Doubles for Clark and Alford at Sale greyhounds

David Braithwaite

LOCAL trainers Matt Clark and Brian Alford left Sunday’s Sale greyhound meeting with winning doubles.
Briagolong-based Clark began the night in winning fashion, with Rasputin taking out the opening 440 metre maiden.
Clark brought up his double when Fantastic Raven won the race eight 440m grade five ahead of Shantelle Rose, trained by Sharon-Lee Chignell at Rosedale, and Carrie, trained by Jenny Gill at Darriman.
Alford’s double came in back-to-back races late in the program.
Suspense Rules won race 10, a 440m mixed grade three and four, with Camila finishing third for Gill, before Zipping Sense took out the race 11 440m grade five.
In the race two 440m maiden, Queen Kathleen, trained in Boisdale by Dawn Johnston, shot out to an early lead before winning by four lengths from Double On Ice, trained by Adrian Smit at Longford.
Jeda’s Girl, a $26 chance at the tote trained by Jenny Gieschen at Valencia Creek, won the race 12 440m grade five. Finishing a length back was Hurry Harry, trained by Justin Bowman at Kilmany, while Reinforced came third for Lyn Smith at Nambrok.
Zachary, trained by Bill McMahon at Darriman, won a heat of the 520m grade five series. Also advancing to this Sunday’s final are third place-getter West Of Westeros, trained by Johnston, and Victory Chase, who came fourth for Smit.
The other heat was won by Chatterbox Tilly, trained by Carly Feltham at Devon Meadows. Clark’s Variation finished second and Chignell’s Annie Rose third, and will both contest the final.
Sir Harley, trained by David Crawford at Pearcedale, was an all the way winner of the 440m mixed grade six and seven final, finishing six lengths clear.
Race three, a 440m grade seven, was won by Big Bash Jess, trained by Mark Cartechini at Hallam, while Collinda Dodge finished third for Steph Tyler at Boisdale.
The race six 440m grade five was taken out by Kenji Bale for Daniel Gibbons at Avalon, with Lara’s Love finishing third for Johnston.
Diesel Runner, trained by Robert Reinke at Johnsonville, won race nine, a 440m grade six. Total Babe, trained in Maffra by Leigh Jennings, flashed home to finish second ahead of Jaxson Mino, trained by Ronald Winter at Denison.
Greyhound racing continues in Sale on Friday night.

Kuro Kismet wins at The Meadows

KURO Kismet claimed a metro win at The Meadows on Saturday night.
The greyhound, trained by Matt Clark at Briagolong, won a 525 metre mixed grade four and five by three lengths in wet conditions.
The result continues Kuro Kismet’s run of good form, which extends to three wins and two second placings from his previous five starts.
ROSEDALE trainer Jeff Chignell had two winners at Warragul on Friday night. Lacie Rose claimed a second win from four starts in a 400m mixed grade six and seven.
In the final race of the night, Jenny Kay Rose won a 400m grade five, after claiming the lead in the late stages.
In Bendigo the same night, Rock On Runner, trained by Matt Clark at Briagolong, won a heat of 425m grade five series.
Rock On Runner led all the way, but had to hold off a late charge from Zing On to win by a nose.
The final will be held this Friday night.
ON Sunday in Healesville, Rookie Mistake won a 300m maiden for Justin Bowman at Kilmany.