Canberra Doubles To Gilbert And McFarlane

As the bleek Canberra winter weather set in a strong 150 crowd kicked on to witness the 11 race card on Sunday night.

Backing up last week’s six winners Gunning trainer Jodie Gilbert, along with Jerrawa trainer Ian McFarlane claimed doubles.

McFarlane and owner Mark Scholes the first to complete the double after maiden Trimtex posted best of the night 17.82 ahead of odd on favourite Teddy Two Bucks.

Cardio Fantasy rounding out the double taking out the second of the Social Club 2-5 win heats over 530metres ahead of Sutton Tiger and Exotic Ghost.

Smashing Osti continued her good Canberra form taking out heat one over Methane and Atlantic Charter.

Awesome Laddie and Daytona Kent the other two greyhounds to book themselves through to this weekend’s final with $1,200 up for grabs.

After a string of second’s Cawbourne Bolt went one better for the Gilbert kennel in a smart 25.46 ahead of Morgo’s Babe and Daytona Norbert.

Gilbert’s second win coming in the penultimate with Cawbourne Texas proving odds on was warrented beating home Sweet Rayah and Jacob’s Banquet.

The remaining winners offering up a mix of short and long odds for punters with Gordon Herbert claiming race one with Kalinite ($3.20).

Heavily favoured Walkaway Freddy taking out the non grade sprint ($1.70) before Lorraine Roy’s Vapour ($9.40) bowled over his maiden kicking again in the straight to win race five from Hotel Splendido and Anna Osti.

Clovalley Brooke the highest dividend of the night paying $28 with ACTTAB, the blue bitch finally secured the run she needed leading early to beat Humdinger and Blazing Morgo.

Caroline Roch’s Rich and Regal the other big payer of the night holding out Medium Pace in the straight to return $24 locally.

The feature race of the night, the Wilson Watt Papandrea Final, also producing some enjoyable returns for punters at connections alike with March Maiden for Ken Staines, producing owner Carol Wade her first ever winner and a $5 return for punters.

All continues this week, racing Saturday twilight before another full SKY Sunday meeting on the 14th June.