The well performed Maxie’s Chariot set the time standard through last Friday’s fifth grade heats by running a speedy 23.10.
Better known over a longer trip, the Neil Falls trained galloper began with the field, but as they raced into the back he really extended to set up a winning break. When the judge called a halt he had scored by 5 1/2 lengths from the runner up Phoenix Bomber. Only just behind him on the clock was Green Lee who clocked 23.11.
The unbeaten Surin’ Sal crossed to the front but couldn’t quite get clear of the pack, and that gave Green Lee a run along the fence. By the time Surin’ Sal got balanced up to set off after the leader, the “bird had flown” and Green Lee was off for the prize. Interestingly, the first and second greyhounds are half sisters.
Sammilicious recorded the next best time of 23.35 when she overcame box five to kick clear and win by 3 1/2 lengths for Benny Russell, while Rinhals held on to take out the remaining heat in 23.38. This week’s final has an open look about it, with maybe the box draw determining the winner.
Susan and Darryl Schafer’s Diana Trick had an impeccable run through the Grafton Carnival, and she continued on her winning way taking out the Casino Vet Clinic Distance stake. When she led at he winning post with a lap to go, and it was a case of “put down your glasses” as the daughter of Flying Penske / Cute Trick is very strong. In the “wash up” she won by 4 lenghths and clocked a good 35.62.
Hallucinator, owned and trained by Jancie McLean, made it two on the trot in the Tweed to Casino Sil Gava Cars final. The favourite Revel In seemed strange to the track, and this allowed the locally trained Hallucinator to race around the pack and kick away. He won by six lengths and ran 23.35.
Jason Fredericks had been having a good run with his team of late and it continued when Teddy She Goes led all of the way to run 27.52, whilst Supreme Allegro ran the best time over the 484 metres (27.36) for Neville Robson. Short course equal record holder Within Site led them up, but over the concluding stages Supreme Allegro was too powerful, winning by two lengths.
Blayney Lass used his one box to full advantage leading from the first turn to salute by 4 3/4 lengths in 27.80 for Terry Guymer, while Mad Dad was also never headed in a 2 3/4 length victory running 27.72. Good Casino supporter Jeff Ahern trains him.
Day Seas Suzie lived up to her good trial form by taking out 484 metre maiden by 3 1/2 lengths running 27.77, and Special She Is was “special” this week, getting home by a head in the 411 metre maiden. She ran 23.52 for Joy Harding.
The St Marys Community Pre School thank their sponsors and supporters for help on their major fund raising day.
Casino had enough nominations to run two full meetings this week, and the Industry in this area of the state is very strong in numbers and breeding. We race again thsi Friday afternoon.