'Good' Draw Has Cash In Box Seat For Brother Fox

FRANK Hurst was smiling after class race bitch Good Odds Cash had won her heat of The Brother Fox (516m) at Dubbo on Saturday in 29.31.

David Brasch

21 May 2022

FRANK Hurst was smiling on Sunday after classy race bitch Good Odds Cash had won her heat of Group 3 The Brother Fox (516m) at Dubbo on Saturday night in a quick 29.31.

And Frank’s reason to be satisfied was enhanced when she came up with box two in the $50,000-to-the-winner final next Saturday night.

“Yes, that suits her,” said Frank of the box two draw.

“My bitch will go straight, but the one and the three have not got a lot of pace from the boxes, and the one will head to the fence.”

Good Odds Cash (Collision-Nino De Oro) scored by four lengths in her heat as the $1.80 favourite beating Zipping Alabama.

It was her 20th win in 41 starts and took her stakes to $202,000.

“She’s drawn perfectly,” said Frank.

He was high in praise of the lift in stakes and prestige for The Brother Fox formerly the Dubbo Cup.

“It’s been $25,000 for a while, but the lift to $40,000 was good and then the club kicked in another $10,000,” he said.

Good Odds Cash is the recent winner of the Group 2 Maitland Cup, was second to She’s A Pearl in the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg and a finalist behind the same bitch in the Million Dollar Chase.

Immediate plans for the bitch are to head to her home track of Richmond for the Oaks series coming up in June.

“She would need a trial on the track since all the new work has made it into a different track,” said Frank.

The final of the Group 2 Oaks will be run on June 17 worth $40,000 to the winner.

Jason Mackay landed two heats of the Brother Fox with Fantastic Raven in 29.44 leading throughout off her rails draw and then Zipping Maserati coming from off the pace to win in the last stride in 29.73.

Fantastic Raven is also building a huge reputation.

She was second at Dubbo in the rich Country Classic and a fabulous third in the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg.

Zipping Maserati was coming off his win in the Million Dollar Chase Consolation.

Ian Gilders’ Billy Creek headed to another feature race final when he won his heat in 29.55.

The Bathurst Cup winner has already been a finalist in The Phoenix.

The Brother Fox Final (516m): 1 Charlie’s Jar 2, Good Odds Cash, 3 Special Blend, 4 Explosive Venom, 5 Fantastic Raven, 6 Zipping Maserati, 7 Billy Creek, 8 Zipping Alabama. Res: 9 Spring Patriot, 10 Try Catch Jett.