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Dyna Dave was a convincing winner of the 2019 NZ Nationals Middle Distance (520m) final at Addington on Thursday, 8 August.  He now heads to Australia (the same place THE test match was played) to compete with the other finalists from around Australia.

The finals of the 2019 Amazing Chase were held at Addington on Sunday 28 July.  It was the first time the series has been held in the South Island.

Dyna Dave was the short priced favourite and didn’t disappoint.  To be fair, he was made to work extremely hard in the first match by She’s For Us in the battle of the Roberts family.  Dyna Dave’s time of 29.70 showed just hard he hard to work with She’s For Us ending up with the third best time.

After the dramas at the start of the heats, Dyna Weslyn had at least a small question mark over her start in the final of the Stayers Cup at Addington on Thursday.

The concern was amplified with the dog that had caused the drama in the heats, Opawa Hillary, once again drawn outside Dyna Weslyn.  On the other hand Pefect Result, one of the heat winners from the heats, was drawn perfectly in box 1.

However, after all the pre-race talk and conjecture, the race was pretty much over at the end of the back straight once Dyna Weslyn had crossed and took the lead.  Her opening sectional (from boxes to the finishing post which is the sprint distance) was covered in 17.18 – good enough to place in the Class 5 sprint races that night.

FIN RUNNER BOX RUN LEADMIDCLOSE ADJ TM
1Dyna Weslyn[5]111111117.1812.8313.1243.13
2Opawa Hilary[8]322222217.5412.9113.0243.47
3Perfect Result[1]433333317.5812.9013.0043.48
6Goldstar Sydney[6]644455617.6613.0313.0943.78
4Alotta Talk[2]255544417.7212.9712.8243.51
8Know Potential[4]766668817.8612.9613.0543.87
7Vandagambo[3]577777718.0012.8812.9343.81
5Shooters Hill[7]888886518.2612.8412.5643.66
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The new sprint distance at Manawatu of 410m is providing a lot of interest as the best times is regularly under threat.

On Monday, Bigtime Pete broke his own track and distance record … which lasted just a few races until kennelmate Bigtime Shadow grabbed the record in his first sprint.