The speedy Firefly Curly atoned for two recent placings with a strong win at Casino last Friday. Beginning well, as she normally does, she took up the running at the first bend to dash away.
Her nemesis is the last few metres, but recent racing over the 484 metres gave her the necessary strength to run out a strong last section to win by three lengths.
Local trainer Chris Supple trains this daughter of Closing Argument for George Bennett, and she now has the record of two wins and three placings from only seven starts.
Five heats of the Supervite Hi Performance sprint were run, and the times recorded by the various winners can be a little distorted as some heats were run in rather damp conditions.
Late Kooringa led the way for Mitch Northfield when he went around a packing field to win by 4 1/2 lengths in 23.31. Jake Rose Hi was next up, and he was never under pressure winning by 6 1/2 lengths, clocking 23.43.
Dayseas Nellie ran 23.94 for Claude Dacey when she got up in the last few strides, and Nyngan took over going down the back before running 23.62 for Elizabeth Salmoni.
Pop Northfield maiden winner, Fire Break, rounded out the five heats when he cleared the field and raced away. On the line he won by 4 1/4 lengths and ran 23.58.
The final has good early speed, and luck to the first turn could determine the winner.
Woodview Lass put two wins together in the space of three days, when she won the distance race for Margaret Dwyer. She was well placed throughout, and in the run home was too powerful for Promises Pretty to score by 3/4 length.
Bundanoon continued on her winning way when she took out the Casino RSM Club Free For All in 27.82 for Jeff Smith, while Dayseas Missy made it two winners for Claude Dacey by winning the Mc Donald’s Pharmacy maiden. She ran 28.64.
Cool Five gave John Pay his weekly “pay check” when he made a big run around the field to score by six lengths, whilst Cruzin Breeze made a late dash along the fence to get the judges “pat” for Graeme Dunn.
In the remaining event, the well supported Kingsbrae Girl made a “one act affair” of the Westlawn Finance maiden in scoring by 5 1/4 lengths.
Casino race again next Friday and every Friday until Christmas.