STUART Lee Rose won his third race from eight starts, claiming a thrilling victory at Warragul on Tuesday night.
The greyhound, trained at Rosedale by Sharon-Lee Chignell, won the 460 metre mixed grade six and seven race.
Coming off a win at Warragul 10 days earlier, Stuart Lee Rose was in third place at the top of the straight, before kicking on to win by a head in 26.08 seconds. Just 0.47s separated the first three dogs.
The 460m grade five became a match-race between two Wellington Shire-trained dogs.
Favourite Flywheel Bella, trained by Sam Bye at Gormandale, led early before Nera Enough, trained at Alberton West by Gavin Burke, took the lead on the bend.
Nera Enough held off Flywheel Bella in the home straight to win by half a length in 26.03s.
It was Nera Enough’s sixth win from 21 starts, while Flywheel Bella has finished either first or second in her past nine runs.
Too Good Joog, trained by Robert Cook at Munro, won the 400m mixed grade four and five in 22.61s.
Even Keats, trained at Cobains by Ray Floyd, advanced to the 460m maiden final next Tuesday night after finishing second in his heat. From four starts, it was the third time Even Keats has placed in the first three.
Airly Blueboy, trained at Sale by Gayle Elston, finished second in the 400m mixed grade six and seven. The $31.70 chance vied for the lead from the bend, but was pipped by a fast-finishing Zipping Whoopi.
At Geelong earlier in the day, Fallen Petal finished strongly to place second on a 400m grade seven for Gormandale trainer Kaylah Thorburn. In seven runs, Fallen Petal’s placed in the top three five times, including a win at Warragul last week.
ON Wednesday at Cranbourne, Incognito, trained by Lyn Smith at Nambrok, won a 520m mixed grade six and seven.
Incognito took the lead by the first turn and never headed, winning by 6.74s in 30.36s.
Smith’s She’s An Earn and Lightning Blast finished second and third respectively in the 520m mixed grade four and five.
Remy’s Girl, trained at Tinamba by Robert Bean, finished second in a 311m grade seven. Coming off a win at the same track four days earlier, Remy’s Girl made a late lunge, but lost by a nose.
EARN The Magic, trained by Lyn Smith, finished second in the 450m grade five final at Shepparton on Monday night.
The dog finished six lengths behind winner Rilynn Bale, who led from start to finish.
Earn The Magic was the only dog not trained by Mark and Lisa Delbridge in the first five.
Earlier at Healesville, Onya Jakit, trained at Nambrok by Andrew Wood, finished second in a 300m grade five race.
Having won at the track in his previous start, Onya Jaki claimed second in a photo finish, with winner Kawhi seven lengths ahead.