Tureaud wins despite past injuries

Winner all the way: Tureaud with trainer Paul Stuart, Adele Hobby and her niece.
Winner all the way: Tureaud with trainer Paul Stuart, Adele Hobby and her niece.

TUREAUD claimed his second piece of silverware following an all-the-way victory in the Anniversary Cup (490m) at Tabtouch Park Mandurah on the weekend.

The classy Paul Stuart-trained chaser set up his win when he bounced to the lead from the pole at box rise.

After repelling a mid-race challenge, Tureaud broke away in the home straight to score by just under two lengths ahead of the runner-up Party Hotshot in 27.49.

Although blessed with exceptional talent Tureaud has been beset with recurring injuries and niggles that have kept him on the sidelines more than he’s been on the track.

Since his debut in mid-2014 Tureaud has only managed 30 starts and Stuart admits that we haven’t seen the best of the dog.

It’s taken a finely balanced management program from Stuart to get Tureaud performing at a top level but the greyhound is starting to make the most of limited opportunities.

Tureaud snared the Gr 2 All Stars Sprint in October and has now captured the oldest feature race in greyhound racing.

“He had a light week at home this week due to few little problems but he came through tonight,” Stuart said of Tureaud’s preparation after the race. “The draw definitely helped him but he’s a very strong dog on the arm and he did what he needed to do.”