YUNDERUP Dozer continued his upward trajectory when he claimed his biggest win to date in the Spring Gift (490m) at Kanyana Park last Saturday.
The strong-running black-and-white chaser from Andrew McLaren’s kennels was able to wrest the lead from the fast-jumping Katsuro Sahara in the early stages before kicking away to score convincingly by more than four lengths in 27.52sec.
The win was Yunderup Dozer’s fourth from his past five starts.
Yunderup Dozer showed early promise and he got his career off to a flying start when he captured the Autumn Maiden Classic in April, but up until recently, injury niggles and poor box draws had combined to restrict his development. When McLaren was asked about how far he thought Yunderup Dozer could progress as a racedog, the Nambeelup trainer was very positive.
“A long way; I really do believe that,” he said.
“We’ve had nothing but troubles since we’ve had the dog but we believe we’ve finally got it sorted out.”
In other racing, Bee Flash won the Distance Potential (647m) final with an all-the-way effort.
The Christine Robartson-trained chaser snapped a series of minor places and notched his first win over the journey, crossing the line two lengths ahead of runner-up Jed Monelli in 37.16sec.