Double strike for Tasmanian Superstar Damek as he wins Easter Cup Final and City Of Devonport Cup

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  • Double strike for Tasmanian Superstar Damek as he wins Easter Cup Final and City Of Devonport Cup

Double strike for Tasmanian Superstar Damek as he wins Easter Cup Final and City Of Devonport Cup

Damek, the star greyhound from Tasmania maintained his notable track record in Tasmania as he took out the 461 metres long Easter Cup Final and also 452 metres City Of Devonport Cup in a stunning fashion in between five days.

Peter Phillip owned and trained offspring of Big Daddy Cool and World’s Finest, Damek defeated the valiant bitch Sultan’s Swing in the Betfair Easter Cup Final worth of $2,555. The brindle chaser covered the distance in an impressive time of 25.79 seconds beating Sultan’s Swing (25.83 seconds) by a margin of three quarters of a length. Aries was further five and a half length away at the third position.

Five days after the sparkling victory at Tattersalls Park, Damek scored another win at North West Greyhound Racing Club NWGRC’s Devonport Raceway. The star chaser won the $2,555 City of Devonport Cup in a spectacular style covering the distance in flying 25.23 seconds. The chaser defeated I’m A Fencer (25.43 seconds) by a huge margin of eight lengths. Stylish Monty finished at the third in 25.47 seconds.

The Tasmanian star chaser has now won 33 out of his 35 lifetime starts at Tasmanian soil and has total stake earnings over $76,000. The only two loses came in the state final of the National Sprint Championship which was conducted at the Tote Racing Centre and in the final of Hobart Thousand at Tattersalls Park in December 2010. In addition, the brindle chaser has a flawless record at the Devonport Raceway with eight wins from a total of eight starts. He has also won 16 out of his 17 total races at Tattersalls Park.

But running away from Tasmania showed clearly the other side of the coin as the star chaser has never won a single race in his interstate competitions. Unfortunately, the Tasmanian chaser has failed despondently in all of his five starts away from home. Peter Phillips, the owner-trainer of the chaser points out his intestate collapses as a result of nervousness.

“It is a comfort zone thing so there is no point in sending him away again. He’s got nothing to prove as good as it would be to win over there,” the trainer explained.

Peter Phillips further stated that World’s Finest, the mother of Damek had also remained unsuccessful in Western Australia and could not adjust to the environment a number of years ago. Prior to compete in the state National Championship, Damek will now be sent outside the home once again.

In the interim, embryonic star Rybenbrook kept on his winning momentum on Tuesday night at Devonport Raceway when he snatched the victory in 580 metres long The Advocate Juvenile/Maiden. The emerging star covered the distance in an extraordinary time of 33.19 seconds winning by ten lengths.

 

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