Classic Quartet Dominate Breeders Classic

Progeny from the hugely exciting Aston Dee Bee x She's All Class litter made a clean sweep of Tuesday's Breeders Classic semi-finals at Devonport.

Brennan Ryan

17 September 2020

BREEDER David Booth admits to being as proud as punch after his fabulous Aston Dee Bee x She’s All Class litter trumped all four-semi-finals of the Devonport Breeders Classic (452m) on Tuesday.

In what was another red-letter day for the hugely exciting litter, Wynburn Sheean, Highland Chief, Quick Joey Small and Vintage Fame all claimed semi-final wins while Highland Wonder proved successful on the card also.

“To breed pups that are up to being competitive in our local Tasbred events is what you do all the hard work for,” Booth stated.

“From day one this Aston Dee Bee litter showed plenty of ability.

“Seeing their progress and how smart they are on the track has been very rewarding. Aston Dee Bee is proving to be a very good sire and throwing a lot of himself into his pups.”


On a fantastic card of racing on Tuesday, talented sprinter Highland Chief set a blistering time-standard when running 25.29 to win his semi-final.

Off a flying start, the David Crosswell-trained galloper was off and gone, carving out splits of 7.89 and 12.61 before powering away to score by 7 1/2 lengths over Wynburn Cruz.

“Highland Chief was the standout effort among the four semi-finals winners on Tuesday,” Booth declared.

“His last few runs at Devonport before the series were just getting better and better each time he went around. 25.29 is a serious run, only a handful of top-grade dogs have ever reached that time standard.”

While Highland Chief set the time-standard, Vintage Fame was impressive winning the first semi-final in 25.82 while sensational young pup Wynburn Sheean clocked 25.58.

The final semi-final went the way of Quick Joey Small running 25.92 from box five.

Tuesday’s remarkable five winners extended progeny of She’s All Class to a remarkable 184 wins collectively.

David Booth reported that connections of all pups have been pleased in the progress over time.

“I had a couple from the litter early before I decided to sell them just over 12 months old,” Booth said.

“Training dogs is something I’ve given away over time; I’m not getting any younger, so being able to breed them and rear them to a certain age at home is something I’ve always wanted to do as a hobby.”

Booth is currently standing Jamella Jet at stud, the top flight sprinter runner-up in the inaugural Million Dollar Chase behind Mystic Riot.