Well-bred Tiny's Elle wins well at Casino Greyhound track
THE aptly named Tiny Elle's led all the way in the Richmond Valley Pet Supplies Stake at the Casino greyhounds last Friday.
Tipping the scales at a diminutive 23kg, she was originally drawn as a reserve, but gained a start from box one. She used that draw to perfection by railing throughout.
Winning by 1-1/4 lengths, she clocked a handy 27.92s.
She is extremely well bred, by Modern Assassin from Elle's A Model, and is trained locally by Mavis Wilkinson.
Teddy's Jackpot made it two wins from two starts when she again led throughout in the Ranvet Stake. Beginning as she did last week, she speared straight to the lead and was never headed.
Not recording as fast a first section as previously, she did improve on her time overall, clocking 23.09s, which was just outside the time recorded in the top grade. Bob Cooke trains her and with her early pace she will be winning a lot more.
The run of the second placed greyhound, Puddin' Pie, should be noted - he will be in the winners' list soon.
The judge was kept on her toes with some close finishes throughout the afternoon, including the win of Psychic in the Westlawn Finance Stake.
She overcame box five to get to the fence in the back straight but challenges came thick and fast. She just kept railing and won by a neck on the line for trainer Rob Andrews.
Later, the more seasoned Royal Melt Down got the better of Joyful Lee in the Nature Vet Distance Stake, winning by half a head, while Shadow Force beat Lisa Vale by a nose in the Casino Rural Traders Stake.
Glen Northfield's good run in the 484m races continued when Aussie Vale romped away to win by 7-1/4 lengths, clocking 28.10s, while the earlier maiden went to Rejuvenate. He won by three-quarters of a length in 28.04s for trainer Richie Vrckoff.
These $550-to-the-winner maiden events have really improved the standard of greyhound competing.
The top grade Casino RSM Club Flying was run in an even 23 seconds, and was won by Thurston, trained by Claude Dacey. He took over down the side and won by 5-1/4 lengths.
Roseberry Rose returned to her best by finishing too powerfully for Kooringa Ted after they had disputed the lead throughout. The Trevor Salmoni trained galloper raced away near the end to win by 5-1/4 lengths in 23.14s.
Byron Miller's first starter Miss Manhatten won her maiden by four lengths in 23.71s and Mabilis Boy raced clear down the back before winning the Sky Channel Stake in 27.72s for Don Jarick. This youngster is really hitting his straps.
Another 11-event TAB card awaits punters at Queen Elizabeth Park this Friday.