Mavis has day to remember
LOCAL owner and breeder Mavis Wilkinson had plenty to celebrate last Friday when three greyhounds she owns saluted during the Casino meeting at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Kicking off the day was the win of Midnight Mischief which, in a dazzling display, went straight to the front in the opening maiden.
She is trained for Wilkinson by Glen Northfield and scored by 3-1/2 lengths in a handy 23.52s.
The next race produced Kenstrelle, which took over at the first turn and booted away to win by four lengths in 23.10s.
His litter brother, and highly promising galloper, Hayden’s Run completed a memorable day for Wilkinson when he ran the best of the day (22.75s) in winning the Westlawn Finance Stake (411m).
The time was only 0.03s outside the track record, and he won running away by 6-1/4 lengths.
Hangover Harry, a litter brother to Midnight Mischief, kept that family in the limelight by taking out the Casino RSM Club Stake for Jan Finneran. After a good second last week, he was always in the market and, after being second to the side, finished too well to win by three-quarters of a length in 27.81s.
Peter Simpson’s Light Of Trey kept the favourite backers happy when he made a one-act affair of the COW-FM 109.7 Stake.
On box rise, he was out and gone and bolted in by seven lengths in a fast 22.87s. It was only his seventh start, and his two wins from the inside boxes have been in smart times.
Melodious Lad certainly called the tune in the second maiden over the short trip. Overcoming the dreaded box five, he strolled to the lead at the first bend and raced away to win by 4-1/2 lengths in 23.15s. Helen Cooper puts the polish on him, and he has been consistent in his four starts.
Trainer Lee Wylie is having a good trot at Casino and he went home with a winning double.
Go Wild Caza, which was ideally drawn inside, got to the front in the back section before scoring by 1-3/4 lengths in 23.35s. Oxley County then shot around the pack at the first bend and raced away to win by five lengths in 23.04s.
Both greyhounds had been placed at their previous starts at Casino, so the form on the day was very consistent.
Bralyn Shorty took the step up in distance to the 484m in his stride and made it a double for Brad Northfield when he ran 27.63s in a half-length victory.
Later Bibsy Boo made it two distance wins in a row for JeffAhern. She came out humming and held on to score by half a length, clocking 35.60s.
Trevor Thompson followed a winning double at Lismore on Tueday with another winner at Casino. Sid Rose High sped across from box six to lead all the way in 27.35s.
Bokarm Princess ran a creditable 27.86s to win the McDonald’s Pharmacy Maiden for Grafton trainer Les Purnell.
The club thanks John Brasch for being guest race caller on the day, and wishes regular caller Bob Lane all the best with his health.
There will be another TAB meeting at Casino this Friday.