The Jim Robinson and Linda Benn combination dominated the Casino meeting that was run at Lismore yesterday.
Jim landed two winners with Hewitt and Silicone Bob, while Linda topped off the day with Sodoku Girl winning the last race.
On a day when the strong finishers were able to land the money, Silicone Bob powered home to win the to get in the last stride in 30.82, whilst Hewitt was too powerful in the stayers race winning by 2 1/2 lengths. In contrast though, Sodoku led all of the way clocking 24.83.
Amika, who has a fair record at Lismore, appreciated the switch in venues when she won the Shane Newstead Automotive stake for Pat Blore. She flew home over the final stages to get the judges “pat” by a head in 30.66. Pat is having a good little run with this well bred daughter of Go Wild Teddy / At The Cooly, and more wins are in store.
Stan Springer was finally able to get Chanti Chi home in the Madsen’s Gourmet Meats maiden after a string on minor placings. She was second all of the way, and finished it off too well score by a length in 24.95.
Reserve runner Saint Charles got to the lead in the back after some early scrimmages to win for Neil Falls at his first outing, and Vivacious Sonnet charged home to run 30.70 for Reg Gardoll and Gary Gardner.
It is unusual to see Procord come from well back to win, but he did, and it continued Chris Schaefer’s good run. He ran 30.66. Later, Smig’s Gem, who is normally a good beginner was won of the few who led throughout. She ran 24.29 for trainer Bob Merillo, and it was the best time over the sprint journey.
Super Toll grabbed Belinda Lee right on the line to win for Kevin Ackling in 24.56, while Jolly Wild took the lead near home to win by two lengths in 24.71 for Byron Miller.
The Casino Club would like to thank the Lismore club for the use of their track whilst there was a problem at Queen Elizabeth Park. Racing will be back at the popular venue next Friday.