Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Feature Race Winners to Go on Different Journeys; Matilda's Charm off to Sydney to Paws of Thunder

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Feature Race Winners to Go on Different Journeys; Matilda's Charm off to Sydney to Paws of Thunder

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THE winners of the two feature events at Ipswich last Friday are headed in different directions for their next starts.

Bob Giltinan's Matilda's Charm was a strong-finishing winner of the Ipswich Futurity final, running down Withcott Miracle.

Giltinan has opted for tomorrow night's heats of the group one Paws of Thunder at Wentworth Park in Sydney for Matilda's Charm.

Most greyhound trainers are excited when their dog draws box one and Matilda's Charm has that draw tomorrow night. But she gets back in the field and likes to circle the leaders to make her finishing run, so box one isn't her ideal draw.

Tony Brett's Withcott Warrior won the Ipswich Derby final last Friday, beating kennelmate and litter brother Bogie King, which is trained by Ryan Ayre.

C[pounds sterling]Realistically it would be aiming a bit too high with Withcott Warrior in the Paws of Thunder. I'm happy to keep him at home and try and race through the lower grades,'' Brett said.

C[pounds sterling]Withcott Miracle is the same. I reckon she will go through the grades at Ipswich and Albion Park.

C[pounds sterling]I want to get her confidence right and throwing her to the wolves in the Paws of Thunder would be too much.''

Brett says Withcott Miracle and Withcott Warrior are like chalk and cheese, even though they are litter sister and brother.

C[pounds sterling]They were reared together, broken in together and it's weird how different they have turned out,'' he said.

C[pounds sterling]He gets out of the boxes badly and despite having had plenty of starts looks as green as grass.

C[pounds sterling]Speed-wise he (Warrior) is faster than her (Miracle). But she does everything right in her races and he does plenty wrong.''

Brett says he doesn't have any runners for the Paws of Thunder.

C[pounds sterling]Glen Gallon is back in work after the nationals but not quite ready. Velocity Regina went terrible last week at Albion Park and I want to find out what might be wrong with her before she races again.''

Premiership battles

THE Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club conducts four premierships annually and they all run from January 1 to December 31. …

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