Fever fails to ignite on weekend

Fever fails to ignite on weekend

It was the Linda Britton-trained chaser’s final hit-out before the WA Sprint Championship series, which starts at headquarters this weekend.

The winner of that series will progress to a home Nationals on Saturday, August 23.

But Zelemar Fever will need a dramatic form reversal if she is to participate. She has had two runs back after nearly two months away from the track and is clearly struggling to regain the form which saw her collect the Group One Temlee in Melbourne and gain a berth in the Perth Cup final this year.

After leading for most of the race, Jump The Queue weakened in the home straight and allowed Zelemar Fever’s kennelmate Gomes to swoop to victory in 30.61sec.

While Zelemar Fever battled on gamely, she could only manage to finish fourth.|James Broadhurst