Winning feeling: Hillcrest Gwen with trainers Charlie and Toni Northfield and owner Doug King.
Winning feeling: Hillcrest Gwen with trainers Charlie and Toni Northfield and owner Doug King. Lisa Vanderstok

It’s My Life is a promising hound

PROMISING youngster It’s My Life continued her winning run with a fast 22.91s victory at the Casino greyhounds last Friday.

A winner at four of her past five starts, the daughter of Big Daddy Cool began smartly along with the well-performed Sid Rose Hi.

They went together for the first half of the race, before It’s My Life took over and broke away. On the line she defeated her opponent by 3-1/2 lengths.

Stratheden mentor Alan Lang puts the polish on her, and he has placed her to perfection in her sequence of wins.

Pitch Blue Chief appreciated the drop back from Free For All classto take out the Westlawn Finance Stake.

Clearly the fastest runner in the field, with a near record 22.79s win to his credit, he found the lead in the back section and raced away to win by 3-1/4 lengths in 23.03.

He has the fine record of 14 wins from only 35 starts and although nearing four years of age, he is still racing with great zest.

The annual ‘Bluey’ Leis Memorial race was run on the day with the victory going to the strong stayer Miss Jersey.

She has been racing in the top grade in Brisbane and coming into a 4th and 5th grade at Casino looked well placed.

Bralyn Sal made the early running, but the Glenda Dart trained Miss Jersey was too powerful over the concluding stages to score by 3-1/4 lengths in a handy 35.61s.

A beautiful trophy donated by Bluey’s daughter and the $1000-plus prizemoney would have made the trip home to Murwillumbah an enjoyable one.

Five heats of the Rapidvite Blue Paws Trophy were run, with the fastest qualifier being the Mavis Wilkinson owned and Brad Northfield trained Hayden’s Run. He scooted over the 484m in a fast 27.09s.

Next fastest was Trevor Thompson’s Halie Rose Hi, which ran 27.46s. She used box one to full advantage by railing through atthe first bend.

Surfer Richie made a long and searching run from midfield to run 27.51s for Garry Cluss, while Hillcrest Gwen took over at the catching pen and ran 27.59s for Charlie Northfield.

Teddy To Go rounded off the heats for Ron McCalman, clocking 27.62s in a 5-3/4 length win.

Neil Falls won the opening race at Albion Park in Brisbane last Thursday and continued that form with Genista Gem taking out the opening maiden in 23.42s.

The other maiden went to Tah Bella, which ran 23.51s for Steve Casey. He kicked away in the back to score by 1-3/4 lengths.

Charlie Northfield made it two winners on the day when Kingsbrae Sam railed to perfection to salute in 23.03s, while Belle’s Nightmare took out the last in 23.15s for Ken Neave.

The Rapidvite Blue Paws Final will highlight another 12-race card this Friday afternoon. Rod Fuller will be back to call all the action.



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