Tesla One Step Towards National Sprint Berth

"TEAM DAILLY" will head into next Thursday night's Victorian final of the National Sprint at Sandown with three finalists, all of them heats winners.

David Brasch

5 August 2022

“TEAM DAILLY” will head into next Thursday night’s Victorian final of the National Sprint (515m) at Sandown Park with three finalists, all of them heats winners.

Dusty Bourbski ran 29.38 to win his heat over Kinrock Star and Hebirdean Black, while Zara’s Ivan ran 29.56 to narrowly beat Photo Man and Rapaki Rocks, and Group 1 winner Zippy Tesla downed Usman Bale and Riccarton Rick in 29.41.

The other heat went to Sam Grenfell’s Vayda Bale in 29.46 over Who Told Shorty and He’s No Slouch.

Kennel spokesman George Dailly immediately plumped for Zippy Tesla as the best hope of getting through to the National Sprint Grand Final at Wentworth Park.

“The box draw has gone his way,” said George of Zippy Tesla.

Nat Sprint Vic final: 1 Zippy Tesla, 2 Dusty Bourbski, 3 Photo Man, 4 Usmain Bale, 5 Zara’s Ivan, 6 Who Told Shorty, 7 Vayda Bale, 8 Kinrock Star. Res: 9 Hebridean Black, 10 Riccarton Rick.

“His chances went right up when Dusty Bourbski drew the two because Dusty likes to get off the track early,” said George.

“But, Dusty is going great and will still be hard to beat.

“But, why take any notice of me … I’m the worst judge in Australia,” George joked.

IN Queensland, youthful trainer Shane Ellis, on a comeback to training, landed Impact into the state final of the Sprint when he dead-heated with He’s So Cool in 29.97.

“Hot” sprinter Shipwreck was third.

He’s So Cool, winner of 22 races himself, is a litter brother to Australia’s Group 1 darling She’s A Pearl.

Ellis took a long break from training with work commitments but has recently taken over a small team, including Impact, which came from his uncle Kevin Ellis who has retired.

The other Queensland heat went to the Sandra Hunt-trained Feel The Beat in 29.95 beating Power Moves and Jagger Moves.

Nat Sprint Qld Final: 1 Jagger Moves, 2 Feel The Beat, 3 Magical Cyndie, 4 Power Moves, 5 Shipwreck, 6 Impact, 7 He’s So Cool, 8 Hope’s King, Res: 9 Hopeful Lana, 10 Hopeful Hope.