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Xylia shatters third record
12 April 2014
For the third straight start, Xylia Allen, has shattered a track record, eclipsing Dyna Willow’s standard set just a fortnight ago over the 720m journey at Wentworth Park on Saturday night (April 12).
Starting in box one in the opening AAA Radiator Specialists Association Cup heat, Xylia Allen came into the Group 1 series having set new time standards at Horsham (570m -31.93) and Geelong (680m - 38.91).
The daughter of Turanza Bale was quickly away setting a first section record of 15.84, quicker than any 280m starter has set at the venue, leading all the way Xylia Allen stunned race goers when she eventually stopped the clock at 41.53, taking 0.21 of a second off Dyna Willow’s mark set just two weeks earlier.
Speaking immediately after the race, handler Trevor Smith, said she was certainly carving her tale in history.
“She is something truly special, to go three track records now, and that quick here, I can hardly believe it,” Smith said.
Xylia Allen has drawn box two in the final, while fellow heat winners, Dyna Willow and Hailstorm Billy have drawn boxes four and six respectively. The box draw for the Group 1, $75,000 to the winner Association Cup
Watch the track record effort again