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Sir Buddy earns black book status

05 / 09 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Sir Buddy winning a grade three in Hobart icon Click to enlarge

SIR BUDDY has been going about his business in a quiet and unassuming fashion for some time but anyone who saw the dog’s his courageous win in Hobart last night (Thursday) will have him firmly etched into their little black books.

Sir Buddy wasn’t the best away from box three but mustered enough speed to settle third and in hot pursuit of the leader Frytson that began like a shot.

Frytson clocked a sizzling sub five-second first split (4.98) to lead Flash Innings and Sir Buddy to the top turn.

But when Frytson made his customary shift up the track on the home turn Sir Buddy slid through underneath to strike the front and he went on to defeat Pipstar by three-quarters of a length with Frytson coming again to grab third ahead of That Was Then that powered home along the rail.

It was Sir Buddy’s third win from his four most recent starts, yet the son of Chinatown Lad-Power of Money was sent around at $12, which was a silly price given the dog’s form going into the race.

Sir Buddy has started 37 times for five wins and 11 minor placings but his most recent form would suggest the penny may have finally dropped.