PAYING $14,000 for a trio of two-year-old siblings is paying off for owner-trainer Andrew Bell with one of his purchases, Betty Rumble, scoring her first Wentworth Park win yesterday week.
Betty Rumble came from second on the back straight, railing to the lead approaching the home bend and then holding off the strong finishing Mellenia Jo for a half length win.
Betty Rumble, who had won five and been placed 15 times from 34 provincial starts, covered the 520m in a moderate 30.52sec.
Bell recently re-located from Boggabri to Werombi, near Warragamba Dam, to concentrate on training his team of 20 greyhounds.
Betty Rumble is bred in the purple, being a daughter of Steve Kavanagh’s 2010 Golden Easter Egg winner Cosmic Rumble and Edith and Frank Hancock’s wonderful bitch Dulcinea.
Dulcinea won seven of 17 starts but has been a phenomenal brood bitch.
Before producing Betty Rumble, she whelped Battistuzzi, winner of 14 from 33 starts, Mr Babicci (17 wins from 33 appearances), Mahailia (28 out of 64) and Lady Jasmin, whose 17 races produced a dozen wins.
“When Frank and Edie Hancock decided against breeding again from Dulcinea, Steve Kavanagh borrowed the bitch to mate her with Cosmic Rumble,” Andrew Bell said.
“I bought Betty Rumble, Duke Of Rumble and Duchess Rumble from the resulting litter when they were two years old, buying them for $14,000 in a package deal.
“Betty Rumble is certainly bred well enough to be used for breeding later on.
“I was relieved when she railed underneath the pacemaker Phanton Mae leaving the back straight at Wenty.
“Betty Rumble is not that strong at the end of 520m and I reckon if she had tried to go around the pacemaker she would have run out of gas in the straight.
“I gave Betty Rumble a good chance because she had no luck when sixth and fourth at her only two previous WP races.
“And she was well drawn near the rails in box two, because my other starter, Zipping Tully who finished third, had box five and is a wide runner.”