ONE of the most impressive win s on the 10-event card in Hobart last week came from former Victorian Soulga Boy.
The Loretta Luttrell-trained dog demolished a handy field of grade five performers to suggest he may have a bright future in his adopted state.
Soulga Boy (Hallucinate-Lavita) was coming off two unplaced runs in Hobart but from the inside box he began like a shot and once on the lure extended his lead at every turn.
He went on to score by over five lengths from the in-form Striking Spirit and Kialdu Zircon.
“When we got this dog he had form that was probably a bit better than it looked on paper and even though he finished seventh at his first two starts for me they were decent runs,” Luttrell said.
“I have no doubt he’ll win more races while he’s in Tassie but he has to learn more about how to handle racing in a field.”
“If he draws the inside box at his next few starts it won’t matter because that made all the difference to him tonight because he was out and gone but in a field he is a bit shy,” she said.
Soulga Boy is owned and raced by Troy Deglaitis, who is the son-in-law of Darryl and Rose Booth for whom Luttrell has prepared many dogs.
Soulga Boy is likely to have his next start in a grade five in Launceston next Monday night (September 21).