Day At The Track

Blazing Terror to shine in season starter

08:21 AM 06 Sep 2011 NZST
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Blazing Terror
Blazing Terror
Photo by Corey Pearce

The Albion Park Harness Racing Club will conduct a strong eight event program this Saturday night at headquarters in Brisbane. The final of the Season Starter Pace will be the feature event on the program, which will take place as race six at 8.37pm. Two heats for the $16,000 final were conducted last Saturday night at Albion Park.

Drawn superbly in barrier one is promising four year old and heat winner Blazing Terror. Blazing Terror is trained on the Albion Park surface by leading trainer/driver Peter Greig. The Western Terror gelding is owned by Jeff and Le-Anne Wallace from Ipswich, who have had a great relationship with Peter Greig over many years resulting in many victories.

Blazing Terror is proving to be no fluke with ten victories from his fifteen starts to date which include his victory last Saturday night in a heat to the Season Starter Pace which resulted in him recording his best career mile rate of 1.58.2.

The talented four year old is out of lightly raced Perfect Art mare Forgiven, who is the dam of another handy performer for the Greig-Wallace combination Mach Dreamy. Forgiven is out of the same dam (Impish Devil) as handy performers Impish Princess (1.56.6) and Left Devil (1.54.9).

Blazing Terror has an un-beaten record this time in since resuming from a spell as a three year old at Albion Park in August. His last start as a two year old was when he placed in the QBRED Triad for the two year old colts and geldings last year.

Barrier one will be used to his full advantage on Saturday night when he lines up to add to his prizemoney account of over $70,000.

The other heat winner to come out of last Saturday night was P B Bullville gelding King Of Mine for trainer driver Gary Bond. King Of Mine was a handy winner in a mile rate of 1.57.3 which made it back to back victories for the Bond Stable after his victory at the Gold Coast in late August.

The night's racing will kick off at 6.10pm with the Lunchbox Lodge Spelling Farm Pace, a 1660m trip for the M1 assessed pacers.

Inside drawn pacers appear to have the most exposed form.

L E Operative (Armbro Operative) will line up in barrier one for the Cristina Monte Charlie Cini combination. The eight year old gelding placed a handy third last Saturday night behind Greysteel in a 1.58.4 mile rate after being the first horse three wide at the bell.

L E Operative place second behind Goodaz Promised the start prior at the Gold Coast which added to the great record of five placings from seven starts since returning from a spell.

Drawn beside in gate two is Tully Belle (Armbro Operative). The John McCarthy trained mare was a winner in 1.57.6 at Albion Park prior to recording a fourth last Saturday night behind Goodaz Promised.

Barrier three sees the Bill Dixon trained Exceptional Cullen (Christian Cullen) for driver Barton Cockburn. Exceptional Cullen placed third last Saturday night behind Badge Of Honour in 1.56.4.

Drawn in barrier four is the Darrel Graham trained Shuns bro (Perfect Art). Shuns Bro is another in form pacer, recording a strong second on the Albion Park surface last Friday night.

The Sky Racing Trotters Handicap will wrap up the program at 9.37pm.

Inside drawn Wont Be The Same (Malabar Maple) for Jimboomba trainer Ricky Thurlow is aiming for three consecutive victories on the Albion Park surface.

The first race of the eight event program is set down for decision at 6.10pm.

By Anthony COLLINS

Blazing Terror winning at Albion Park last Saturday (September 3):

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