Skipper’s strong hand for Sprint final

Trainer Bill |Skipper with |Winter Sprint heat |winner Special Pup.
Trainer Bill |Skipper with |Winter Sprint heat |winner Special Pup.

Skipper enjoyed back-to-back success with littermates Special Pup and Flying Special.

The up-and-coming Special Pup won his fourth race in a row and a seventh from eight starts with a mighty come-from-behind effort in his heat.

A terrible start put Special Pup at the rear of the field early, but he quickly recovered and surged forward to capture the lead, before storming away to score by nearly four lengths in 22.82sec.

Flying Special overcame her wide draw to notch a hat-trick of victories when she saluted in 22.81sec.

The Eric Campana-prepared Happy Skipper was the fastest qualifier in 22.71sec.

The former NSW chaser looked comfortable in his first attempt over the journey as he led all the way and scored by two lengths.

The other winners were Knocked Back in 22.78sec and Mosquito Squad in 22.86sec.