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Ming Dynasty eyes National Distance Championship

22 / 06 / 2011 Article by: Editor
Ming Dynasty winning in Launceston last Monday week
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MING DYNASTY looks set to be a major contender to represent Tasmania in the National Distance Championship following her two most recent efforts over 720 metres at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston.

Last Monday night the Susan Gittus-trained bitch made it two wins in succession when she scored impressively in a free-for-all over 720 metres defeating Posh Will and Arrow On Fire.

It was almost a mirror image of her previous effort over the same course and distance a week earlier.

Gittus says Ming Dynasty has been a stayer in the making from an early age.

“Ming Dynasty arrived at my kennels when she was about 15 months old and almost from day one she has given me the impression that she would be a good stayer,” Gittus said.

“She is only lightly raced because she took a while to come to hand and the shorter distances didn’t suit but once we got her over longer trips she has come into her own,” she said.

Ming Dynasty is by former star Tasmanian stayer Chinatown Lad from Brandon Sky that is the mother of former champion Queensland stayer Miss Brook that had 87 starts for 38 wins and 31 minor placings for $235,800 in stakes.

Brandon Sky was served by Chinatown Lad when he was racing in Queensland and Ming Dynasty is a part of his first litter to race

Gittus said Ming Dynasty’s next start will be in a heat of the TOTE Tasmania Winter Championship series over 720 metres in Launceston next Monday night.

The Winter Championship is a tune-up series for the state heats of the National Distance Championship to be held in Launceston on August 1 and 8.

The national final will be held over 710 metres at Albion Park in Queensland on August 25.