Veteran racedog Uno Reltub can achieve a remarkable milestone if he wins at Mandurah tomorrow night.
The fast-jumping red brindle from Linda Britton’s kennels is currently sitting on 49 career wins and he can complete his half century in the Silver Sands Resort Grade 1/2 over 405m.
On the back of his exceptional launching speed the April 2009 whelping has been a superb performer since he debuted in January 2011 with a winning strike of exactly 50 per cent.
Uno Reltub has virtually owned the Mandurah circuit since that time and despite the 530m at Cannington being right on his limit he was also one of WA’s best city sprinters in his heyday.
He made an auspicious beginning to his racing career when he claimed 11 of his first 12 races but that was only a precursor to the success he would later enjoy.
Uno Reltub set the track record of 22.23 for the 405m in December 2011, a mark which still stands, and would also represent WA in the 2012 National Sprint Championship.
“He’s been a ripper dog for us,” Britton enthused.
An injury in the 2012 Mandurah Cup, a race he entered as favourite for two years in row but could never capture, saw him on the sidelines for eight months and threatened to end his career
but after an extensive rehabilitation the resilient chaser was able to make a comeback.
While he’s not the greyhound he was in his pomp he retains enough of his early zip to be a huge threat in short course races and his form in recent times has been as good as ever with four wins from his past seven attempts.
Britton is confident that Uno Reltub will bring up the half ton sooner rather than later and predicted a forward showing from the greyhound this weekend.
“He’s drawn on the inside and looks like he should get a clear run so he’s going to be a big chance,” Britton said.
Whether or not Uno Reltb has enough time left in racing to catch the all-time WA wins record holder and Mandurah legend Car Park Keith remains to be seen.
Car Park Keith dominated the Peel track in the mid-late 90s with 64 wins from 98 starts.
“We’ve got to reach the 50 first but it would be nice to get a few wins from him after that, I think he’s definitely capable,” Britton said of Uno Reltub.
“We take it easy on him these days and only put him in when we’re certain he’s right but he still thinks he’s young and that he’s the boss of the kennel.
“He’ll tell us when he’s had enough and ready to pull the pin.”