SOLITARY Girl recorded the best win of her 21-start career, sizzling around Ballarat in a heat of the Lil Dickie Oaks over 450 metres last Wednesday night.
The daughter of Lonesome Cry and Up And Away recorded super fast splits of 6.43 and 11.08 before a best of night performance over Laurels placegetter Zoom Out in 25.13. Trained by Ray Drew, the fawn chaser has won seven of her 21 starts and will start from box six in Wednesday’s final.
The speedy Gordette took out the first of the heats in 25.30, recording her 11th win from 31 starts, and will be looking to become the first female to win the Geelong-Ballarat Oaks double. The daughter of Ice Trucker and Senorita Abbi has had an impressive start to 2018, making her second feature race final after an unplaced effort behind Up Hill Jill in the Summer Cup Final at Warrnambool.
This series is named after Ballarat club life member Lil Dickie, who passed away in 2017 after a life’s work and dedication to greyhound racing in the area.
Lil received life membership of the Club in recognition of significant service over many years on the Ballarat Committee, and she was awarded GRV’s prestigious Ken Carr Medal in 2002.