Silver Dollars Beckon For Call Me Rip

TONY Apap went into Thursday night's Molly Campbell Silver Dollars heats at Albion Park with Call Me Rip resigned to chasing home Indictment.

David Brasch

3 September 2021

TONY Apap went into Thursday night’s Molly Campbell Silver Dollars heats (520m) at Albion Park with Call Me Rip resigned to chasing home boom youngster Indictment.

Call Me Rip had drawn poorly in the seven and was facing up to Indictment which was $1.20 favourite out of the red box an coming off a brilliant win in the previous week’s Publicans’ Cup.

Indictment got out well, found trouble at the first turn, and ran on fairly for third.

Call Me Rip (Fernando Bale-Simply An Angel) was always handy and ran down early leader I’m The Bill to win in 30.20.

“It just goes to prove, while you are in the race, you are in with a chance,” Apap said.

Call Me Rip has started 19 times for five wins and 11 placings. He had been run off the track at the first turn at Ipswich the previous Saturday.

“He’s always shown plenty of ability but he’s had no luck either,” Apap said. “He wants the inside and I think he can go 29.80 around Albion Park given the right box and the right run.”

But, that’s not what faces Call Me Rip in next Thursday night’s final. He has come up with box seven again.

Molly Campbell Silver Dollars (box draw): 1 Showdown, 2 Strategise, 3 Running Express, 4 Stanton Warrior, 5 Light My Flyer, 6 I’m The Bill, 7 Call Me Rip, 8 Danielle Keeping. Res: 9 Indictment, 10 Bonnie Keeping.

“The one thing in this dog’s favour is that he is very intelligent in a field,” said Apap of Call Me Rip.

He rates fastest heat winner Showdown, drawn in the rails, the hardest to beat in the final.

“We’ve got the seven again,” lamented Apap.

Call Me Rip is a half brother to classy bitch Pump It and the Group performers Front Page News and Are Jay junior, bred and owned by Dan Henry.

Showdown (Sh Avatar-Sawadee), the first Thursday night Albion Park winner for trainer Jedda Cutlack, ran 30.05 leading throughout to beat kennelmate Strategise by almost two lengths at the juicy odds of $19.

Lyndall Brand landed the other heat with improving Light My Flyer (Aston Dee Bee-Fernvale Flyer) in 30.22. He also led throughout to win by a length over Danielle Keeping at $6.50.