Federer’s Boy ($11.80) holds on to beat No 6 Hayden’s Run ($2.50 favourite) in the Rapidvite Mixed Maiden Final (411m) at the Casino greyhounds meeting at Queen Elizabeth Park last Friday. 
Federer’s Boy ($11.80) holds on to beat No 6 Hayden’s Run ($2.50 favourite) in the Rapidvite Mixed Maiden Final (411m) at the Casino greyhounds meeting at Queen Elizabeth Park last Friday.  Lisa Vanderstok

Federer's Boy aces the field

A MID-RACE move by Federer’s Boy gave him the impetus to take out the rich Rapidvite Maiden Stake Final (411m) at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino, last Friday.

As is often the case in these finals, it was a jamming pack that went to the back of the track, and that was where Federer’s Boy started his run.

The speedy Hayden’s Run had hit the lead by then, but he seemed to be ankle tapped and missed a stride, allowing Federer’s Boy to take over.

Even though Hayden’s Run balanced up again to set out after the leader, Federer’s Boy held too many aces and it was game set and match with a cool $4000 jumping in.

The greyhound is also Blue Paws registered, so connections receive another $1000 through that program.

The time was 23.42s, and the margin just a neck.

Chris Supple prepares the winner, and it was a big day for the Fairy Hill trainer as he also had Life Raft salute later in the day.

It went around a packing field at the first turn and, oddly enough, ran exactly the same time as Federer’s Boy.

Trevor Thompson is having a good run with his dogs in recent times, and it continued with a winning double.

Sid Rose Hi led from the first turn and recorded a smart 23.14s, while Judy Rose Hi squeezed through a narrow gap going into the back to go to the front.

She went on to win by three lengths in 23.67s.

Thompson has a big team in work, and it is good to see him getting the rewards.

Condong trainer Ron McCalman is another who is having a good trot at Casino, and he also landed a double.

Teddy To Go ran that time again (23.42s) to win the Tom Soward Stake by 5-1/4 lengths, and Buck Fifty scored in the Morgan’s Butchery Maiden, winning by 1-1/4 lengths in a good 27.63s.

McCalman hasn’t raced his dogs at Casino very often, but now he has discovered this ‘hidden’ secret, he should be back more often.

The quinella in the Tweed to Casino final went to Charlie Northfield with Pretty Panda just overpowering Kingsbrae Dust on the line.

Coming back to the ‘home’ track where they have had plenty of experience, they had the wood on their rivals and it was Pretty Panda that prevailed by a half head in 23.45s.

The opening maiden went to Dean Turley’s Elusive Spice, which got in by a head in 23.66s, while Karanne Star ran the best time of the day (23.04s) for Brian and Beryl Stephens.

He railed under the leader on the circle and won well.

In other races, Wicked Twist led all the way in the distance stake running 35.74s for Peter Simpson; Yorklea Valley scored in the Free For All, clocking 27.47s for Tony Marass; and Outreach ran 27.83s for the Bowe kennel from Queensland.

Members of the Evans Head Euchre Club were guests of the club on the day, with 45 attending.



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