Kipling keeps streak alive to win Sale final

David Braithwaite

KIPLING recorded a fifth consecutive win to claim the 440m grade five final at the Sale greyhounds on Sunday.

The dog, trained by Robert Camilleri at Lara, justified his favouritism, winning in 24.86 seconds.

In second place was Rocket Boy, prepared at Balliang by Lisa Delbridge, whose husband Mark trained third place-getter Ivoria Bale.

Duke of Airly finished fourth for Sale trainer Bruce Russell.

Mark Delbridge enjoyed success at Sale on Sunday, training two winners.

Fergusta Bale won race nine, a 440m event restricted to dogs with two or three wins, in 25.02s.

Fernandes, trained by Paul Anderton at Devon Meadows, finished second ahead of another Delbridge runner, Javier Bale.

Omega Dodge, trained by Heather Harper at Seaspray, finished fourth, just outside the placings.

Delbridge produced the quinella in race 10, the 440m grade, with Confront winning in 25.05s ahead of Zipping Imogen.

The heats of the 440m maiden series were held on Sunday, with the final seven days later.

The first heat, race one on the card, was won by Sunshine Spolly, trained by Steven Spoljaric at Kilmany. The dog won his first race in seven attempts in 25.21s, 4.36s ahead of Somerton Osprey, trained by Lindsay Fulford at Maffra.

The second heat was taken out by debutant Baby Talk, trained at Cranbourne South by John Paraskevas, in 25.1s, 5.74s ahead of Armin, trained by Jennifer Gill at Woodside. Airly Liberty was not far behind, finishing third for Sale trainer Lesley Russell.

West Of Westeros, trained by Dawn Johnston at Boisdale, won race three, a 440m mixed grade six and seven, claiming a second win from three starts.

The dog kicked in the home straight, passing leader Star Platinum, trained by Cheryle Ragen at Kilmany, to win in 25.08s.

Omega Cimarron finished third for Seaspray trainer Barry Harper.

Incognito didn’t go unnoticed in winning race four, a 520m race restricted to dogs with one to three wins, in 29.66s for Nambrok trainer Lyn Smith.

In second place was Panda Rose, trained by Sharon-Lee Chignell at Rosedale, while Diamond Cartel, trained at Bundalaguah by Corey Fulford, came third backing up from a win on Friday night at Sale.

Dr Rozzie, trained by Bill McMahon at Darriman, won race five, another 520m race restricted to dogs with one to three wins.

Dr Rozzie, didn’t have the best start, but recovered to take the lead by the bend and won in 29.61s, ahead of Airly Pablo, trained by Lesley Russell at Sale, and McMahon’s Claydon.

Airly Cleaner notched up back-to-back wins for Sale trainer Kym Russell, claiming victory in race 11, a 440m grade five, in 25.02s.

It became a race of four after a collision in the back straight, with Just Burning finishing second for Kilmany trainer Aiden Andrews and Sweet Demi third for McMahon.

Old Town Road returned to the winners’ circle for the first time since September after victory in race 12, a 440m grade five, for Briagolong trainer Matthew Clark in 25.1s.

Airly Spence finished second for Kym Russell, with Inuka third for McMahon.

Lara trainer Deb Coleman had a quinella in race six, the 440m mixed grade four and five, with Slingshot

Titan (27.79s) winning ahead of Zipping Zarbo.

The run of Madalia Maggie, trained by John Connor at Rosedale, was impeded by a collision on the home turn, but recovered to finish third.

Connor’s Madalia Champ finished second in race eight, a 520m mixed grade four and five, which was won by Avalanche, trained by Jason Thompson at Pearcedale, in 29.55s.

ON Friday night at Sale, Bromley won race two, a 440m maiden, for Woodside trainer Jennifer Gill. The dog won in 25.34s, with Star Gem second for Lindenow trainer Maria Musselwhite.

Race five, a 520m grade five, was won by Diamond Cartel, trained by Corey Fulford, in 29.81s.

Diamond Cartel chased down favourite Impending, trained by Peter Terry at Moe, who led for most of the race.

Following victory at Sale five days earlier, Madalia Ken, trained by John Connor, won race seven, a 440m grade five. It was the dog’s third win from his previous four starts, pipping leader Crackerjack Kane, trained by Jordan Cooper at Lethbridge, late.

The 440m race nine restricted to dogs with one to three wins was won by Adonis Sands, trained at Giffard by Leslie Hughes, in 25.09s, ahead of Patience Pays, trained by Adrian Smit at Longford, and Toril for McMahon.

Ignite The Stars, trained by Leanne Burke at Alberton West, won race 11, a 440m grade five, in 25.27s.

Racing resumes at Sale on Friday night.

GREYHOUND trainer Barry Harper returned to Seaspray on Thursday night with two winners from the Sandown Park meeting.

Coming off a victory at Warragul on June 9, Omega Gringo won race three, the 515 metre mixed grade six and seven, in 29.56 seconds. It was dog’s third win from seven starts.

The earned $5280 winners’ cheque more than doubled Omega Gringo’s career prize money, which now stands at $10,455.

Harper finished the night with Omega Tyson winning race 12, The Lucky Last, a 515m grade five, in 29.65s.

Omega Tyson was slow out of the box, but made up ground after a smart run on the inside to challenge for the lead by the back straight.

Following his fourth straight win – and fifth from seven starts – Omega Tyson also earned $5280, taking his career tally to $13,155.

Also at Sandown Park on Thursday night, Clayton finished third in the 515m grade seven, for Darriman trainer Bill McMahon following a win at Sale four days earlier.

Demolition, trained by Lyn Smith at Nambrok, finished third in the 515m mixed grade four and five.

DANI Thrills, trained at Briagolong by Matthew Clark, won the 515m grade six at Sandown Park on Sunday.

Quick out of box seven, the dog won in 29.7s, more than seven seconds ahead of her nearest challenger.