Honest little chaser brings it home
By BRUCE KNIGHT
HONEST little chaser Soottee atoned for an unlucky run the previous week to take out the Beef Week Cup (411m) at the Casino greyhounds last Friday.
The middle division of the field cut down to the rails at the start and the three outside dogs got the fly, with Soottee taking up the running.
She established a winning break going into the back and as the winner of the Don Waldron / Casino RSM Club Final (484m) last year, she was going to run the distance right out.
The time of 23.10s was Soottee's best and she won by 4-1/2 lengths.
Rob Andrews trains the daughter of Token Prince / Soottee Allover for Chris Schaefer, and she is racing in great heart.
Terry Darragh, a close associate of the Soottee kennel, made the day even more enjoyable by training a double.
Go Bronco, the fastest qualifier for the Genetic Arts Greyhound Breeding Consultants Distance Challenge, did not let supporters down, winning by 3-1/2 lengths in 37.87s.
He didn't have it all his own way, though, as he had to get past the early pacemaker, Silken Socks, then hold off a determined challenge from Lisa Vale before claiming the prize.
Earlier, Top Pub Pup got around Swearagen on the circle to win the Richmond Valley Pet Supplies Stake.
He has a fantastic record at Casino with four wins from six starts and he stopped the clock at 27.60s, the best time of the day over 484m.
First starter Teddy's Jackpot was another to shine. She speared out of the traps from box two and raced away from her rivals down the back.
Cantering in by six lengths, she ran a speedy 23.23s for trainer Bob Cooke. She's by Go Wild Teddy from Bob's former good racer Pretty Lee and should win plenty more. Keen form students were right on the mark with in-form greyhounds winning. Garry Clarke's Brookie's Babe took over at the first turn and raced clear before winning by a length in 23.45s, while Ann Gelzinnis won her second race in a week, this time by 1-1/2 lengths in 23.37s, for Trevor Salmoni. Eladnara Lass also made it two wins in a row when she led them from box five and was never headed. Clocking a creditable 27.72s, she scored by five lengths. She is trained by Brad Northfield for Northern Rivers racecaller Mark Arandale. Sallama, facing the starter for the first time, was also well supported and she won by 3-1/2 lengths, clocking 28.03s for Glen Northfield, while Hollow Promise got straight on to the bunny and ran 23.51s for Kevin Ackling. The Bob Humphrey-trained Kingswood County got around a packing field at the first turn before saluting by 4-3/4 lengths in 23.62s and Miss Dalaretto won a mixing affair by 3-1/4 lengths for Richie Vrckoff. She ran 28.10s in scoring by 3-1/4 lengths. Casino is racing again this Friday with another 11-race TAB card.