Smith treble at Sale

David Braithwaite

NAMBROK trainer Lyn Smith recorded a winner treble during Tuesday night’s Sale greyhound meeting.

Smith’s night began on a high note, claiming the opening two 440 metre maiden races.

Earn The Loot won race one by six lengths, with Meg Rose, trained by Dawn Johnston at Boisdale, grabbing second place at the post.

Freddie Cruiser won race two for Smith, and now has four placings from four career starts.

Smith’s Reinforced won race 10, the 440m grade seven, by four lengths, having led by as much as six. Reinforced has won two of his three races.

Dr Xander finished second for Kim McMahon at Darriman, while Smith’s Aston Blade came third.

Yinnar South trainer Ben Joske left Sale with two winners, including the victor of the night’s feature race. Entering the 440m mixed grade six and seven final as favourite, Persian Goddess claimed a third win from five starts ahead of Maxwell, trained by Bill McMahon at Darriman.

Fernando Bull won the race four 440m grade five for Joske, holding off a challenge from Airly Blueboy, trained by Gayle Elston at Sale.

Backing up from a win at Sale on Thursday night, West Of Westeros won the race five 440m grade five for Dawn Johnston. Flash Spolly, trained by Steve Spoljaric at Kilmany, finished third.

The race six 440m grade five was won by Go Emmy Go, trained by Lindsay Fulford at Maffra, half a length ahead of Aston Style, trained by Chris Johannsen at Devon Meadows. Inuka came third for Bill McMahon.

Dr Lynch, trained at Denison by Ronald Winter, claimed race nine over 520m. Betty Spolly, trained by Spoljaric, was pipped for second place after following Dr Lynch much of the race.

Hook Along Book was a clear winner of the race five 440m grade five for David Kerr at Warragul South. Coming off a win at Sale on Thursday, Slick Paws, trained by Susan Northway at Heyfield, won a hot race for the minor placings.

Aston Clurey, trained by Nathan Rooney at Nilma North won race seven, the 440m mixed grade three and four, by five lengths from Bill McMahon’s Kasey Anne, who finished just ahead of Eilish, trained by Des Douch at Maffra.

Race eight, the 520m mixed grade four and five, was won by Harlequin Rose at Brendon Jones at Pyalong.

Airly Spence, trained by Kym Russell at Sale, came second, while the run of favourite Marshall’s King, trained by Douch, was hampered by collisions.

In the night’s final race, over 440m, Princess Lace, trained by Rosalie Kerr at Warragul South, got out to a big lead to win. Bangor Lizzy, trained by Matt Clark at Briagolong, made up ground to finish a length behind, while Madalia Pixie finished third for Kathleen Fogarty at Heyfield.

MAN Of Sun, trained by Chris Tilley at Sale, won a 300m grade four at Healesville on Wednesday – a ninth career win and fourth from his previous seven starts.

Braemar Wallace won a 350m maiden on debut for Yvonne Cassidy at Valencia Creek.

Fab Rocket, trained by Jennifer Holden at Longford, advanced to the 311m mixed grade six and seven final at Cranbourne next week after impressively winning her heat on Wednesday.

At Cranbourne on Monday night, Mayhem Lass, trained by John Boreland, Giffard West, claimed a second win from seven starts by taking out a 311m race.

ROSEDALE trainers Jeff and Sharon-Lee Chignell will have five runners in Friday night’s heats of the group two Warragul Cup.

William Rose will contest the first heat from 7.54pm.

The third heat will include Kingfisher Rose as well as Midnight Monarch, trained by Tilley, and Shima Shine, who is an early favourite to win the final.

Shantelle Rose is in the fourth heat, Nicholas Rose the fifth (drawn against the country’s premier sprinter, Simon Told Helen) and Annie Rose the sixth alongside Clark’s Catch The Thief.

Lyn Smith’s Earn The Answers will race in the second heat.

The second leg of the Gippsland Festival of Racing, the winner of the 460m Warragul Cup on January 16 will receive $47,000.

A 12-race program will be held at Sale on Sunday, beginning at 6.04pm.