Clear winner in final

David Braithwaite

HAZEY Roy was a clear winner in the main event at the Sale greyhounds on Sunday.

The $1.40 favourite, trained at Devon Meadows by Garry Selkrig, won the final of the 440 metre series restricted to dogs with three to six wins, collecting a winner’s cheque of $1650.

Back-to-back victories in the series took Hazey Roy’s record to five wins from his eight starts.

The dog won in 24.78 seconds, 6.7s ahead of Stay At Home, trained by Chris Johannsen at Devon Meadows.

Majestic Mojo finished third for Lang Lang trainer Kerry Houlahan, while Stormcast, trained by Wendy Fasoli at Heyfield, finished fourth.

The meeting also included heats of three events, the finals of which will be held this Sunday.

In the first heat of the Tom Lanigan Memorial – a 440m mixed grade six and seven – Aston Rosa won for Houlahan.

The $11.10 chance, coming off a win at Sale, shot to the lead out of box eight to win in 25.12s.

Race favourite Eilish, trained by Des Douch at Maffra, out-sprinted Why Not Hutch, trained by Greg Carter at Devon Meadows, to finish second.

Sunshine Spolly won the second heat for Kilmany trainer Steve Spoljaric in 25.3s, his second win in his past three starts.

Coming into the race as an emergency and a $19 chance at the tote, Sunshine Spolly just beat favourite West Of Westeros, trained by Dawn Johnston at Boisdale. Panda Rose came third for Rosedale trainer Sharon-Lee Chignell.

In the final heat, Bromley, trained at Woodside by Jennifer Gill, won in 24.88s.

The $17.10 chance opened a gap after other dogs collided approaching the turn, and went on to win by more than eight seconds from Swift By Design, trained by Carolyn Jones at Rosedale. In third place was Ballymac Vicar, trained by Des McPie at Kilmany.

In the first heat of the 520m Arthur Hay Memorial, Swift Timing won for Jess Grima at Lang Lang in 29.45s.

Seconds behind was Can’t Say That, trained by Corey Fulford at Bundalaguah, with Seve Rose third for Sharon-Lee Chignell.

Chief’s Magic led all the way to win the second heat for Nathan Rooney at Nilma North. Chief’s Magic notched his eighth win from 16 starts in 28.2s.

In second place was Madalia Champ, trained by John Connor at Rosedale, while Kingfisher Rose, trained by Jeff Chignell at Rosedale, finished third backing up from a win at Sandown Park on Thursday night.

The first heat of the Toby Wyeth Memorial 440m grade five finished in a dead heat for first place.

Baileys On Ice, trained by Dawn Johnston, led for most of the race, but was joined at the post by Rollo Ragnar, trained by Tricia Curtain at Cranbourne South.

The photo finish couldn’t separate the pair, who shared first place in 25.26s.

Frankie Fever finished third for Toorloo Arm trainer Justin Bowman. Tippa won the second heat for Des Douch in 24.94s, more than five seconds ahead of Why Not Kez, trained by Leigh Carter at Devon Meadows.

In the final heat, Why Not Colby, trained by Greg Carter at Devon Meadows, won in 25.38s, just ahead of Aston Clurey, trained by Nathan Rooney.

The day began with Our Kate Rose winning the 440m maiden for Jeff Chignell at Rosedale in 25.25s. It was the dog’s first win in her ninth start.

Lucero finished second for Hazelwood North trainer Damian Meade, followed by two runners for Tinamba trainer Robert Bean, Remy’s Girl and Harper’s Girl.

Lara trainer Deb Coleman won two races.

Zipping Sullivan won race eight, a 520m mixed grade four and five, in 29.66s – an 11th win from his 19 starts.

In second place Zipping Pink, trained by Robert Camilleri at Lara.

Zipping Benson won the final event, a 440m mixed grade three and four, in 25.96s, ahead of Henessy Venon, trained by Kerry Houlahan.

Greyhound racing will continue at Sale on Friday night.

BRIAGOLONG greyhound trainer Matt Clark will have two dogs in the group one Vic Peters final in Sydney on Saturday night.

Litter brothers Catch The Thief and Playlist advanced to the 520 metre final after being the two fastest third-placed finishers in the heats last Saturday night at Wentworth Park.

Three heats were held, with the first two placegetters and two fastest thirds qualifying for the $75,000 to-the-winner final.

Catch The Thief and Playlist are the only two Victorian dogs to make the final, drawing boxes five and one respectively.

The Vic Peters final will be race eight on Saturday night, leaving the boxes at 8.30pm.

KINGFISHER Rose won a race at Sandown Park on Thursday night for Rosedale trainer Jeff Chignell, notching a third straight victory.

After starting a $3.20 favourite, the dog won the 515m mixed grade four and five race in 29.43 seconds, and collected the $5600 first prize.

Courting, prepared by Jennifer Gieschen at Valencia Creek, led to the back straight, but was passed approaching the final bend by Kingfisher Rose, who raced away to win by five lengths.

Courting finished second, while Beatrice, trained by Bill McMahon at Darriman, came fourth.

Shantelle Rose, trained by Sharon-Lee Chignell, finished second in the evening’s final race, a 515m grade five.

The dog challenged Broken Drum late in the race, but the leader gave the pack too much to chase. Since her most recent win in April, Shantelle Rose has finished in the top three of her 16 runs.

Shantelle Rose finished ahead of Sweet Demi, bringing up a hat-trick of third-placed finishes for trainer McMahon. Flinders, trained at Rosedale by Paul Galea, came fourth after winning there the Sunday prior.

In another 515m grade five, Omega Gringo finished third for Seaspray trainer Barry Harper. Passed for second place at the post.

Coming off two wins and a second placing, Omega Gringo was passed for second place at the post. With three wins from nine runs, Omega Gringo’s worst result has been a fourth placing.

Coming off wins at Sale and Sandown Park, Dr Rozzie, trained by McMahon, finished third in another 515m grade five.