Warragul doubles for Smith, Douch

David Braithwaite

LOCAL greyhound trainers Lyn Smith and Des Douch had winning doubles during Monday’s meeting at Warragul.

Nambrok-based Smith had the quinella in a 400 metre grade seven. Earn The Blur passed kennelmate Strive in the home straight to claim a second win in three starts by a length.

Lightning Blast later won a 460m grade five for Smith.

Barrabooka won a 460m mixed grade six and seven for Douch at Maffra, while Fernando Bull won a 400m grade six.

Following back-to-back second placings, Barrabooka won by a head from Chicken Schnitty.

Douch’s Fernando Bull won a 400m grade six, a third victory from eight starts.

The race was a thriller, with only 0.63 of a second separating the first three dogs.

In another close race, Douch’s Citadel Of Chaos finished second in a 400m grade five behind Suspense Rules, trained by Brian Alford at Yarram. Just 0.64s separated the first four dogs.

She’s Our Rocket, trained by Gavin Burke at Alberton West, won a 400m maiden on debut. The two leaders veered wide on the bend, but She’s Our Rocket maintained an inside line on her way to winning by five lengths.

At Cranbourne, Lennie’s Flyer won a 311m grade six for Rosedale trainer Peter Borradale. It was the dog’s third win – first since December – from 44 starts.

MASSIMO scored an impressive win at Warragul on Tuesday for Briagolong trainer Matt Clark. In a 400m maiden, Massimo shot away on the bend to win by six lengths.

SUNDAY night’s 12-race program at Sale begins at 5.49pm.

The feature will be the 440m mixed grade six and seven final (race four, 6.52pm), with $1900 going to the winner.