Sky's The Limit For Fastest Ever W'gul Maiden Winner

STEVE White is tipping Paua Of Buddy to become a Group class galloper after the dog's sensational winning Warragul debut on Tuesday night.

David Brasch

28 April 2021

STEVE White is tipping Paua Of Buddy to become a Group class galloper after the dog’s sensational winning Warragul debut on Tuesday night.

The son of Aston Dee Bee and Paua To Admit ran 25.54 when winning a 460 metre maiden on debut as a $1.90 favourite.

“We had a good bit of money to put on him, but got none of it on,” said Steve.

“We think the time is probably the fastest ever run by a maiden at Warragul.”

White’s assessment was correct, Paua Of Buddy’s scintillating win on Tuesday night making him the fastest ever maiden victor at the Warragul circuit.

“He had trialled 22.12 and then 22.11 at Warragul over 400 metres in the lead-up to last night’s race … he’s a very hot pup,” White added.

The youngster was bred, reared, pre-trained and is owned by David Jones at Wagga.

“He was running free for all times around Wagga as a pup,” said White.

Long range plans for Paua Of Buddy is to target a race like the Group 2 Queensland Derby at Albion Park later in the year.

“Immediate plans are probably to go to a grade seven at The Meadows where he has already trialled twice in fast time,” said Steve.

“Everything about him is good.”

Steve said the entire litter is showing great potential. Litter sister Paua Of Janie is unbeaten in five starts at Wagga and is now in his kennel.

White is beaming with confidence about the future of his champion race dog Sennachie who has just completed his first season at stud.

The son of Fernando Bale has mated 88 bitches in the first 10 months since his retirement.

“I checked the stats through Greyhounds Australasia and found Fernando Bale had mated 89 bitches in his first year at stud, and Barcia Bale 88 in the same time,” said Steve.

“For Sennachie to mate as many as that pair shows just what broodbitch owners think of our dog. This has been a great achievement.”

And Paua Of Buddy wasn’t the only hugely exciting youngster to go through its paces at Warragul on Tuesday night.

The Jason Thompson-trained Rebellious (Barcia Bale-On The Runway) ran a slashing 22.29 over the 400 metres to win the opening event on the program.

The maiden winning time is just outside the 22.26 ill-fated budding superstar Zambora Markie posted in 2019.

Rebellious is out of exciting brood On The Runway, a litter-sister to Group 1 winning powerhouses Poke The Bear and Out Of Range.

She is also a half-sister to hot young stud dog Hooked On Scotch which continues to generate huge interest among breeders.