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Cowra's Paul Braddon enjoys more success at Dubbo's Dawson Park

Paul Braddon has been in the racing game long enough to know winning runs don't last forever, so he's making the most of a golden period for his Cowra kennels.

Braddon has been collecting wins for fun in recent times, with the bulk of the victories in recent times being scored at Dubbo's Dawson Park.

The good times continued during Thursday's meeting as he took out the first race of the afternoon.

Braddon's first-starter Harper's Fury started a hot $1.45 favourite in the Colin Hewitt Real Estate Maiden (318m) and delivered on that status.

Harper's Fury produced the type of tough and determined run not always associated with debutants as he fought to the lead early on and kicked away to win by one-and-a-half lengths in the time of 18.39 seconds.

That maiden victory followed a blistering trial performance at Dawson Park the week prior, where he won in 18.15 seconds.

"He's got a lot of ability but he's very green," Braddon said after Thursday's win.

"He's got a little while to come to hand but he's going well.

"He surprised me [last week], I didn't think he could go that well but he went exceptionally well."

Thursday's debut win may not have been as fast as the trial performance but there was still a lot to like about it.

The Len Haaring-trained Arrogant Dusty ($19) got away the best and was soon jostling Miss Josie ($51) and kennelmate Arrogant Lillie ($10) for the lead.

Harper's Fury, who was as short as $1.35 at one point before the race, sat fourth after getting away from box four and had to do plenty of work to move his way forward.

But once he found the rail as the field entered the turn for home the writing was on the wall.

He entered the straight in control and went on to win relatively comfortably from Arrogant Lillie while Miss Josie was third.

"It was a good effort today because the two [Arrogant Dusty] was leaning on him the whole way down the back straight so it showed a bit of determination.

"Normally he's a very good beginner so I wasn't worried about the box but it was first time in a field with other dogs.

"But he came through it and hopefully he learned from it."

ANOTHER ONE: Paul Braddon with Harper's Fury after Thursday's win at Dawson Park. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

ANOTHER ONE: Paul Braddon with Harper's Fury after Thursday's win at Dawson Park. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

A return to Dawson Park and possibly racing at Temora is on the cards for Harper's Fury, who will be out to continue Braddon's hot run of form next time out.

Braddon and his wife and fellow trainer, Pamela, have been in fine form of late.

Prior to Thursday's meeting Paul had 10 wins and eight placings from 20 starts this year.

"It's going very, very well so I can't really complain. We're getting plenty of winners," he said.

"You just have runs and I'm having one of them at the moment. There's young dogs with a lot of promise and they're going through the low grades well.

"Whether they're doing the same in six months' time when they meet the higher of grade of dog is another thing."