Greyhound Racing

8 July, 2024

Four for locals in consistent week

Local trainers had the majority of their success on the road this week with only the single winner at Horsham’s Tuesday meeting with Boxcar Molly winning for Dezi and Jett Carter (Horsham). This was followed by a swag of minor placings to the local contingent.

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Crymelon Comet winning earlier in the year at Horsham. PHOTO: PETER CARTER
Crymelon Comet winning earlier in the year at Horsham. PHOTO: PETER CARTER

Garry George (Beulah) filled the minors three times on the night with Lilydale, Patriot Bradley and Detrimental, Bill and Helen Hartigan (Horsham) ran second with LaLa Rapid qualifying for the one-to-four-win Final this Tuesday drawing the coveted red box, Andrea Gurry (Nhill) and Heather Baxter (Murtoa) ran second and third respectively with Udani Bale and Circle The Stars in the mixed grade event.

Horsham Tuesday and Boxcar Molly was successful in the maiden event for the local Carter team (Horsham) led by Dezi and Jett Carter, turning for home running third Boxcar Molly was able to pull out and run over the early leaders winning by half a length in a steady 23:79sec.

Thursday it was Gurry and George having success at Warrnambool, while Ian Bibby
(Warracknabeal) travelled to Mount Gambier and got the chocolates with Crymelon Comet.

George struck first down at the Bool when Wavering pulled out a very smart come from
behind victory, missing the start badly Wavering mustered up into third position on cornering
and was making a surging run until that run was interrupted and the leader shot away,
Wavering balanced herself again on straightening for home and went about reeling in a
large margin and that she did winning going away in a nice 25:66sec over the 450m trip.

Spring Port for Gurry did quiet the opposite to Wavering, Port jumped with them and then
just mustered around the field exploding to the lead as the dogs hit the corner, from here it
was a matter of time and margins as Spring Port showed exactly what he is capable of
winning by an ever increasing seven lengths in the really smart time of 22:09sec.

Finally the old stager Crymelon Comet was victorious at Mount Gambier at the ripe old age
of five years and three months and at start one hundred and twenty five showed he still has
it coming from last to win over the 400m.

Comet was slow away but smartly dropped down to the rail and found himself in third as the dogs turned for home, on straightening Comet went straight underneath them and won going away from his opposition in an impressive performance.



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