DUSTIN IN FORBURY TRACK RECORD WIN
Dustin Bromac, who ran the second fastest mobile 2700m run at Forbury on April 1, is now the Forbury 2700m stand start track record holder.
The distinctive chestnut again showed his liking for the 1000m Forbury Park circuit when he overcame a 30m handicap to win The Moth Handicap Pace (3-6 wins) in a slick 3:22.8 _ a mile rate of 2:00.8 _ at Forbury on Thursday, April 22.
Oscar Wild held the previous track mark at 3:23.7 (2:01.3 mile rate) when winning the 2004 Forbury 4YO Championship for Woodend co-trainer David Butt.
Photo: Dustin Bromac, notched another Forbury win on Thursday night.
The only other sub 3:25 winning Forbury 4YO Championship was the 3:24.9 by subsequent Auckland Cup-winning mare Kate’s First in 1998, who took the previous track record off Master Mood, who went 3:27.1 to win the 1986 4YO Championship.
Crystal Star, who went 3:25.6 to beat subsequent Easter Cup winner Sleepy Tripp in this year’s Forbury 4YO Championship.
Dustin Bromac, currently 9th in eligibility for the Harness Jewels 4YO Emerald _ 2 spots behind stablemate Romulus _ improved three wide with cover over the last 1400m for driving ace Dexter Dunn.
Angled wide to make his run at the 300m, Dustin Bromac kept up another strong effort, winning going away by a length from Steph’s Caesar, the leaders running their last 800m in 58.3s and final 400m in 29s.
Dustin Bromac, sporting the hot pink colours of owners Chanelle Dickie, and mother Helen, was racking up his 5th win in 19 starts for the season.
The Live Or Die gelding’s career record now stands at 8 wins and 13 placings from 47 career starts for $77,156 in stakes.
Trainer Cran Dalgety and Dexter warmed up for Friday’s big Menangle meeting, by also scoring with Anvils Never Easy at Forbury _ bringing up Cran’s 50th NZ win for the season.
The In The Pocket mare rolled to the front and was under seige early in the run home from Storm Light, driven by Dexter’s brother John.
However, after being headed, Dexter and Anvils Never Easy had the final say, coming back on the line for a nose win in a useful 1:58.4 mile rate for the mobile 2200m.
Anvils Never Easy, bred and raced by Graham Beirne’s Small Car World, was recording her 3rd win from only 9 starts.
Cran and Dexter had to be content with a game neck second with maiden mare Jasper The Ghost, who tried hard after being trapped three wide for the opening lap, then racing parked for the last 1000m in the Letty Ferguson Memorial Mobile Pace.
Favourite Miss Terious, a newcomer to the Mark Jones stable, led and found just enough to hold Jasper The Ghost in the run home in a 2:00.8 mile rate for the mobile 2200m.
DEXTER WINS FOUR
Dustin Bromac and Anvils Never Easy were two of four driving wins on the night for driving whiz Dexter Dunn.
NZ’s leading reinsman also combined with hot favourite Franco Emirate for Templeton trainer Jimmy Curtin in the 1-2 wins Trainor Electrical Junior Drivers Mobile Pace, and Yokozuna, who delivered on debut as a 7YO for Mosgiel trainers Graeme Anderson and Amber Hoffman in the Majestic Horse Floats Pace.
Photo: Dexter Dunn, in good form at Forbury on Thursday.
Dexter’s brace of Forbury wins too his seasonal tally to 119 wins _ well clear of nearest challenger David Butcher on 100 wins for the term.
His NZ career tally now stands at 476 wins as he quickly closes in on the 500 mark.
By Jeff Scott