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Ming Dynasty eyes National Distance championship

22 / 06 / 2011 Article by: Editor
Ming Dynasty with trainer Susan Gittus, handler Shane Withers and LGRC secretary Richard Stamford
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FORMER Queensland bitch Ming Dynasty emerged as a genuine National Distance Championship prospect when she scored an impressive win in the R. L. Foley Perpetual Stakes over 720 metres at The TOTE Racing Centre in Launceston on Monday night.

Ming Dynasty produced a barnstorming finish to emerge triumphant over outsiders Auto Wave and Adam’s Sweetie with the long odds-on favourite Pudzianowski ($1.20) a disappointing fourth.

Ming Dynasty began fairly from box eight but after failing to cross to the fence she drifted back to worse than midfield.

The daughter of Chinatown Lad-Brandon Sky then weaved her way through the field and when she claimed the leaders on the home turn she bounded clear and went on to win buy over eight lengths.

Ming Dynasty is prepared at Brighton by Susan Gittus who was always confident the bitch would excel once she got to the longer distances.

The bitch has had only 13 starts for three wins and two minor placings with this latest effort her first try beyond 600 metres.

“I have always been confident she would do her best when she gets over 700 metres so she did what I expected tonight,” Gittus said.

The state heats of the National Distance Championship (720m) will be run in Launceston early August.