His impeccable box manners has enabled him to overcome bad draws, and in the process has built up an impressive record of five wins from only eight starts.
After the victory here last week in 23.38, he ventured to Lismore with another success, and backed that up with a 23.30 win this week. He has the unusual quirk of really enjoying a roll in the sand in the catching pen, and was again seen showing off and frolicing after the event.
Woodview conditioner Garry Cluss had the perfect day, rugging up two runners and landing two winners. Madge Wildfire started the ball rolling when she proved too strong in the Novice distance race winning by 8 1/4 lengths in 36.01, whilst Surfer Richie got home by a neck in the Casino Rural Traders stake, clocking a good 27.63. Both winners came from box four.
Another Woodview greyhound Nice Dash, lived up to her name and form in winning the Shane Newstead Auto Maiden. She was a good second in a qualifying trial last Friday and jumped well from box one to lead all of the way. Galloping away from her rivals over the final section, the Rob Cooke trained bitch scored by seven lengths in a nippy 23.29.
Consistency was rewarded when Kooringa Squirt held on in the opening event. Having running second at her last two runs, she again led from the first turn and set up what was to be a winning break as they went down the back. Although Monkey Harris tried valiantly to catch her, Kooringa Squirt held on to win by 3/4 length in 23.34. Club President Mitch Northfield owns and trains her.
She’s Gold returned to her best form with a solid victory in the Richmond Valley Pet Supplies stake. Scooting out from box five she was soon in the lead and had the race at her mercy. She ran a personal best of 23.18 for owner / trainer Margaret Dwyer who has been having a lean run in recent times. The win may see the kennel turn the corner.
Matthew Reid’s Do That certainly “did that” when she ran away with the Mc Donald’s Pharmacy maiden in a fast 27.43, while Terry Jordan’s Lyndan Blast scored a hollow 5 3/4 length win in the second of the two 411 metre maidens. He ran 23.34.
A good second at Grafton at her last run led to punters supporting Tender Tears the Meat E Vite stake, and she duly saluted in 27.64 for Les Purnell whilst earlier, the well performed Allegro Charm made short work of her distance debut in winning the Rapidvite stake by 2 1/4 lengths. She joined the leaders with a half a lap to go and went straight past them to run a very good 35.54. She has now won a dozen races for Neville Robson.
The best time over the “shorts” was run by Karanne Star who went 22.94 for Brian and Beryl Stephens, whilst the trip home to Condong would have been more enjoyable for Lee Wylie after Intelligence won the Royal Hotel stake in 27.56.
Casino will again race this Friday afternoon with four heats of the rich Rapidvite maiden series to be conducted.
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