Dyna Hunter claims Cup

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - GAZETTE SPORT -

“From the first day he came to the ken­nels I was drawn to his fruity per­son­al­ity.

“He is the kind of dog that you can sit in the ken­nel with him and he will put his head on your lap for a pat. It also helps that he has a bit of abil­ity.”

Ear­lier in the night, the keenly-an­tic­i­pated re­turn to the track of Rip­pin’ Sam ended in an­ti­cli­max with the su­per­star stayer fin­ish­ing at the tail of the field in the War­ragul GRC Dis­tance Cup over 680 me­tres.

At his first ap­pear­ance since Septem­ber 16, Rip­pin’ Sam started $1.90 favourite but dropped back alarm­ingly early in pro­ceed­ings as Cor­rey Gren­fell’s Dyna Chancer ($2.20) romped to vic­tory.

In the first of two ‘Dyna’ Cup suc­cesses for owner Bren­dan Wheeler on the night, Dyna Chancer, run­ner-up in the group one Sale Cup at his pre­vi­ous start, claimed the $10,000 win­ner’s purse in a new course record time of 38.58 sec­onds.

The son of an­other Wheeler-bred Mel­bourne Cup win­ner in Dyna Dou­ble One (2015) smashed mul­ti­ple group one win­ner Ring The Bell’s pre­vi­ous bench­mark of 38.82 sec­onds.

Shirley Melsen sends down a bowl for War­ragul 1 in the lo­cal derby against War­ragul 2; Pho­to­graph: Paul Co­hen.

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