Heading for home: Four Winds leads a packed field around the turn.
Heading for home: Four Winds leads a packed field around the turn. Lisa Vanderstok

Four Winds holds them off

FOUR WINDS scored a good win for owner Amanda Rayner and trainer Jan Finneran in the Lismore Workers Club Stake (520m) at the Lismore greyhounds on Tuesday night.

Four Winds began well from box five and shared the early lead with Allegro Charm and Orara Flash. In the meantime, Falcon Flash was staring at a wall of dogs in front of him as he was slow out and second last at the winning post the first time.

It was a cut-throat tussle as Four Winds managed to wrest the lead. As heads were turned for home Four Winds held on to score a half-head win over Falcon Flash ($4.20), which put in a huge finish to just fail to pick up the leader.

Yorklea Luke ($26) ran a good race to take third money a further half-length away.

Four Winds has been a most consistent greyhound, taking his tally to seven wins and 12 placings from just 26 starts and total prizemoney to just over $15,000.

Jan Humphrey of Woodview landed a winning double with litter-mates Calladawn and Sunset Lad.

Calladawn made it four wins in a row when she took out the B and K Powdercoating Stake (635m)in good style.

Calladawn trailed the early leader Sheeza Picture for a lap then powered home to win by2-1/4 lengths in a time of 37.89s.

Brad Rail looked to have the Harvey Norman Lismore Stake (520m) at his mercy as he rounded the home turn with a good four-length lead but Sunset Lad cut him down in the shadows of the post to win in 30.64s.

Melodious Lad showed he would be a force when he crushed the opposition with a 9-1/4 length victory in the Bexhill Quality Meats Stake (420m).

Melodious Lad sang a sweet tune for trainer Helen Cooper when he stopped the clock at 24.06s, just 0.12s shy of the track record of 23.94s.



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