Another four for Beckett
Moura trainer Dallas Beckett’s dream run continued at Thabeban Park on Saturday, claiming four winners for the second week in a row.
After scoring a treble as a trainer and another winner as an owner seven days earlier, his hat-trick of kennel victors repeated their successes, with Spring Image, and litter sisters Chilling Speed and Spring Idol all again getting the money in the Fifth Grade, Best 8 and Fourth Grade respectively.
He also saluted the judge in the Smiley’s Website Design Maiden with Thundering Speed, which had been runner-up at the previous meeting to He’s Got Speed, which he owns but is trained in Bundaberg by Narelle Mulcahy.
Beckett went within three-quarters of a length of five winners for the afternoon when another of his runners, Clear Speed finished a gallant second to Best of Nat in the 460m Fourth and Fifth Grade.
He’s Got Speed was also far from disgraced in running third behind Misty Martin and Charlotte Boy in the second Novice.
Palomino, another Beckett owned dog, which is now also trained by Mulcahy, was runner-up in the Best 8.
Spring Image ($1.80) made a one-act affair of her event, crossing the line seven lengths clear of Last Mohican ($2.50), a litter brother to Nat’s The Best, with Lucky’s Best ($9) a nose away in third place.
Chilling Speed ($3.50) was stepping up from third grade company, but she handled the rise in class with aplomb, running out a three-length victor and taking her record to seven wins and five seconds from 18 starts.
Spring Idol, also a $1.80 favourite, completed a personal hat-trick in style, winning by 3.25 lengths in the best of day of 26.81sec for the 460m.
Thundering Speed ($1.50), which had finished second at her first two starts, demoralised her rivals, racing away to a massive 17-length win over Daisy Air, with another Mulcahy representative Tiger’s Montaya a further 4.25 lengths adrift in third position.
The ultra-promising Best of Nat ($1.70), which is owned and trained by Lorraine Isles, was the only local winner on the program, and the daughter of former local champion Nat’s The Best, redeemed herself after suffering her only loss in four starts on the track when third a week earlier.
Misty Martin, which is trained at Tiaro by Kevin Bryant, gave nothing else a chance in the Acacia Motor Inn Novice.
Sent out a $1.45 favourite after winning at Albion Park on debut last month before finishing third there, she turned on the power to romp home by 8.25 lengths.
Caboolture trainers Tracy Kunde and Paul Bateman were also among the winners with Kunde landing the John Betro Novice with Uno Leo, and Bateman triumphing with Deagon Pegasus ($1.70) which prevailed by 11.75 lengths in the 550m Fourth and Fifth Grade.
Trainer Michael James made the trip from Bundamba and he also went home smiling, courtesy of Em’s Destination, which made a winning debut in the Chris Ellis Video Productions Maiden.
Em’s Destination ($2.60) defeated Side Tipper Mick, a kennel-mate to Daisy Air, by 4.25 lengths.