Greyhounds: Thunder Rama claims another win

Thunder Rama holds on to score in a dramatic finish
Thunder Rama holds on to score in a dramatic finish

EVERGREEN chaser Thunder Rama continued his Indian summer of late career form with a victory in the Blazing Barret Free To All (520m) at Cannington on Saturday.

A week after narrowly missing out to Fun Boss in the Lew Dorsa Memorial final Thunder Rama was able to hold out Astrophysic to claim his 35th win in his 134th start.

Thunder Rama was initially beaten to the front by Astrophysic but was able to rail through into the lead on the corner and grab a slight advantage down the back straight.

Astrophysic quickly recovered to put pressure on Thunder Rama and then threw everything he had at the leader in the run to finish.

Thunder Rama would not be denied however, and he held to score by half a length in 30.44.

In other racing track record holder Single Sticka rebounded into the winner’s circle with a come-from-behind effort in the NPB Security Grade 4/5 (520m).

Single Sticka began poorly and was near last in the early stages but he pushed through the field to put himself within striking range of the leading Nordic Warlord.

Single Sticka continued to cut the margin and with a final lunge in the shadows of the finish post he edged ahead to claim the race by a neck in 30.36.

The John Carmody-prepared chaser has now saluted in seven of his past nine starts.