Nervous An Weird has marked himself as one of the hottest young greyhounds in Victoria after an impressive victory in the 2018 $14,300 Bendigo Gold Rush Maiden Series over the weekend.
In addition to the $10,000 first prize, an additional $1,000 in VICGREY’s bonus was also handed out.
Stopping the clock in a best of the day 23.452sec, 0.017sec faster than his heat win – taking him just over a length outside of Fernando Bale and Jimmy Newob’s 23.386sec track record.
Nervous An Weird continued the trend from the past four Gold Rush winners, taking out the three week series in a clean sweep.
Nervous An Weird taking out the Bendigo Gold Rush Maiden Series from box two.
“I felt the pressure going into the final because he had a lot of expectations on him, so it was nice he lived up to them,” trainer Ashlee Terry said.
Heading into the second week of the series, Terry admitted that she didn’t expect him to go as quick as he did first up despite never putting a foot wrong in his training.
“Nervous An Weird has won every field trial and has done everything right. It is nice when you have a dog that can trial like him, but it is even better when they can show their talent on race day,” Terry said.
Many are classing Nervous An Weird’s win in the Bendigo Gold Rush Maiden Series as more than just a feature win, rather a glimpse of what is to come.
“The Bendigo Gold Rush is such a good maiden to win, and it is great that he is showing his ability by his sections and overall time on this stage.”
“Now we just have to hope that he can develop into the dog we think he is.”
What’s next for Nervous An Weird? Terry is wanting to take his races slow because of his age by placing him through the grades so he can grow into himself first.
Past five Bendigo Gold Rush Winners
2018 – Nervous An Weird
2017 – Aston Dinnigan
2016 – Nallak
2015 – Zoltina’s Legacy
2014 – Arena Allen
It was a huge night for Bendigo with a number of feature events being run and won.
Helicopter Harry took out the Farewell Railway Station Hotel Cup (500m) for Jennifer Torr from box four.
My American Girl came out on top in the Aussie Infrared Belle Of Bendigo (425m), who is also trained by Ashlee Terry.
Angela Langton claimed the Chasers Function Centre Stayers Cup (660M) with Hit The Highway from box seven.
Vanda Mick came out on top in the Beau Of Bendigo (425m) from box two for Michael Ellis.