Cowra domination continues at dogs

Cowra kennels continued their domination of feature greyhound racing in the central west during the COVID-19 crisis at Monday's Kennerson Park meeting held at Bathurst.

Leading trainer Paul Braddon was again to the fore leaving the meeting with a winning double courtesy of two of his current stars in Flaming Fury and She's A Gem.

The latter took out the meeting's feature event the Ladbrokes Monthly Medal Final over 450 metres, worth $3850 to the winner.

Taking out the final She's A Gem ($1.35) lead home a Cowra trifecta with Rod McDonald's Tony's Rescue ($31) in second place and Geoff Curtale's Yenderrie Evie ($31) in third place.

She's A Gem jumped clearly from box 1 and was never threatened as she raced away to a five and quarter length win with a further five and three quarter lengths back to the third placegetter.

The win was the fourth in succession for She's A Gem and fifth from her last six starts.

The three year-old daughter of Zambora Brockie out of the Braddon family's former very good stayer All A Blaze took her prize earnings to more than $26,000 with the win.

All A Blaze was a multiple city winner during her 42 start career which amassed nearly $50,000 in stakes.

Monday's final was dominated by Cowra kennels with six of eight starters provided by local trainers.

Kennerson Park was treated to an exciting three-way dash to the line during the second event of Monday's meeting as Paul Braddon's short priced favourite Flaming Fury hung on for victory.

WHAT A FINISH: Flaming Fury (seven, middle) does just enough to hold off Hey Dreamer and Rocky's Brother on Monday. Photo: ALEXANDER GRANT

WHAT A FINISH: Flaming Fury (seven, middle) does just enough to hold off Hey Dreamer and Rocky's Brother on Monday. Photo: ALEXANDER GRANT

Flaming Fury ($1.55) got out to an early lead in the Ladbrokes Multibuilder (450 metres) but couldn't ditch her rivals easily, as Rocky's Brother ($13, Darren Wort) and Hey Dreamer ($5.50, Lisa Worthy) pushed her all the way.

When Flaming Fury got across from box seven to lead into the opening turn the race could have got away from her challengers - but they were ready for the fight.

Rocky's Brother stuck close to the heels of Flaming Fury and ducked along the rail for the run home, ending just a head short of a win.

Flaming Fury won the race in 25.95 seconds.

Hey Dreamer had the run of the race, recovering from almost a three length deficit to the winner to finish a very close third.

The first three runners were separated by just three hundredths of a second.

"She's definitely in a purple patch at the moment. All my dogs seem to be going well lately," Braddon said.

"She didn't go as quick early as she did last week when she got away got about five lengths.

"She didn't get away from them but she hung on and that's the main thing."

Flaming Fury continued to stay above her 50 per cent strike rate thanks to Monday's win.

The in-form El Grand Senor x Janderra's Fury bitch has now won 13 races from 23 starts and has been victorious in four of her last five events.