Falcon's Fury equals Cowra track record in Saturday's Janet Braddon Memorial heats

Falcon's Fury won by nine-and-three-quarter-lengths from second place in the fifth heat of the Janet Braddon Memorial on Saturday.

Falcon's Fury won by nine-and-three-quarter-lengths from second place in the fifth heat of the Janet Braddon Memorial on Saturday.

Falcon’s Fury headlines the Janet Braddon Memorial final this Saturday after the Paul Braddon-trained speedster blitzed his heat at the weekend, equaling Cowra’s Sid Kallas Oval track record.

Falcon’s Fury was the only qualifier to break the 26 seconds barrier, stopping the clock in a lightning time of 25.76s through the 453m journey.

The Braddons-trained greyhound now has two wins to his name in a three-start career, and is showing plenty of potential for such a youngster.

Cowra Greyhound Racing President Peter McDonald expects Falcon’s Fury to be a popular pick among punters this Saturday.

“This weekend’s final should be very interesting,” Peter McDonald said.

“Fury still looks the one to beat, he won by more than nine lengths in his heat.”

Falcon’s Fury was more than a second faster than second placed Gazmick Barney, and is the only automatic qualifier from the fifth and final heat.

The heat winners, along with the three fastest second-placegetters earned a spot in the $2000-to-the-winner Janet Braddon Memorial Final.

While Falcon’s Fury leads the Braddons chances, his kennelmates Tina’s Magic and Spring Jazz also negotiated their heats.

Tina’s Magic took out the first heat, while the latter progresses as one of the quickest runners up.

The Mandurama-based kennels of Alita Funnell also features multiple runners with Dusty Boy and Dusty Willow both advancing.

Cowra trainer Rodney McDonald booked a spot with Dana Big Karl, while Orange-based Gregory Board’s chaser Spring Skipper and Gordon Herbert’s Young-based greyhound Blame Roster make up the rest of the field.

“It was a good day. Everyone was happy, it was jovial and people were happy to see greyhound racing return to Cowra,” Peter McDonald said of Saturday’s meeting.

Janet Braddon Memorial final field:

Tina’s Magic (Pamela Braddon), Dana Big Karl (Rodney McDonald), Dusty Boy (Alita Funnell), Spring Skipper (Gregory Board), Falcon’s Fury (Paul Braddon), Spring Jazz (Pamela Braddon), Dusty Willow (Alita Funnell), Blame Rosters (Gordon Herbert). Reserves: Spring Scorpian (Gregory Board) and Gazmick Barney (Garry Abernethy).

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