Bacardi Breeze made it three wins in consecutive weeks when she took out the Casino RSM Club Free For All last Friday. Coming from box three, she was straight to the lead and didn’t give her rivals a chance with a superb exhibition of chasing.
When the judge called a halt, she had won by 3 1/2 lengths and recorded her fastest winning time of 22.93. She is three years old next month, but is lightly raced only having had 28 race starts of which she has now won ten.
The win gave popular owner / trainers Beryl and Brian Stephens a winning double as the well boxed Miami Breeze had scored earlier. As normal, she raced wide staying out of trouble, and surged to the front as they went down the back to eventually win by two lengths in 23.25. Beryl and Brian are great supporters of the Casino club and were justly rewarded.
Bralyn County kept up his unbeaten run when won the Blue Paws final at a short quote. He dwelt ever so slightly at the start, but mustered through to take up the early running. He didn’t have it his own way though, with Cheeky Nera making him work to get away. He finally did race clear at the top turn, and went on to win by five lengths in a very handy 27.13. Brad and Lynne Northfield prepare this son of Bralyn Maisie, a Futurity and Ladies Bracelet winner. He has a very bright future in front of him.
The very consistent Baranbali finally broke his maiden status with a good win in the Richmond Bakery stake. The Athol Bradley trained galloper has been in the prize money at his last three starts, and railed through on the home bend to salute by 1 1/2 lengths in 23.50.
Golden Earing scooted across the face of the field win the Charcoal Inn stake for Frank Hancock. Having contested the Tweed Heads Galaxy in recent times, she was back in class, and held her early advantage right to the wire to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 27.55.
Byron Miller hasn’t had have many starters of late, but made up for lost time with the win of Boss Enforcer in the Ranvet stake. He overcame box six and held off the fast finishing Ken Rose Hi to score by a neck in 23.52.
Cee Pee Tee careered away with the first of the staying races winning by 8 1/4 lengths in 36.03 for Peter Fuller, while Be My Baby got to the lead after a lap, before going on to win by three lengths in 35.63 for Ray Gatti.
Sheila and Bill Smith get some unusual names for their greyhounds, and another of these, Trincomalee clocked 27.42 in winning the McDonald’s Pharmacy maiden in impressive style. Later, Favoured One repeated her winning dose of last week by running 27.58 for Maurie Mc Cardle.
Casino race again this Friday afternoon with heats of the Ab Casey Memorial over 484 metres.