Killer Octane turns on gas
INNISPLAIN raider Killer Octane will be all the rage for the Bundaberg Young Guns final after her ultra-impressive heat victory on Saturday.
Starting an odds-on favourite, paying $1.80, the sleek black bitch demoralised her rivals, winning by 5.5 lengths from Kyeema, which had won her previous two starts at Albion Park, with the Mark Reberger-trained Reach Out the best of the locals in third position.
Killer Octane now boasts four wins and a second from seven starts, and seemingly only bad luck could beat her in the final.
Another recent Albion Park victor, Senor Zorro was the popular elect in the second heat but he failed to fire and could manage only fifth behind Uno Leo, from the Caboolture kennels of Tracey Kunde.
Uno Leo ($3.60) has done all his recent racing in Bundaberg but he improved after being beaten at his previous three outings, outgunning track specialist Madam Lakoda ($2.70) by three-quarters of a length.
Two trainers each picked up doubles – Ron Brook, of Gin Gin, and Tiaro's Kevin Bryant.
Brook got the money in the maiden with white-hot favourite Scooby Snack ($1.50) which romped home an 11-length victor over Scherbatsky, and he picked up the quinella in the Fifth Grade with Kym's Fury ($3) downing the more fancied Hugs Are Free ($1.90).
Bryant saluted the judge with Yes Master ($1.40) in the Novice, and rising star Misty Martin ($2) which made it five wins from seven starts in the fourth grade.
Meanwhile, the David Gear-trained Oh My Papa ($3.30) relished her return to her home track in the Best 8, scoring a resounding eight-length victory over favourite Formula One Fury.
After taking 22 runs on open her track debut a week earlier, Lowmead bitch Ella Scott made it back-to-back wins in the Maiden and Fifth Grade.