Win for Tap An Rack
TAP AN RACK, from the Graham Hall kennels in Queensland, scored a terrific win in the Rous Hotel Stake (520m) at the Lismore greyhounds on Tuesday night.
Tap An Rack began fairly from box eight but found himself trapped wide on the first bend and appeared to have lost any winning chance when checked at that point.
Four Winds had opened up what seemed to be a winning break but Tap An Rack found the fence and railed through superbly to win by a head in a driving finish. The time was a creditable 30.51 seconds on a rain-affected track.
Tap An Rack paid a handsome $8.40 for his win, over the odds considering that only two weeks before he had knocked over an outstanding line-up in the Cosmic Rumble Final at Lismore in the best time of the night.
The win was the second leg of a double for owner/trainer Graham Hall, who had scored earlier in the night with Bold And Black in 30.58s for the 520m trip.
It was a night of multiples for trainers on Tuesday. Matthew Reid landed a winning treble when Do This, Monkey Harris and Sugar Mouth all recorded impressive wins.
Sarah and Andrew Monaghan had their best night since moving to the Northern Rivers from Queensland with wins by the promising youngster Half Track, which recorded a tidy 24.33s for his 420m win, and All The Smarties, which led all the way from box eight to take out the last race in 30.66s.