Angelica does trick
By John Scholten
Angelica Trick did the trick for Susan and Darryl Schaefer when she led all the way to take out the Rous Hotel Trophy Final 520m at the Lismore Greyhounds on Tuesday night.
Angelica Trick started at the good odds of 4-1 and made it win number nine with 13 minor placings from just 23 starts.
Diamond Laroo battled on fairly to take second, just over four lengths away, with Visacard who appeared to have every chance, two lengths further back in third.
Mr Wiseguy set the time standard for the night when he trounced a handy line-up in the North Coast Stationery Heat (520m).
The Darren Russell-owned and trained sprinter lived up to potential he showed earlier in his career when he improved sharply on his recent form to lead all the way in a smart 29.76 secs.
Mr Wiseguy had a huge 16-plus lengths to spare at the winning post over Chew Dear and Argue Mint and is sure to start a short-priced favourite in the final.
The other heat winners were Security Star (30.50 secs) and Wally Pockets (30.04 secs).
In other good news for participants, Lismore graded prizemoney will increase from the first meeting in July. Graded race winners will now take home $750 for a win with $200 and $100 to the place-getters.
Unplaced runners will receive $20. Top-grade events will see the winner receive $850 for a win.
The Lismore club has budgeted to pay out just on $600,000 in prizemoney in the next financial year.