Gold Coast double - the right rub
Jun 28, 2010
Bruce felt confident going into the races across the road from Ascot Lodge.
Chin Rub, Flying Shadow and Thirty Severn Megs all worked well, all had good chances at the mid June meet.
Chin Rub a recent Victorian import got the day off to a flyer.
Bruce bought it for $3000 and had to add an extra grand for the travel.
Chin Rub was well backed after an initial good at the Gold Coast at its first start for Bruce when third on the Gold Coast.
With that track experience he found a different gear in straight and went to the line strongly this time.
Chin Rub snagged first prizemoney of $6500 and has already paid back owner Vito Ulliana.
Vito is keen on the game and is obviously ready to take a chance.
"I not sure who backed it so strongly," said Bruce.
"But I have a suspicious Vito might have been involved."
Chin Rub has been placed up to 2300m and this win in the Maiden at 1400m is just the start.
It only took Flying Shadow only three starts to win a race.
He made light work of rivals in the 900m Mdn settling outside the leader and skipping clear in the straight.
Bruce has always liked the bay by Shadow Creek from Cache Cove and believes its future is bright.
It has a band of owners Reg Dick, Aidan Glynn, Janelle Howe, Greg Howe, Janelle Howe, Wayne Howe and Paul Robinson.
Shadow Creek is by staying influence Zabeel and the dam by staying influence Quest For Fame - hopefully this win in future will be seen as just the bonus.
Thirty Seven Megs didn't win but lost no admirers when a flashing second to the smart Alan Bailey horse Streets Away.
Bruce doesn't think his turn is far away.