Tyler double at Sale greyhounds

David Braithwaite

BOISDALE greyhound trainers Stephanie and Sam Tyler had two winners during Thursday night’s Sale meeting.

There was a Tyler quinella in race three, restricted to dogs with two to three wins over 440 metres, with General Collinda winning from Mad McEnroe.

General Collinda (25.47 seconds) worked hard to the win, having been involved in a collision and getting checked.

In third was place was Jenny Kay Rose, trained by Jeff Chignell at Rosedale.

The Tyler kennel also had success in the final race of the night, a 440m grade five, with Scorching Ember winning in 25.27s.

The dog was second at the top of the home straight behind Dr Luna, trained by Judith McMahon at Darriman, and despite racing wide, sprinted well to win by one and a half lengths. Jillissa was third for Darriman trainer Jennifer Gill.

The night began with Ha Ha MacGyver, following second placings in his first two starts, winning the 440m maiden for Maffra trainer Des Douch in 24.97s. Aussie Swan, trained by Donald Hay at Maffra, finished second.

Race four, a 520m event restricted to dogs with one to three wins, was taken out by Fleck (29.76s), trained by Gavin Burke at Alberton West.

The short-priced favourite led from the start of the home turn, and held off fast-finishing Poppo’s Grinning, trained by Trevor Whitford at Willow Grove, winning by a nose. In third place was Mad Eye Madam, trained at Cobains by Ray Floyd.

Flywheel Bella continued her good run of form for Gormandale trainer Sam Bye, winning race five, the 520m grade five, in 29.74s. The favourite claimed a ninth win from 27 starts. From her past 10 starts, Flywheel Bella has had four wins and six seconds.

After coming into the race as a reserve, Bella Edition, trained by Susan Northway at Heyfield, finished strongly to place second, while Zipping Samara finished third for Carolyn Jones at Rosedale.

Macalister Tiger (25.17s), trained by Cheryl Morris at Briagolong, won race six, the 440m free for all, by a length from Locked In, trained by Yvonne Andrews at Kilmany. Soda King, trained by Northway, finished third.

Nicholas Rose, trained by Chignell, won race eight, the 520m mixed grade four and five, in 29.55s from Fraser Hook, trained by Robert Neocleous at Hazelwood North, and Matilda Hook for Paul Galea at Rosedale.

Dimensional recorded back-to-back wins for Sale trainer Christopher Tilley, claiming the race nine 440m grade five in 24.89s.

The run of the night came from Kasey Anne, trained by Bill McMahon at Darriman, in winning the race 10, 440m grade five.

Relegated to the back of the field on the back straight, Kasey Anne (25.57s) worked her way along the rail on the home turn, then found an opening on the home straight to win by half a length. Just 0.89s separated the first four dogs.

Race two, the 440m grade seven, was won by Chunk Of Love (25.11s), trained by Ben Joske at Jeeralang Junction, more than four seconds ahead of Portelli Punk, trained by Floyd. Flywheel Frankey finished third for Bye.

Tank Slap, trained by Eddie Lieshout at Drouin West, won race seven, the 440m grade four, ahead of McMahon runners Sweet Demi and Iunka.

Race 11, another 440m grade five, was won by Mt View Audrey (25.05s) for Whitford. What’s Up Skip finished second for Floyd and Slick Paws third for Northway.

Greyhound racing continues at Sale on Sunday, with an 11-race card beginning 5.29pm.