The well performed Bacardi Breeze atoned for two recent minor placings when she took out the Casino RSM Free For All last Friday. It was a three way “go” as they went to the back, with the inside runners Bacardi Breeze, Kenstrelle and Pitch Blue Chief going together in a mad dash.
Finally, at the top turn, Bacardi Breeze was able to break free from her rivals and race away to win by 6 1/4 lengths. Always at a short quote in betting, she ran a fast 23.12.
She’s trained by Beryl and Brian Stephens, who always have their greyhounds in pristine condition. They also scored earlier, with Mya Pixie winning a heat of the Westlawn Finance restricted novice. Appreciating a drop in class, she snuck under Bralyn Riley at the first bend to get the break and scored by two lengths in 23.56.
The Bob Cooke trained Calamber won the second heat when she railed through near home to record 23.62, whilst Reflux Cloud ran the fastest time of the three heats( 23.26), for Gavin Lowe. He was never headed in saluting by 1 3/4 lengths.
Brad and Lynne Northfield equalled the Stephen’s family effort in also landing a double. Bralyn Sal held out kennel mate Bralyn Midge in the run to the first bend to win the Charcoal Inn best eight in 27.47, and Bralyn Terry was also never headed in recording 27.70 in the Sportingbet stake.
Tilley’s Waltzing stepped up to the 484 metres and had no trouble winning the Mc Donald’s Pharmacy maiden by four lengths in 27.77 for Margaret Dwyer, and Chris Supple’s weekly winner arrived again in the shape of King Can Do, who stormed home to clock 27.94.
Paul Wasson won the opening maiden with Sonnet’s Web, when she stuck to the fence near home to run 23.81, and Catherine Vale broke through at her twelth start to clock 23.64 for Glen and Jake Northfield.
Tin Limited made a mess of her rivals running 35.94 in the distance event for Darren Russell, and Slick Quick Chic also had a clear victory when she won the “lucky last” for Darren Crates.
Another twelve races are set down for next Friday at Queen Elizabeth Park.