Birthday Cup Surprise For Bones Mccoy
NOT long after the start of Friday night's Group 2 Birthday Cup (405m) at Mandurah, trainer Glen Currie thought he was having a heart attack.
15 January 2022
NOT long after the start of Friday night’s Group 2 Birthday Cup (405m) at Mandurah, trainer Glen Currie thought he was having a heart attack.
Such was the worry of seeing Destruction charging across from his box six to head towards the lead in the Cup.
At that stage, Glen’s Bones Mccoy was in front having begun like a bullet from his perfect rails draw.
“I was really worried when I saw Destruction looming up so quickly,” said Glen who only 12 months ago had suffered a mild stroke.
But Glen had nothing to worry about.
Congratulations to trainer Glen Currie on winning the 2022 Birthday Cup with BONES MCCOY. The Wundowie winner started slim favourite and held off advances from DESTRUCTION and SUNSET PIPER to take the line by a half length in 22.43. Well done to all winning connections! pic.twitter.com/HwisnKyTPy
— Greyhounds WA (@greyhounds_wa) January 14, 2022
Bones Mccoy (Aston Dee Bee-Midnight Carmen) reeled off an 11.73 second section and set up the victory in the Birthday Cup. He held on to win by a half length over Sunset Piper with Destruction faded into third.
It was the first Group victory for Glen as a trainer and only his second runner in a Group race having had an unplaced starter in the Mandurah Cup way back in 2004.
“I’m wrapped and so are the syndicate of owners,” said Glen.
The “Lazy Boy Syndicate” which races Bones Mccoy are mostly fire fighters at Wyee Fire Brigade in Sydney.
“I spoke to Grant after the race and he said a few of the boys had to work last night but they relayed the race call to those who were busy,” said Glen. “It’s a huge thrill for all of us.
“Box draws win good races and that’s what happened last night with him coming out of the rails.”
Glen now plans to check over Bones Mccoy and then makes plans for his immediate future.
What is certain is that the dog will head towards the Group 1 Perth Cup coming up at Cannington.
It took Bones Mccoy’s record to 23 wins and his earnings to $104,000.