Holly We Know wins meet
A SLOW beginning didn’t stop Holly We Know from taking out the Casino Rural Traders Stake (411m) at the Casino TAB greyhounds meeting at Queen Elizabeth Park last Friday.
A conspicuous last at box rise, she made a long and searching run out wide to get to the lead in the back section.
Going right on with it, she chased keenly to the line to win by two lengths in a handy 23.34s.
The Rob Ensby trained galloper has now won two of her four starts with the other two resulting in placings.
Two top grade events highlighted the card with the sprint Free For All going to Bacardi Breeze.
She has been a model of consistency of late, winning five of her past six and she led from the first turn before kicking away to win by a length in a fast 22.97s.
The 484m event went to Golden Earing, which has also been in top form. She led from the first bend and ran 27.52s in 4-1/4 length win.
Tallow Beach, which had been placed at her three starts, also made a big run in the middle stages to win the Paul Wasson Electrical Maiden in fine style.
Well placed behind the leaders, she went past them in a flash to grab the race, scoring by three-quarters of a length in 23.38s.
The Shane Staples trained Norway Miss atoned for recent placings when she took out the Richmond Valley Pet Supplies Stake.
Having her first run for some time over the 484m, she went with the speedy Kennstrelle to the back before taking over. She looked strong in the run to the line, winning by 1-1/2 lengths in a handy 27.65s.
Barry and Mavis Wilkinson continued their fine trot with the win of Clancy Lad in the opening maiden.
He went straight to the front to record a 6-3/4 length victory in 23.47s.
Phoenix Bomber led all the way in the Tweed to Casino final, running 23.32s for Trevor Wilson.
Big Bad Shiraz led from the catching pen to win the distance race in a handy 35.73s for Pat Lavis and John Watts, while Where’s Shazlyn was too strong in the 484m maiden, saluting by 3-1/2 lengths for trainer Shane Robinson.
In other races, Barrels Boy won a mixing affair in 23.47s for Danial Armfield; Arissa showed good pace to clock 27.58s for Dean Turley; and Quite Mild bolted in the final race, running 22.93s for Ballina trainer Don Watts.
The club will race again this Friday.