The Margaret Dwyer owned and trained Surin’ Sal showed all of her customary early speed before breaking the 411 metre track record last Friday.
Spearing the boxes, she ran a fast 8.55 to the first section, and it seemed something special was about to happen.
Charging away from her rivals over the final stages, she stopped the clock at 22.72 breaking the old record by one one hundredth of a second. That record was held by the flying Mystic Rumble.
Surin’ Sal is by the boom sire Surf Lorian from Margaret’s good producer Shy Sal and her record at Casino now stands at seven wins from 13 starts. Margaret does a top job with her dogs, and was she again rewarded much to the applause of an enthusiastic fan club.
Some smart sprinters contested heats of the Blue Paws series over 484 metres with some exceptional wins being recorded. Fastest qualifier was the Shane Robinson trained Vard’s Choice who ran 27.39. Overcoming box six, he was with the leaders early and took over as they went to the back. Racing clear he scored by 4 3/4 lengths.
Mudgee Man had the rails draw in his heat, and although being tardy at the start, he kept scraping paint to join the leader Sammy’s Tears as they went through the pen. They both went together to the top turn, where Mudgee Man got the upper hand before going on to score by 2 1/4 lengths in 27.45.
Boom puppy Bralyn County kept his unbeaten record in tact when he ran 27.58. He appeared to hit the running rail early in proceedings, and did very well to get up and win. Hangover Harry rounded off the heats with a 27.73 win for Jan Finneran. He couldn’t get a run on the top turn, but finally got clear to motor home. A top class final is on the cards for this Friday.
Midnite Mischief backed up from a good run in Brisbane earlier in the wek to run 23.42 for Jake and Glen Northfield, while Bacardi Breeze made it two on the trot when she won the Casino RSM Club Free For All for Beryl Stephens. She ran a personal best time of 22.93.
The club continues to attract plenty of nominations for it’s staying races and two were again programmed. Promises Plenty, who has been knocking on the door won the first of these in 35.67, while Bundanoon continued on his winning way running 35.47 for Jeffrey Smith.
In the maiden races, Charlie Bond won the sprint version in 23.32 for Janice Mc Lean; Andad’s Girl won the 484 metres for new purchases the Shearers Confederacy in 27.96, and Favoured One was the favourite, and scored in hollow fashion for Maurie Mc Cardle. She ran 27.55.
Another 12 race program will greet patrons again this Friday afternoon.