Trainers double up at Casino
TWO local trainers shared winning doubles as the greyhound racing continued at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino, last Friday.
Shane Staples landed his first winning TAB pair, with Propela and Dellemma Solved saluting.
Propela, a son of the well-performed Soottee, raced around the pack in the back section before recording a 2¼-length win in 23.68 seconds.
In the next race, Dellemma Solved made a long and searching run from the back of the track to hit the lead on the home bend.
He held on to score by three-quarters-of-a-length in 27.75s, the best time of the night over the 484m.
Not to be outdone, Charlie Northfield got into the action with sisters Proper Lucy and Hillcrest Gwen winning.
Proper Lucy opened proceedings with an all-the-way win in the Richmond Bakery Maiden by 6½ lengths in a good 23.08s.
Following on, Hillcrest Gwen showed good pace to also lead throughout and win in 23.32s.
She is owned by first-timers Doug and Gwen King and progressed to the rich Rapidvite Maiden final next week worth $4000 to the winner.
The other semi-final of the maiden went to Hayden’s Run, which clocked 23.05s.
The Brad Northfield-prepared runner dwelt slightly at the start but was able to power through to take up the running as they went into the back to beat Bundanoon by 4½ lengths.
The well-performed Allegro Charm made it a one-act affair of the distance race by exploding to the lead on box rise.
It was a case of the further they went, the further Allegro Charm raced away and when the judge called a halt she had won by 8¼ lengths in 35.27s, only 0.01s outside the track record.
The old maestro Neville Robson owns and trains her.
Another to impress was Peter and Helen Simpson’s Spin Me Around.
Like Allegro Charm, he came out running and after 50 metres or so the race was all over. He won by seven lengths, clocking 23.12s.
Mick Goulding had a welcome change of luck when Sudoku Prince landed the money in the Casino Rural Traders maiden.
He got along the fence late in the affair to score by a neck in 24.02s.
The win would have been a good boost for Mick’s wife Anne, who hasn’t been in the best of health lately.
In other events, veteran performer She Rose Hi railed through on the circle to win in 23.18s for Trevor Thompson; Warra Park broke his duck in winning the 484m maiden in 27.87s for Shane Robinson; Sunarian ran 28.08s for visitor Graeme Dunn, and On Display careered away with the final event in 23.39s for Ron McCalman.
The Rapidvite Maiden Final will highlight another 12-event card at Casino this Friday.