WEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS By JAMES BROADHURST
OUR Seabrook looks ready to fulfil her unlimited potential after taking out the recent Mandurah Oaks over 490m.
The brilliantly-bred chaser from Chris Halse’s kennels claimed her first piece of silverware with a hard-fought victory over Sunset Piper.
The result was a reversal of their heat clash the previous week where Our Seabrook had been narrowly beaten by Sunset Piper after leading for most of the race.
In the final Our Seabrook began only fairly and it was Sunset Piper who emerged with the early lead.
Sunset Piper’s advantage was only temporary, however, as Our Seabrook quickly clicked into stride and swept to the front from the outside.
Sunset Piper lifted again and she continued to nip at the heels of the leader throughout the journey but she couldn’t repeat her heat stage heroics.
Our Seabrook met the challenge and held firm to score by a length in 27.34.
After the race Our Seabrook’s handler Luke Townsend described the victory as ‘very impressive’.
“She sort of missed the start a little bit and had to push through early,” he said
“To hold off the dog that ran her down last week was a super effort.”
Our Seabrook is regally bred by Fernando Bale out of Shared Equity.
Shared Equity raced for Halse before retiring in early 2017 with 31 wins to her name and she has since produced quality racedogs such as National Sprint winner Premium Share and Western Envoy.
Our Seabrook now has eight wins from 23 career starts and she will head into the upcoming WA Oaks series at Cannington as one of the leading contenders.
Meanwhile, Domino Mac rode an irresistible wave of momentum to capture the Mandurah Derby (490m).
The exciting white and blue speedster from Kylie McLennan’s kennels entered the race in red-hot form with six wins from his previous seven starts and some really quick times to his name.
He came into the trophy decider on the back of a track record equaling run of 27.02 during his heat and he continued in similar fashion in the final.
Domino Mac fired out of box eight to cross the field and seize the frontrunning position ahead of Earn The Answers after that greyhound pushed through to sit behind the leader.
Earn The Answers gave hot pursuit but couldn’t reel in Domino Mac, who continued to set a cracking pace out on the lure.
Domino Mac was challenged but he held firm to claim the race by a length and half in 27.18.
It was a much-deserved victory for McLennan, who bred and owns Domino Mac with her husband Ron.