Qwara Bale rules at ‘the Bool’

\"\"Caption: Qwara Bale was at her brilliant best in demolishing her rivals in the Warnambool Cup. (Photo: Clint Anderson – BlueStream Pictures)

By ANDREW THOMSON

UP-and-coming star sprinter Qwara Bale demolished her rivals to score an effortless win in the recent Group 2 Warrnambool Cup.

The Allen Deed-Daithy Allen black bitch has now had 20 starts for 11 wins, collecting $86,000 in prizemoney.

The Andrea Dailly-trained sprinter started with career back-to-back wins at Geelong in a maiden, running a slick 22.53 seconds, broke 30 at The Meadows at just her fifth start and then ran a sensational 24.82 at Ballarat to stamp herself an up-and-coming star.

Qwara Bale then had a run of five outs before returning to form with wins at Sandown in 29.34 and 29.39,but found her best form in the Warrnambool Cup.

She clocked 24.93 in the heats and then jumped to the front in the final to run a staggering 6.42 to the first mark and 24.82 overall.

Dailly’s daughter Korie Heinrich said there could be bigger races on the horizon.

The Anakie-trained bitch beat Yozo Bale by 3.75 lengths to land the winner’s  $47,000 purse with kennelmate and pre-race favourite Shima Shine another four lengths behind in third.

Heinrich, who was in Warrnambool to handle her mum’s chasers, was delighted with Qwara Bale’s run.

“It was exciting to see considering we had the favourite (Shima Shine) and he managed to grab third, but she managed to jump straight to the front and if she does that there’s not many that will be catching her,” she said.

“I was happy with her draw (box three). She was drawn very well and she likes the inside as she cuts across to the rails, so if she jumps to the front she can get to the rail quicker and it helps her a bit.

“It’s a hard race so you never come in expecting much and she made it through. She had a chance as much as anyone.”

For Dailly it was her third Warrnambool Cup, after Dyna Bert in 2012 followed by Dyna Patty in 2019.

Heinrich said she was not sure what was next for the Janice Wheeler-owned bitch.

“There is a few of the bigger races coming up so she will probably head there judging by the time she ran and the way she went,” she said.

Heinrich said the kennel always enjoy its rare trips from Anakie to Warrnambool.

“It depends on what is going around and what we have in the kennels,” she said.

“We just go for what we can and what suits the dogs the best, but we love coming here.

“It is the atmosphere around here. Warrnambool is a pretty beautiful place to come to and it’s a beautiful track and it’s always in tip top condition.

“I know they had issues with rain before the cup, but you can’t help that and I think everywhere copped it.

“It’s a beautiful place and you can’t go wrong coming here.”

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