Fifteen lengths behind, but gutsy greyhound still wins
CHEEKY Sprite scored one of the best wins seen at the Lismore greyhound track for many years when she took out the Lismore Workers Club Stake (520m) on Tuesday night.
Cheeky Sprite began well from box five but copped a severe check on the first turn which put her three lengths behind the second last dog.
Dark Sentence had soon opened up a handy break, and Cheeky Sprite was running about 15 lengths behind when she began an amazing run.
When the runners turned for home, Dark Sentence still had a handy two-length break and looked a winner.
Cheeky Sprite was six lengths from the lead in fifth place but ? in an amazing burst down the outside ? she scored a last-gasp nose win, with Emily's Babe a neck away third.
The winner clocked 30.14s.
Cheeky Sprite has now won 16 races from 30 starts, including the Gosford Cup for Jim Madigan and his daughter Brooke, with prizemoney totalling more than $40,000.
Hot Mocha continued on her winning way when she scored an emphatic win in the first heat of the Triple Win Trophy (520m).
Hot Mocha was too good for a gallant Joker Wild in the good time of 29.87s.
Hot Mocha has now won four of her five Lismore starts for veteran owner Alick Miller and trainer Ron Herd from Kyogle.
Wee Hairy (30.16s) and Chew Dear (30.32s) won the other heats.