Disoriented wins Sale final

David Braithwaite

NAMBROK greyhound trainer Lyn Smith had two of the first three dogs in the 440 metre restricted win final on Sunday night at Sale.

Disoriented claimed a hat-trick of wins, taking out the race by a length from Omega Dodge, trained by Barry Harper at Seaspray. Freddie Cruiser finished third for Smith.

Boisdale trainer Dawn Johnston left the meeting with two winners, beginning with She Wiggles in race six, a 650m grade five.

Following a win at Sale a week earlier, Lara’s Love won the night’s final race, a 440m grade five, by four lengths from Dr Danika, trained by Emily McMahon at Darriman. In third was place was Sad But True, trained by Brian Alford at Yarram.

Alford’s Hustle Hard won the third heat of the 440m mixed grade six and seven series. Finishing six lengths behind was Bomber’s Smokey, trained by Geoff Green at Woodside, who also qualified for this Sunday night’s final.

The first heat was won by True Collinda, who claimed a third victory from five starts for Sam Tyler at Boisdale. Mersey Marvel, trained by Chris Tilley at Sale, and Mac Rooster, trained by Ronald Winter at Dension, also advanced to the final.

Golden Skyrocket won the second heat for Gavin Clifton at Tynong North, with Sweet Life, trained by Kellie Morrison at Kilmany, second.

Four days after winning at Cranbourne, Molly’s Lass, trained by Winter, held on to win race four over 520m.

Race seven, a 440m mixed grade four and five, produced a great finish, with the first four dogs separated by a second. The event was won by Airly Pablo, trained by Lesley Russell at Sale, ahead of Barwidgi, trained by Jenny Gill at Darriman.

Wally Hook, trained by Charlie Galea at Hazelwood North, won the race one 440m maiden, but was found guilty of marring second place getter Write About Her in the home straight and was suspended for 28 days at Sale.

The race two 440m maiden was won by Riverbank Smokey, trained by John Musselwhite at Lindenow, by six lengths.

Ripplebrook Glen won race eight, a 520m mixed grade four and five, for Ronald Wood at Warragul.

The race 11 440m grade five was won by Two Phones, trained by Ben Joske at Yinnar South.

Aston Frigate, trained by Gary McMillan at Nambrok, finished second just ahead of General Collinda, trained by Steph Tyler at Boisdale.

KURO Kismet, trained by Matt Clark at Briagolong, advanced to the group three Launching Pad final on Thursday night at Sandown Park.

The greyhound last week came second in his heat with strong finish.

The winner of the final will receive $150,000.

Earn The Answers, trained by Smith, will be a reserve for the 515 metre final after finishing third in his heat, missing an automatic spot after being passed late.

Blue Tiger, trained by Gavin Burke at Alberton West, earned a place in the Launching Pad Consolation final after finishing third in his heat last week.

Last week’s Sandown Park metro meeting began with Ha Ha Magoo, trained by Des Douch at Maffra, winning the 515m Warragul to Sandown final.

Ha Ha Magoo was in third place early, but made up ground on the leaders before going to the front on the home turn and picking up speed to win by nearly three lengths from Willem Powerfish, trained by Robert Cook at Munro.

Ha Ha Magoo now has five wins from 14 starts. Earlier in the day, locally-trained dogs won the final two races, both 400m grade five, at Warragul on Thursday: Airly Blueboy for Gayle Elston at Sale and Speed Demon for Margaret Read at Woodside.

ON Friday at Healesville, Babel, trained by Tilley, won a 350m grade five ahead of Tiny Shiny, trained by Donald Rhodes at Heyfield. Addy Belle won a 350m grade five by half a length for Rhodes.

That night at Warragul, Rosedale dogs won the first four placings in a 460m mixed grade three and four. Sandy Gem, trained by John Connor, with Nicholas Rose second for Jeff Chignell. Connor’s Madalia Ken came third with Annie Rose fourth for Sharon-Lee Chignell.

Dr Madison, trained by Bill McMahon at Darriman, won a 460m mixed grade four and five, while Nera Enough won a 400m grade five for Burke.

ROSE’S Honey, trained by Carolyn Jones at Rosedale, finished second in a 525m grade six.

FIVE days after winning at Warragul, Turbulence, trained by Tilley, won a heat of the 515m mixed grade six and six series at Sandown Park, while Harper’s Girl, trained by Robert Bean at Tinamba, won a 515m grade five.