Harper claims double at Sale greyhounds

Omega Dodge won the 440m free for all. File photo

David Braithwaite

SEASPRAY greyhound trainer Barry Harper had two winners during Sunday’s Sale meeting.
In the 440 metre free for all, Omega Dodge look the lead entering the bend, then kicked away to win by six lengths. Omega Dodge has won five of his previous seven starts.
Dr Lynch finished third for Ronald Winter at Denison.
Earlier, Omega Sierra won the 440m grade seven for Harper. Dr Wade, trained by Emily McMahon at Darriman, led most of the way, but finished third after tiring in the final 50m and getting passed by Omega Sierra and Nevaeh Bale.
The meeting began with the heats of the 440m maiden series.
The first heat was won by My Mate Damien, trained by Cheryle Ragen at Kilmany.
Battling for the lead with My Mate Damien for most of the race, Into The Shed, trained by Gary McMillan at Nambrok, made a late charge, but the favourite held on to win by a nose. Shot Fossil, trained by Ray Floyd at Cobains, also advanced to this Sunday’s final after finishing third.
Vesna Spolly won the second heat for Steve Spoljaric at Kilmany. Elmo Rose, trained by Jeff Chignell at Rosedale, led into the home straight but finished third, enough to get him a spot in the final.
Massimo, trained by Dawn Johnston at Boisdale, won the 520m mixed grade four and five. Last start Sale winner General Collinda, trained by Steph Tyler at Boisdale, made a late charge, but finished short by a half a head.
Dr Carmel won the race nine 440m grade five for Bill McMahon, ahead of Lara’s Love, trained by Johnston.
Select Charlie, a $48 chance at the tote trained by Corey Fulford at Bundalaguah, pipped Cawbourne Cooper at the post to win the race 12 440m grade five.
Aubameyang, trained by Peter Martinovic at Koo Wee Rup, won the 440m grade five final. There was a packed field on the final bend, before Aubameyang broke away at the top of the straight to win by two lengths.
Four days after winning at Warrnambol, Spring Driven won the 440m mixed grade six and seven for Lisa Delbridge at Balliang. Finished two lengths behind was Bowie, trained by Bill McMahon, while Madalia Pixie came third for Kathleen Fogarty at Heyfield.
The 520m restricted win event was taken out by Rebecca Gay, trained by Billy Stockdale at Hastings. Geena Bale, trained at Heyfield by Susan Northway, took the lead in the home straight, but Rebecca Gay responded to win by half a length.
Coming into the race as a reserve, Crackerjack Carr won the race 10 440m grade five for Mark Deldridge at Balliang. Ragen’s Wigram Road came third.
Funambulist, trained by Steven Bruce-White at Buln Buln East, won the race 11 440m grade five.
The next greyhound meeting at Sale will be Friday night.
While restrictions have eased further across the state, admittance to all Victorian greyhound race meetings is still limited to essential people, such as trainers, handlers and officials.
Masks must be worn when inside, loading a greyhound into the starting boxes, while in a catching pen, and whenever people are unable to maintain 1.5m social distancing.