Greyhound of the Month October 2019

Greyhound of the Month award for October went to Alicante Bouchet for trainer Ben Rawlings which had four starts for the month with 1 win and 2 placings with the highlight being her outstanding performance in the Group 2 Allstars final at Cannington in WA where she defeated a high quality line up.

The daughter of Kilty Lad and Mighty Chaos started the month off in a heat of the Group 1 Adelaide Cup where she ran a gallant third after leading most of the way and still running a slick 29.69 personally. She then stepped out in the Consolation of the Cup running 6th after having no luck after a moderate beginning. The Rawlings camp then set off for the West for the Group 2 Allstars series at Cannington. Alicante Bouchet had performed well there in the past and showed blistering speed in her heat to just get run down in the shadows of the post in running second after leading and qualifying for the final. In the final she started double figure odds but again showed her high speed to lead the best sprinters in Western Australia. This time though there was no catching her as she opened up a big mid race lead. She won by three lengths in the Group 2 feature, running a brisk 29.75 for the 520m journey.

At the end of the month Alicante Bouchet’s record stood at 59 starts for 27 wins and 18 placings and earnings just over $100,000.