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Hey Franklin sizzles in Breeders Classic final

16 / 03 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
Hey Franklin easily wins the Breeders Classic final (515m) in Launceston in a slick 25.79 last Monday night icon Click to enlarge

WINNING feature juvenile races is nothing new for top trainer Ted Medhurst so it came as no surprise that one his promising  youngsters Hey Franklin emerged victorious in the LGRC Breeders Classic final over 515 metres at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston on Monday night.

Hey Franklin made the most of box one to find the lead at the first turn and then proceeded to give his rivals a galloping lesson. going on to defeat his kennel mate and race favourite Prescribe by about 10 lengths with Misty Fiord a close-up third.

It was an awesome display from a pup that was having only his third start.

The son of Go Wild Teddy-Carlita Bale registered slick splits and stopped the clock at 25.79 for what was his best from three outings on the Launceston circuit.

Hey Franklin is owned by Debbie Cannan who is a talented trainer in her own right.

Hey Franklin is only 19 months old with a record of two wins and a third from his only three starts.

Given his excellent time to win the final the dog looks set for e a very bright future.

Medhurst had three into the final including Demi Cali and the runner-up.

It was an outstanding effort from Prescribe that copped multiple checks in the run and at one stage spotted his kennel mate the best part of 25 lengths down the back stretch.

He looked unlikely to fill a place at the top of the home straight but he slipped into overdrive and rattled home to grab second.

If Prescribe produced consistently good box manners he could be a superstar but he is only young and has time on his side.

Medhurst capped the night by preparing Lillycette to win the Autumn Distance medley final over 720 metres.

Lillycette began brilliantly from box four to easily find the lead and she then proceeded to give her rivals a galloping lesson.

Lillycette scored by almost seven lengths from Rebelation with Nicknac Norris a breath away third.

The winner stopped the clock at 42.58 over the 720 metres.