LOGAN City landed decade-long Queenslander Peter Evans with only his second Albion Park Thursday night victory when he won there last week.
Evans, formerly based at Goulburn in NSW where he was a prolific winning trainer, has been at Eagleby in south-east Qld for the past 10 years.
“I almost gave the game away when I moved up to Queensland, but it gets in your blood and here I am with two dogs in the kennel and a couple of pups coming on,” he said.
Evans bred Logan City by Cosmic Chief from a bitch called Missing Star (Collision-Double Trouble).
“I bought her out of the Recorder,” said Evans. “But she arrived with a cracked leg which had happened in transit.”
Peter never got to race Missing Star whose dam Double Trouble was a Group 2 Summer Cup winner.
“So I decided to breed with her instead,” he said. “And Logan City is the result.”
Thursday night’s victory in 30.24 was his 11th in a career of 41 starts for $27,000 in stakes. He has also been placed 15 times.
“He is such a wonderful chaser,” said Peter. “He gives 110 percent every time he races.
“He will run the same time every week. But he can be a bit slow early which can put him into trouble.”
Last Thursday night he downed Chilled Heat and Making Waves after leading throughout from his seven box draw in the 520m 5th Grade.
“He’s up to fourth grade now and that will be tough for him,” said Peter.
“He’s been a great dog for me despite having a few troubles with injury when he was young.”
Evans has high hopes for a couple of 12-month old Barcia Bale pups from a litter sister to former Albion Park staying star and 600m track record holder Mullaway.
“Beautiful pups and very, very keen,” he said.