NGA News - A couple of auction pups from this most recent Spring Meet Auction--both females--continued to perform well in races early this week.
Kells Neon Flash, purchased by Bradford Bolton from breeder John Dalton for $9,000, won her fourth straight race at Palm Beach Tuesday afternoon, nabbing her Grade C race by 7 lengths in a swift 29.71 (second fastest of the program). Once again Kells Neon Flash showed impressive early speed--she's never been headed in any of her official starts at Palm Beach--and was in full command shortly into the race.
The win boosted Neon Flash's record to 4-1-0 in 5 official starts at Palm Beach. The 67-lb. female races for the Steve Gilster Kennel.
Kells Neon Flash was from a standout litter of Atascocita Leroy-Too Late pups at the Spring Meet. She finished second in the October 2 Main Stake in Abilene.
At Tri-State, SE's Tali Aspen finished a gallant second to track win leader and stakes champ Rico's Vermilion in her initial Grade AA race Monday night. The Spring Meet's top star, who sold for $35,000 to Terry Scott, after winning her main-stake in the two fastest times of the meet for breeder Penny Wick and Steve Ward, took an umblemished record of five straight wins into the event, having climbed the ladder from Maiden to AA undefeated, usually winning by huge distances.
SE's Tali Aspen (Kiowa WW Brother-Time For A Party) races for the Tomblin Kennel.
Rico's Vermilion, in running her yearly record to 21-3-2-1 in 33 starts for the Williamson Kennel, took command early from the 4 box in the event and was never challenged. Aspen, from the 8 box, broke with the pack and still had to navigate around a couple of more competitors before securing the place position behind Vermilion.
Vermilion had captured the $35,000 WVGOBA Juvenile at Tri-State on May 7.