Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Young Guns Final Features Top Pace

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Young Guns Final Features Top Pace

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IT was a real battle for punters during the five rounds of the Ipswich Young Guns series last Tuesday at the Showgrounds.

The first heat went to At the Cantina for Bob Giltinan in 30.93, paying $10.20.

He's a Rockstar, for Lesley Green, scored in heat two, running a slick 30.75 and paying $8.10.

Bundamba's Richard Nelson produced heat winner Hatinator, who ran 30.79 and paid $25.20.

"I gave her a reasonable chance, she has run 30.63 winning there,'' Nelson said.

"She's got good early pace, and that wins a lot of races.''

Neil Catchpole's recent Townsville Young Guns winner, Another Size, won in 30.76, paying $9.90.

Ray Burman's Honey Lass zipped around the 520 metres course in 30.52, scoring in heat five. She paid $4.50.

The box draw for the $10,000 to the winner final at Tuesday's twilight card is: 1 Honey Lass, 2 At the Cantina, 3 Claimant, 4 He's a Rockstar, 5 Noir Warrior,

6 Another Size, 7 Best behaviour, 8 Hatinator. Reserves: 9 Pure Adrenalin, 10 Zeros and Commas.

The race starts at 6.05pm.

Ipswich influence

THERE was tremendous Ipswich influence in the five heats of the Townsville Cup in north Queensland last Tuesday night.

Ron Ball produced fastest heat winner Mr. Metz, who scorched around the 498 metres course in 28.96 from box six.

The dog had never raced or had a trial at Townsville, so can only do one thing for Tuesday night's $16,000 to the winner final Co that's improve.

Ball won the Townsville Cup last year with Ryan's a Rocket.

Regular north Queensland visitor Tom Noble won three heats of the Cup.

Terrific Style ran 28.99, My Boy Monty 29.32 and Finishing Style 29.37.

Brad Belford was the only regional trainer to win a heat, that being Big Enforcer in 29.31.

The Townsville Cup box draw is: 1 Late Illusion, 2 My Boy Monty, 3 Don't Listen, 4 Finishing Style, 5 Big Enforcer, 6 Mr. Metz, 7 Railroad Blackie, 8 Terrific Style, res: 9 Imposing Jett, 10 War Machine. …

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