Back Page delivers the goods
WITH another storming win at the weekend, Back Page continued his impressive start to the year at the Thabeban Park Racecourse.
Last year, Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club’s Greyhound of the Year showed exactly why he is one of the best in the business in the 4BU Classic Hits 1332AM Best Eight to secure his 31st win for owner Christine Mallitt.
“That’s pretty incredible, really,” Bundaberg Greyhound Racing Club president Brian Terry said yesterday.
“A good dog will get 10 to 15 wins but 31 is pretty unbelievable.”
Last season, Back Page won more than 15 races in Bundaberg and again on Saturday he showed why he is so dominant at Thabeban Park.
“No one can beat him at the moment he just knows the track so well,” Terry said.
Last weekend the Gary Thorpe-trained dog broke the course record with a 31.21-second lap.
“He’s probably got another four good months in him so I’d like to see how many wins he can notch up in that time,” Terry said.
Back Page was stealing the headlines but he was not the only one impressing spectators at Thabeban Park on Saturday.
Cocorific reproduced her good form in last week’s New Year’s Cup semi-final to cruise to victory in the final.
Owned by Lorraine Racing Syndicate and Jeffry Kuhl of Mulara, the bitch was coming off three straight wins going into Saturday.
“She came down from Rocky and raced a really good race,” Terry said.
The day started with Kolan Basy beating Hooplah Hannah and Black Reggie in the first maiden race.
Then Miss Finley was too fast for Burglar’s Torch and Enrgunve in the second race of the day.
I’m Only Foolin proved he was no joke novice race, beating Nothing Wild and Diamond Tulsa.
Another Level finally got a win in the battler’s class and Select Jay was too fast for Flipperty Jig and Fredreico in the 5th class race.
Go Bluey was the final winner of the day, storming home ahead of Scarlet Bay and Oh My Papa in the fourth grade race.