Murwillumbah trainer Jimmy Madigan with his three winners at Casino in February, 2013.
Murwillumbah trainer Jimmy Madigan with his three winners at Casino in February, 2013. Lisa Vanderstok

Speedy runner’s chance toatone

HE NARROWLY missed out on a $25,000 jackpot three days ago but James Madigan is back for more as competition resumes at Lismore Greyhound Racing Club.

The Junction Hill owner-trainer has Whytelash going from box eight in one of the feature races at tomorrow night's meeting, the $2015 635m Dave McIntyre Electrical Stakes.

Madigan saw his charge Sassy Dior beaten out by a neck in the $31,000 Charcoal Inn Casino Cup, with Garry Streatfield's Glenreagh Rocket taking the top prize.

Sassy Dior gets a welcome rest as the experienced owner trainer turns his eye to some of his other dogs.

Whytelash has made only sporadic appearances at Lismore in her 24-race career, but is a handy performer from the outside box, never finishing off the podium in three previous outings.

It should be an exciting race, with some handy campaigners aiming to snare the $1400 top prize.

Box one runner Phantom Dottie has been in solid form recently and could be the one to watch for punters.

The bitch has an unimpressive record from the inside box and has impressed over the past few weeks and may be worth backing.

Ten races are on the card and action starts at 6.41pm.

Meanwhile, Streatfield is still on cloud nine after taking Friday's race.

It was the biggest victory in a training career stretching back 16 years.

"I never thought I would get a dog in a final like this, let alone win one," he said.

"I'm over the moon."



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