Chignells score three wins

David Braithwaite

SUNDAY’S Sale greyhounds meeting was a good one for Sharon-Lee and Jeff Chignell, with the Rosedale trainers returning home with three winners.

Seve Rose, prepared by Sharon-Lee, won race seven, a 520 metre grade five, in 29.82s.

Seve Rose sprinted passed Airly Pablo, trained by Lesley Russell at Sale, to win by 0.6s.

Early leader Loaded, trained by James Absalom at Devon North, finished third.

Kingfisher Rose, prepared by Jeff, won race eight, a 520m mixed grade three and four, 29.49s. The dog was coming off a win at Warragul five days earlier.

Race 11, the second heat of the 440m series restricted to dogs with three to six wins, was a Chignell quinella, with Leo Rose winning in 25.23s.

In second place, 0.47s behind was Nicholas Rose. Majestic Mojo, trained by Kerry Houlahan at Lang Lang, got out to a good lead, but was swamped in the straight by the Chignell entries.

The other heat, race 10, was won by Hazey Roy for Devon Meadows trainer Garry Selkrig. Hazey Roy ran the race in 24.79s, recording a fourth win from seven starts.

Stay At Home (formerly Conona Cold), a $29.60 chance trained by Chris Johnannsen at Devon Meadows, finished second.

The final will be held during the next Sale meeting on Sunday.

Race two, the final of the 440m maiden series, was won by Baby Talk for Cranbourne North trainer John Paraskevas

The $1.30 favourite never looked beaten, covering the distance in 25.13s to win by 4.31s from Amrin, trained by Jennifer Gill at Woodside.

Mandalo finished third for Balliang trainer Shaun Coulson.

Airly Space found speed late to claim race five, a 520m grade five, for Sale trainer Kym Russell.

Coming off a second placing at Sale seven days earlier, Airly Space pipped Mad Eye Madam, trained at Cobains by Ray Floyd, at the post to win in 30.15s. The dog now has five wins from 72 starts.

In third place was Diamond Cartel, trained by Corey Fulford at Bundalaguah, with Okawa Eye Candy fourth for Sale trainer Chris Tilley.

The race one 440m maiden was won by Aston Rosa for Lang Lang trainer Kerry Houlahan.

A run along the rail gave her the win in 25.98s ahead of Select Hypo, trained by Ken Bailey at Maffra, and Dr Tourmaline, trained by Phillip Rowley at Denison.

Only 0.39s separated the first three dogs, while fourth place-getter Drakari, for Dawn Johnston at Boisdale, wasn’t far behind.

Race three, a 440m event restricted to dogs with one or two wins, was taken out by Evi Bale, trained by Shane Jack at Dalmore, in 24.96s. Evi Bale notched back-to-back wins and fourth victory from 10 starts.

Marsha finished second for Darriman trainer Bill McMahon.

Invictus Sybil, trained by Kelvin Browney at Tynong, won race four, a 440m grade seven.

The $1.50 favourite shot out of box eight to win in 25.17s. From three starts – all at Sale – the dog has two wins and a second placing.

Spring Haze recorded a fifth straight win for Selkrig, claiming race six, a 440m mixed grade four and five, 26.93s.

In race nine, a 440m race restricted to dogs with one to three wins, Sizzle Fly won for Tooradin trainer Dominic Crisafi in 24.91s. After finishing second in his first two runs, Sizzle Fly has notched a hat-trick of wins.

Town Tamer, trained by John Barbara at Exford, finished second just ahead of Speedy Bella, trained by Leslie Hughes at Giffard.

Race 12, a 440m grade five, was won by Victoria’s Kara for Devon Meadows trainer Paul Anderton in 25.17s. Madalia Brodie, trained at Heyfield by Kathleen Fogarty, didn’t have the best start but recovered to finish second.

SUSPENSE Rules won on debut in the opening race on Friday night at Sale, a 440m maiden, for Yarram trainer Brian Alford in 26.61s. Bomber’s Cruiser, trained by Geoff Green at Woodside, finished second.

American Spy won the race two 440m maiden for Kilmany trainer Rachael Busuttil in 25.66s.

In a hotly-contested race four, a 440m mixed grade six and seven, Celebrity won in 25.9s for Lyn Smith at Nambrok. The dog has won two of her four starts.

Just 0.46s separated the first four, with Dusty Fever finished second for Rocky Crisafi at Pakenham, Patience Pays third for Longford trainer Adrian Smit, and Speed Demon fourth for Margaret Read at Woodside.

Old Town Road won a second straight race for Briagolong trainer Matthew Clark, winning race five, a 520m grade five, in 30.22s. The dog had to fend off a late challenge from Can’t Say That, trained by Corey Fulford at Bundalaguah.

Following a hat-trick of second placings, Mombasa, prepared by Ben Joske at Jeeralang, won the 520m race six, restricted to dogs with one to three wins, in 30.13s.

Panda Rose finished second for Sharon-Lee Chignell, with Incognito third for Lyn Smith.

Madalia Maggie produced an impressive finish to win race seven, a 440m mixed grade four and five, for Rosedale trainer John Connor, in 25.33s.

In second place was Crackerjack Kane, trained by Jordan Cooper at Lethbridge, with Macalister Tiger second for Briagolong trainer Cheryl Morris.

DR Rozzie won at Sandown Park on Thursday night for Darriman greyhound trainer Bill McMahon.

Coming off a win at Sale the previous Sunday, the dog claimed victory in race two, a 515m mixed grade six and seven, in 29.74 seconds, four seconds ahead of second place.

The $5280 winner’s purse took Dr Rozzie’s career prize money to $9100.

Also on Thursday night, Lightning Blast, trained by Lyn Smith at Nambrok, finished third in race five, a 515m grade five.

Coming off back-to-back wins, Omega Gringo, trained by Barry Harper at Seaspray, finished second in race nine, the 515m grade five.

In race 10, another 515m grade five, Madalia Ken came second for Rosedale trainer John Connor.

After being involved in a collision with three other dogs on the first turn, Madalia Ken turned his head inwards and collided with eventual third place-getter Corazon De Leon in the home straight.

A post-race vet check found abrasions on his hind legs, with a five-day stand down imposed.

Madalia Ken was charged with failing to pursue the lure with due commitment. After Connor pleaded guilty, the dog was ordered to perform a satisfactory trial before nominating for another race.

ON Sunday, Flinders won a grade five 515m race at Sandown Park for Rosedale trainer Paul Galea.

Flinders notched up back-to-back wins in 29.57s ahead of Dani Thrills, trained by Matthew Clark at Briagolong.

Demolition finished third in a heat of the GRV Vic Bred grade five 515m series for Nambrok trainer Smith.