There in a flash, on the double
ORARA Flash completed a winning double for Coutts Crossing trainer Gary Smith when he scored a good win in the Goonellabah Newsagency Stake (520m) at the Lismore greyhounds at Colemans Point on Tuesday night.
Orara Flash, a $7.10 chance, jumped well from box four and led at the winning post the first time.
Do That, the $1.50 favourite, jumped midfield and had the job ahead in the run to the back.
Orara Flash had the race in his keeping at the home turn and scored a comfortable two-length victory over Do That with Chachi ($5.70) another length away third.
The time of 30.02s was easily the best of the night and the best winning time in Lismore for the past few months.
Earlier in the evening, litter mate Orara Jack ($3.30) scored a solid 30.29s 520m win for Smith in the Lismore Nissan Stake (520m).
Orara Jack ($23,000) and Orara Flash ($29,000) have been great money spinners for Smith and there are plenty more wins in store for these talented chasers because they can both hold their own in good company on any track.
Zarina Lee made an auspicious debut as a stayer for trainer Rod Lee when she walloped her opposition in a 12-length 37.53s romp in the second heat of the Stayers Novice (635m).
Zarina Lee had always given the impression that distance racing would be her forte and going on her effort this week, bigger and better things are in store for this greyhound.
Do This won the opening heat in 37.82s in a come-from-behind win and should keep Zarina Lee honest in the final next week.
A bumper crowd saw a great night’s racing and supported the Lismore Lions Club fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Rural Fire Service andthe Lismore Scouts.