Grenfell's Bale Trio Top Hopes In MDC Maiden

THE Grenfell kennel sends three finalists into Saturday night's MDC Maiden at Wentworth Park with Correy declaring them "young and dumb".

David Brasch

6 May 2022

THE Grenfell kennel sends three finalists into Saturday night’s MDC Maiden (520m) at Wentworth Park with Correy declaring them “young and dumb”.

“But, and it is a big BUT,” said Correy. “They are all high class for the future.”

Correy will be represented by Natteo Bale (Barcia Bale-Jayney Bale) in box three, and Kai Bale (Aussie Infrared-Ivy Bale) in box seven, while his wife Sam has Lovaz Bale, a littermate to Natteo, in box six.

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“I expect all three, given a bit of clear running, to break 30 seconds in the final,” said Correy.

He rates Natteo Bale the best boxed and the best chance of the trio.

“His run home was good in the heat and he looks our best chance in the race,” he said.

“But, I was very impressed with Kai Bale’s run in the heat. He really caught my eye.

“Kai is a bit of a shy dog but once he comes out of that in the future he will be something.”

Grenfell rates all three top class.

“All three went 25.80 at their second trial around Geelong and their first run under lights,” he said.

“They are all trialling above average.

“Obviously they have to go on with it, but we expect them to.”

Grenfell was high in praise of the Wheeler operation now under the guidance of Brendon since his father Paul’s death late last year.

“Brendon is doing a fantastic job,” said Correy. “The Wheeler operation has not missed a beat. Nothing has changed.”

He rates the red runner, Our Boy Duke (Kinloch Brae-Solar Pak), the one to beat if reputations are right.

Our Boy Duke, from the Rob Tyler kennel, ran 30.18 to win his heat of the maiden series impressively.