Local dogs claim finals at Sale greyhounds

David Braithwaite

LOCALLY-trained dogs won the two finals at Sunday’s Sale greyhounds meeting.

William Rose, trained by Sharon-Lee Chignell at Rosedale, won the final of the GRV Vic Bred Series for dogs with one to four victories.

William Rose and Stack, for Johnsonville trainer Todd Chatwin, battled for the lead, with the winner breaking clear in the home straight to win the 440 metre race in 25.07 seconds. William Rose has three win from his previous four starts.

Stack grabbed second place just ahead of Judge Hook, trained by Robert Neocleous at Hazelwood North, while Chignell’s Leo Rose finished fourth.

Omega Dodge, trained by Heather Harper at Seaspray, won the 440m maiden final.

Starting from box one, Omega Dodge opened up a good lead by the bend to win in 24.96s, 4.8s clear of Dr Rozzie, trained by Bill McMahon at Darriman.

Another McMahon runner, Claydon, finished third despite a poor start.

Omega Cimarron finished fourth for Barry Harper at Seaspray.

McMahon finished the meet with two winners, beginning in the race one 440m maiden. Sweet Demi won in 24.92s ahead of fellow reserve, Sizzle Fly, trained at Tooradin by Dominic Crisafi.

Kindra won race 10, the 520m grade six and seven, for McMahon.

Louranda, prepared at Maffra by Darren Watts, led into the straight, but Kindra had the speed to win in 29.9s – a second victory in 33 starts.

Ranger Rose finished third for Rosedale trainer Jeffrey Chignell.

Woodside trainer Jennifer Gill recorded the quinella in race two, the 520m maiden. Carrie won in 29.68s from Bromley, after the pair raced to the front out of the gates.

Race six, the 440m event restricted to dogs with three to six wins, was won by $13.80 chance Wake The Dragon, trained at Sale by Christopher Tilley.

Stirling Lights, trained by Kate Gorman at Tanjil South, led into the straight, but Wake The Dragon finished with a stronger burst of speed to win in 25.08s. Sharon-Lee Chignell’s Shantelle Rose finished third.

Locked In noted his first win since January for Kilmany trainer Yvonne Andrews in race seven, the 520m grade five.

Locked In had a good start out of box one, never headed, winning in 29.72s, ahead of Lockwood Lad, trained by Chris Johannsen at Devon Meadows, and Nothin’ To Lose for Georga Gray at Stratford.

Madalia Ken won race eight, the 520m grade four and five, for Rosedale trainer John Connor. Coming back-to-back second placings following a win at Sale at the start of May, Madalia Ken out-sprinted favourite Shima Breeze, for Lara trainer Robert Camilleri, in the straight to win in 29.55s.

Sale trainer Kym Russell had victory in race nine, the 440m grade six and seven, with Airly Cleaner in 24.99s. It was the dog’s second win from five starts.

Kennelmate Airly Pablo, prepared by Lesley Russel, finished third, while Fenway Lights came second for Kate Gorman.

The meeting ended with Macalister Tiger winning the 440m grade five for Briagolong trainer Cheryl Morris in 25.23s. Bomber’s Wonder, trained by Geoffrey Green at Woodside, finished second.

Race five, the 650m event restricted to dogs with one to four wins, was taken out by Rioli in 37.77s for Nilma North trainer Nathan Rooney. In second place was Darnum Dasher, prepared at Darnum by Peter Handley.

In race 11, the 440m grade four and five, Slingshot Titan, trained by Deborah Coleman at Lara held off a late challenge from Goldruch Rose, trained by Jeffrey Chignell, to stop the clock at 24.92s. John Connor’s Madalia Champ finished third.

Greyhound racing continues at Sale on Friday.

DEMOLITION, trained at Nambrok by Lyn Smith, won the opening race on Sandown Cup night on Thursday.

After qualifying with a third placing in the heats four days earlier, the son of Kinloch Brae and Segovia won the final of the series for dogs with three to six wins.

Drawing box one for the 515 metre final, Demolition used the inside line to his advantage, opening up a good lead. Mullion Mayor, trained by James Ennis at Lara, got up to the leader’s shoulder, but Demolition held firm to win by half a length in 29.67 seconds.

In 10 starts since March, Demolition now has 10 wins and earned $14,880 in prize money.