Future Stars Take Centre Stage At Launceston

THE next generation of star chasers will contest three semi-finals of the Breeders Classic at Launceston on Monday night.

Brennan Ryan

17 March 2019

THE next generation of star chasers will contest three semi-finals of the Breeders Classic (515m) at Launceston on Monday night.

Young galloper Jalla Romelda looms as an interesting runner in the first semi-final for local breeder Trent Fenton and astute Mangalore trainer Susan Gittus.

Fenton owns the talented Dyna Double One x Ain’t She Pretty chaser who scored her first Launceston win last week, running down Vintage Dancer to score by a half-length in 30.33.

Watch Jalla Romelda’s winning run here

The 28 kilo bitch has won four of her 11 career starts.

Two of those victories came at her home track Hobart and another at Devonport in January where she won her juvenile by 2 1/2 lengths.

Wynyard-based Ben and Tom Englund know what it takes to win a Tasmanian Breeders Classic, having taken out two of the past 10 editions of the prestigious race with Wynburn Rush and Wynburn Toozie.

Ben Englund prepares an extremely talented pup for this series in Wynburn Willow. The black bitch navigated her way around the 515m course last week to score brilliantly in 29.97.

Watch Wynburn Willow’s winning run here

The Barcia Bale chaser gives the indication she will improve even further and be a force to be reckoned with in the final following Monday’s semi-final.

Early markets see Highland Vintage as $2.40 favourite from box five in the opening semi with Jalla Romelda the second elect at $5.00.

Vintage Dancer is quoted $1.70 for the second semi-final ahead of Wynburn Lily at $3.60 and Arcadian Bandit at $7.

The hugely talented Wynburn Willow is a pronounced $1.10 favourite to claim the last qualifier on a big night of racing out of Launceston this Monday.