Indictment Lands Last-To-First Publicans' Cup Win

BREEDER and owner Steve Williams is the first to admit boom Queensland youngster Indictment is among the fastest greyhounds he has owned.

David Brasch

27 August 2021

BREEDER and owner Steve Williams is the first to admit boom Queensland youngster Indictment is among the fastest greyhounds he has owned.

Indictment is a real home-bred by and out of the Williams’ bred Jury and Velocity Onyx.

His last-to-first victory in Thursday night’s Publicans’ Cup Final (520m) at Albion Park was impressive to say the least.

A clear last out of the boxes, he was giving away lengths to his rivals in the run to the first turn, but sped through a first-turn opening to be second into the back straight.

He then stormed clear winning by 10 lengths in 29.84 beating Feel The Beat with his luckless kennelmate and favourite Interrogate in third.

It was Indictment’s fourth win in seven starts for trainer Tony Brett.

Williams is well aware of the dog’s poor box manners.

“If ever he nailed the start, what would he do?” Williams posed.

Williams headed down from Hervey Bay last night to watch his youngster in action but did not discuss his immediate future with trainer Brett.

“It looks like he would run 600 metres on his ear,” Steve added.

“Tony did not mention what he has in mind for him. But, he will work it out like he always does.

“This dog is as fast as we’ve ever had … but those box manners!

“But at least he is starting to work out how to handle himself in a field.”

Indictment ran a first section of 5.70 as compared to the leader at the winning post, Double Malt, who reeled off a 5.47 first split.

But Indictment’s final section of 12.46 is among the best run at Albion Park.

All four of Indictment’s wins have been in sub-30 seconds at Albion Park with a career best of 29.69 run in the Publicans’ Cup heat.