight wins from 16 starts with five minor placings contributing to his career stake earnings of $15.500.

Club Foot clinched his final berth with his game second.

Barnes Bay continued on his winning way to score an impressive win in his heat.

The Brendan Pursell-trained dog began only fairly from box seven to be caught in the pack half-way to the top turn.

But using his superior track sense he weaved a passage to the leaders and when they swung for home he pounced on the lead and went on to score by three lengths from Bruny Venture’s litter mate Breaker’s Tip with Maurie Baba screaming home along the rails to grab third just under a length away.

Bain’s Lane resumed from an injury-enforced spell with a game second in an invitation over 461 metres in Hobart on October 16 and a week later he won a grade two event over the same trip in a near best of the night 26.21.

He is nearing his peak and Pursell has his eyes on the Hobart Thousand with this talented son of Bit Chilli.

While Bain’s Lane was impressive there also was a lot to like about the win of Little Turn that was the quickest of the four heat winners.

The Russell Watts-trained dog was having only his fourth start on the Hobart track but again showed his liking for the U-bend circuit by notching his third win over the 461-metre trip.

Little Turn stopped the clock at 26.02 which was the best of the four heat winners and a personal best over the trip.