Orange greyhound Awesome Vintage came home with a wet sail to overhaul tearaway leader Baroda Pearl in the shadows of the post and take out the $600 Dawson Park Sprint Final (400m) on Saturday.
Starting equal favourite at $2.50, Awesome Vintage had to weave through the field, just as Baroda Pearl was high balling in front.
Once clear Awesome Vintage powered home to nail Baroda Pearl ($4.00) on the line to score by a nose in 23.47s. Third money went to rails greyhound Yantarra Pippi at $8.00.
Equal race favourite Eenie Meenie Moo was slowly away and badly checked at the first bend, costing her any hope.
Fifield Lass continued her domination of the main sprints at Dawson Park with another polished display on Saturday.
Jumping second behind Awesome Joey, Fifield Lass (1.80 favourite) powered along the fence to score easily by 5-1/2 lengths in the nippy time of 18.19s.
Fifield Lass is owned by Glen Smith and trained by Bryan Maxwell.
The race was marred by a possible career-ending injury to top flight flyer Freeman Keeping, who will more than likely be retired to the breeding barn.
Dubbo club president Bryan Maxwell landed a double on the day when Lamington was a most impressive winner in race five, the Dubbo Pet and Stock Feed Stakes (400m).
After starting as the $1.50 favourite, Lamington trailed Kareela ($3.00) early on before powering away to a slick 23.15s victory.
The opening event on the program went to the Peter Dutton, Dubbo trained Blackrain Bonnie ($3.00) who opened his account at his fifth race start.
Starting from box one in the Ausure 1300728121 Stakes (400m), Blackrain Bonnie kept hunting along the fence as the field raced very tightly during the early stages before gaining the upper hand over the concluding stages to register the time of 23.64s.
The Margerette Edwards-trained September Moon ($4.00) was an easy winner in the Carpet One Dubbo Stakes (313m) scoring by 6-3/4 lengths leading all the way in the time of 18.62s.
The minor place-getters were Yee Ha Moon ($5.00) and Iceburg ($6.00).
Tammy Moon made every post a winner in the Garvan Financial Planning Stakes (313m) scoring by 7-3/4 lengths in the smart time of 18.38s for trainer Jan Steel.
Tammy Moon ($1.60 fav) has been most consistent for connections winning six races and seven minor placings from 22 starts.
Local trainer Alan Cleary made a welcomed return to the winners circle when Nana Fulmer ($3.50) produced her very best form to overhaul pace-setter Scotch and Dry in the run to the line of the Dubbo City Bakery Stakes (400m).
Time posted by Nana Fulmer was a more than handy 23.29s.
Denise Sparkes wrapped up proceedings with an effortless win by Miss Maxwell ($2.00 equal favourite) in the Free Choice West Dubbo Stakes (516m) who led from barrier to box in the last. Short priced equal favourite Mostly Hot lost all hope at the first turn when forced wide.
The Dubbo club now go into a brief recess and resume racing on Saturday, October 18.
Courtesy : Brian Baker, Daily Liberal