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.

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.�