McMahon claims treble at Sale

David Braithwaite

GREYHOUNDS trained by Bill McMahon won three races during Sunday’s meeting at Sale.

Dogs from the McMahon kennels at Darriman filled the first four placings in the night’s feature, the 440 metre mixed grade six and seven final.

Claydon, trained by Bill McMahon, won in 24.91 seconds, three and a half lengths clear of another one his dogs, Dr Madison. Kennelmate Carrie, trained by Jenny Gill, came third, with Timmy, trained by Kim McMahon, fourth.

Bill had back-to-back wins later in the night.

Dr Mumma won race seven, a 440m grade five, in 25.44s, claiming a fourth victory in seven races. Just 0.94s separated the first five dogs.

In race eight, the 440m mixed grade three and four, Sweet Demi won in 25.24s) In her past five runs, Sweet Demi has two wins, two seconds and a third.

Finishing a length behind was Soda King, trained at Heyfield by Susan Northway, with another Bill McMahon dog, Dr Headley, third.

There was another close finish in race four, a 520m event restricted to dogs with one to three wins, with half a second separating the first four dogs. Mad Eye Madam (30.18s) won for Ray Floyd at Cobains, followed by Minter Sparkle, trained by Joy Reinke at Johnsonville, Got Girl for Terry Proctor at Alberton West, and Dr Luna, trained by Judy McMahon at Darriman.

Bangor Lizzy, trained by Matt Clark at Briagolong, held off challengers to win race two, a 440m mixed grade six and seven, by three lengths in 25.04s.

Race six, the 520m grade five, was won by Locked In, trained by Yvonne Andrews at Kilmany, in 29.99s, ahead of Whodate Dare, trained at Heyfield by Davide Fasoli.

Nicholas Rose, trained by Jeff Chignell at Rosedale, advanced to this Sunday’s final of the 440m grade five series after winning the first heat in 25.91s.

The fastest heat time came in the second, which was won by Gotham Duke (24.81s) for Devon Meadows trainer Melanie Lithgow. Tansy, trained by Judy McMahon, Darriman, reached the final after finishing third.

The third and final heat was won by Mighty Marvin (25.96s) for Alan Hunter at Pearcedale.

Race one, a 440m maiden, was won by Saint Wallace (25.38s), trained by Justin Bowman at Toorloo Arm, ahead of Aussie Swan, trained by Donald Hay at Maffra, and Angel Eyes, trained at Rosedale by Carolyn Jones.

Vice Grip, trained by Gerard O’Keeffe at Neerim Junction, won race nine, a 440m restricted wins race, in 25.12s, with Camila finishing third for Jenny Gill.

Race 10, a 520m mixed grade four and five, was taken out by Cranberry Miss in 29.84s for Chris Johannsen at Devon Meadows. Moroka Magic, trained at Sale by Jodie Elston, finished third.