Winning double at Casino meet
LOCAL trainer Dean Turley recorded a winning double at the Casino Greyhound meeting last Friday.
His first win came when Stir It Up (Elite State-Fast Dream) gave nothing else a chance with an all-the-way win in the Stayers Stk 620m.
From box three Stir It Up quickly opened up a good break and went to the line strongly with 7½ lengths to spare in 35.72 seconds.
Kennelmate Rumble Magic battled on well to get second while Jetta Bale took third.
Beer Sheva completed the double with a late finish to score by a head in a fifth grade 484m in 27.94 seconds, overhauling Detective Ted and Catherine Vale in the closing stages.
In the Sprinters Stk 411m Kingsbrae Sam returned to form with a narrow win in the best time of the day, 23.13 seconds.
Kingsbrae Sam (Bit Chili-Kingsbrae Di), owned and trained locally by Charlie Northfield tracked the leader Miss Noodles to the shadows of the post and put in a couple of big strides to snatch victory on the line.
In doing so it recorded win number 21 from 69 starts.
Four-year-old Jimmy Chews Shoes, prepared by Rachel Scott in Queensland, scored a hollow win at his first start at Casino in a fifth grade 411m.
It won by three lengths over Explosive Dreams and Watch Me Burn in 23.33 seconds.
The win was the dog's 13th from 78 starts.
Chicken Express delivered young owner/trainer Ryan Newstead his second winner for the week when successful in a maiden 411m.
Quickly away from box two, Chicken Express (Big Daddy Cool-Viva Conquest) hung on to score by a half length from trainer's jackpot dog Flaming Hot and Spiral Assassin in 23.57 seconds.
Litter mate Bairnsdale Bear had racked up his second win from as many starts with a win at Lismore earlier last week.
Hot Charm (Paddy's Flame-Zymurgy Charm) atoned for the narrowest of defeats in its last race with a sound win in a maiden 411m scoring by 1¾ lengths in 23.37 seconds for local trainer Rob Andrews.
Hot Charm was quickly away and travelled well in the lead prevailing over Lyn Rose Hi and Sobbing Dragon and looks to have a bright future.
Dulguigan-trained Bo Zorra (Bombastic Shiraz-Mini Cyclone) delivered connections a birthday bonus when he scored a slogging win in a four/five grade 484m in 27.94 seconds for trainer Des Gilroy and owner Christi Lombe.
Making full use of his inside draw Bo Zorra had a length to spare on the line from Dancing Malawi.
The trainer's jackpot was not won at $6410 and no doubt will creep up towards $7000 at Friday's meeting.