Bell, who has been enjoying a great winning run of late, lined up three favourites, Miss Marina Lee, Charli Girl and Wave To Elle, with all three finishing down the track.
“Everything had been going really good up until today” Bell said yesterday
“I had a bad feeling going into today that our luck might run out, but it was much worse than I thought. But we’ll be back tomorrow night hopefully with better luck”
Tonight, Bell’s straight back to the Gardens with five runners, Zaccary Right in race two, Lady Effie and Wave To Benny in the fourth. In race five Bell has Jaydee Grant and in seventh event he will box Grip And Rip.
His best chances to bounce back to the winners list appear to be Zaccary Right, which will jump from box four and the unbeaten Wave To Benny from box five in race four. But Zaccary Right will have to overcome the smart Beachley Lane, while Wave To Benny meets his tough field to date.
The Gardens will run a meeting on tonight in conjunction with Wentworth Park’s Group Two Peter Mosman card, with most patrons at the track cheering on local greyhounds New Divide for Ken Cheetham and the John Miles trained Super Laurie.
Both trainers have plenty of experience on their side, with the pair plying their trade for a combined total of almost 100 years. Miles has been training for more than four decades, while Cheetham has been winning feature races since the 1950’s.
It will be a big day for Cheetham, who is making a rushed trip back to Sydney on a 5pm (AEST) flight to box New Divide, after sending around kennel star and reigning NSW Greyhound of the Year, Take The Kitty in a heat of the Group Two Border Park Galaxy at Tweed Heads at 3.28 pm (AEST). The septuagenarian trainer is not a big fan of travelling too far away from his Lochinvar base, but having chasers in $25,000 to the winner races is a big motivator.
Tonight’s meeting at The Gardens can be seen live on Sky Racing2, but the best way to catch all the excitement is by being at The Gardens. ‘Edens’ restaurant is open with great food at reasonable prices, right on top of the action. Bookings can be made on (02) 49515842.
You can get bet live on tonight’s bumper meeting at The Gardens at either Sportsbet or Iasbet with the first race of the program scheduled to kick off at 6.56pm AEST.