Devonport Chase The Target For Wynburn Sheean

BEN Englund has declared the fast approaching Group 3 Devonport Chase firmly on the radar for his budding star of the track Wynburn Sheean.

Brennan Ryan

28 October 2020

BEN Englund has declared the fast approaching Group 3 Devonport Chase firmly on the radar for his budding star of the track Wynburn Sheean.

The son of Aston Dee Bee was a brilliant winner of the George & Eileen Johnston Puppy Championship (452m) at Devonport on Tuesday in a fast 25.35, win seven of his blossoming 10 start career.

Showing blinding early speed, Wynburn Sheean didn’t give his rivals a look in with a superb front running performance, downing littermates Highland Chief and Quick Joey Small by 4 ¼ lengths.

“I’d say he’d have to be the fastest greyhound I’ve trained,” said Englund.

“He’s had just ten starts but is showing great maturity and improving with every run.

“He was afforded a trouble-free run-in transit and the time (25.35) shows he is at the top of his class and grade now.”

Victory in Tuesday’s Puppy Championship was a first for Ben Englund as a trainer while both he and father Tom were responsible for breeding Hetti’s Produce, winner of the race in 2017 for trainer Pat Ryan.

Wynburn Sheean’s dazzling display continued the outstanding results for dam She’s All Class with her progeny now boasting a remarkable 192 wins.

Ben has suggested that Wynburn Sheean will most unlikely race again before the Devonport Chase heats which are slated for November 17.

“I’ll probably only need to give him one trial and that should keep him in good shape before the heats,” Englund said.

“We’d be mad not to have a go at the Devonport Chase with the way he’s going. His times are better than a lot of the invitation races. When they run second sectionals like 12.48 it just proves how unique the dog is really.

“You’ve got to be a bit careful with him because he tries so hard – he’ll be flat for a couple of days now. But you don’t want to let them drop in fitness either, so you’ve just got to manage them a little bit.”