Royally Bred Siblings Make Winning Debuts

LITTERMATES Ferocity and Point To Point made successful debuts at Ipswich on Friday and Darren Russell believes both will develop into classy dogs.

David Brasch

1 August 2021

ROYALLY bred littermates Ferocity and Point To Point made successful debuts at Ipswich on Friday afternoon and trainer Darren Russell believes both will develop into classy dogs.

The exciting duo are by Fernando Bale and Precious Sal, the dam a brilliant performer for the Russell kennel.

They are littermates to Lochinvar Lona which also made a winning debut at Dapto on Thursday night for the Ruth King kennel.

Russell also had littermate Corowa Tiger in the heats of the 288m maiden series at Ipswich but he found trouble and finished fifth to Mysterious Mork.

“The trio has had a few niggles leading up to their debut and this is why I started them all over the shorter distance,” Russell said.

“They all go okay.

“Point To Point is suited off an inside draw and he had the one when winning.”

Point To Point went 17.04 while Ferocity ran 17.22.

“Ferocity did everything wrong and still won,” said Darren. “He missed the start but showed blistering speed to get to the leaders.”

Of next week’s final, Russell would like to see Point To Point in an inside draw but Ferocity off the eight box.

“Wherever they draw, I don’t want them inside Country Girl who absolutely crashed to the fence in her heat,” he said.

Of Corowa Tiger, owned by a group of Russel’s Sydney mates, he said the dog has as much ability but was not as advanced in his preparation as the other two.

“They can all gallop,” he said.