CUP WINNER: Ron Brook with Mo Zam Zeke, winner of the Easter Cup at Thabeban Park. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
CUP WINNER: Ron Brook with Mo Zam Zeke, winner of the Easter Cup at Thabeban Park. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Family tradition runs strong for Ron Brook

RON Brook's kennel stars Beware The Boss, Ledaro Elly and Ledaro Cleo were bred from his bitch Wildfire Lass, and at the weekend two more greyhounds kept the success rate of the line going.

Litter siblings Za Za Zara and Mo Zam Zeke won at Thabeban Park with the latter taking out the Easter Cup in spectacular fashion.

Mo Zam Zeke ($1.50) trailed Excusez Moi ($3.80) for the majority of the 550m journey and made his run on the home straight and won by 1/2 length.

Brook praised the way Mo Zam Zeke thought his way around Excusez Moi after losing a bit of ground down the back straight.

The litter from Ledaro Cleo and by Mogambo has yielded a few potential stars - the other two are Come On Boss and Jumpin' Jazz - and Brook said the pair of wins was due to the hard work he did before they made it to the track.

"I've had plenty of success with our pups. We tried to educate them in a bull ring we have at our kennels," Brook said.

"From that litter we had one that hasn't won yet."

"That line has thrown some more than handy pups."

Mo Zam Zeke's performance might come at a price however. The 22-month-old dog has proven himself able to run the longer distances (600m-700m) and Brook suggested a career in Brisbane or Western Australia might be in his future.

In the other races Caboolture's Tracy Kunde trained Premier Leo ($1.90) to victory in race one (maiden 460m) with litter siblings Wilby Worthy ($2.20) and Wilby Exclusive from Phillip Carter's kennels in second and third.

Bella Boo Boo ($4.00), trained by Paul Burgess, won the novice (460m) with Ellie Poppins ($5.00) and Agent Jay ($2.10) filling the minor places.

William Smith from Bargara took first in the 4/5 Grade (460m) with Said Who ahead of Fat Controller ($3.80) and Sanrico Jasper ($2.40). Burgess's veteran Fast And Wild ($5.00) won the 3/4 Grade (460m).

One Man Out ($2.00) won the 5th Grade (460m) by 3 lens for Len Shaxson and Bundy And Beers ($3.00) snuck home by 1 1/4 in the last race of the day, the 5th Grade (460m).

April is drawing to a close Bundaberg trainers are getting for big month of racing in May with the Bundaberg Cup (550m) and the shortest race in Australia, the Bundy Bullet over 250m.



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