Double for Smith at Sandown Park

David Braithwaite

NAMBROK greyhound trainer Lyn Smith produced a winning double during Sunday’s meeting at Sandown Park.

Slick Intention recorded a third win from nine starts, claiming victory in a 515 metre mixed grade six and seven race in 29.99 seconds.

Red Light Rico finished second for Ken Bailey at Maffra.

Smith’s second win for the day came in a 595m race for dogs with one to three wins.

Swift Intention shot out from the start and opened up a five-length lead, but held off a challenge from Neymar Junior to win by 0.67s in 34.66s.

Smith’s Incognito finished third in a heat of the 515m mixed grade six and serve series.

On Tuesday night at Warragul, Demolition, trained by Smith, won the 460m mixed grade four and five.

The dog started from box one and used the inside line well to win by more than two seconds, stopping the clock at 25.87s and notching a sixth victory from 17 starts.

Earlier in the meeting, Smith’s Earn The Magic came third in a 460m grade five.

Another Smith runner, Reichman, came third in the 400m grade five race.

The race was won by Destini Trucker, trained at Denison by Ronald Winter, in 23.01s, holding off Muza’s Gift, trained by Yvonne Andrews at Kilmany.

Tinamba trainer Robert Bean had a quinella in the opening race, with Harper’s Girl winning the 400 metre maiden in 22.91s ahead of Got The Torque. The pair went head-to-head in the straight, with Harper’s Girls recording her first win in six starts.

Tribal, trained by Kaylah Thorburn at Gormandale, advanced to the final of the 460m mixed grade six and seven series after finishing second in the first heat.

From three starts, the dog has a win and two second placings.

The final will be held at Warragul this Tuesday.

Ballymac Vicar, trained by Des McPhie, came second in another 460m grade five, taking his record to three wins, a second and a third from five starts. Nera Enough finished third for Alberton West trainer Gavin Burke.

GREYHOUND racing continues at Sale Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

The first of Friday’s 11 races is scheduled to leave the boxes at 6.54pm.

FROM Thursday, all people attending greyhound meetings in Victoria had to wear face coverings.

Any person not wearing a face covering will receive a warning, then be excluded from that meeting if they fail to comply a second time, with all dogs trained by an excluded participant scratched.