Doubles To Both McFarlane & Wadick At Canberra Greyhounds
Written By Kevin Pitstock Monday 16th February 2009
As Canberra gears up for it’s feature maiden series, the Rod Everett Memorial, this week, last Sunday’s meeting wet the appetite of punters, with Ian McFarlane and Stephen Wadick both claiming doubles.
Having to sadly scratch Highland Zac from the Canberra Mower Service final, Wadick was able to still make Sunday a profitable evening with Highland Abbey and Highland Breeze claiming good wins.
Ian McFarlane opening his account with Bungala Bale, who produced a spectacular 25.40 win in the Best 8 event over the 440.
The Jerrawa trainer scoring the running double with Berridale Lass knocking off her maiden in the seventh event in 30.99.
Despite being a woman of very few words Amanda Ginn was nothing short of over the moon when Medium Pace clung to the rails at the first turn and skipped under early leaders Shonky’s Girl and Miss Hyperactive to take lead in the 5th Grade Canberra Mower Services Final.
Using all her voice to cheer the Collide x Winmoore Osti dog on to it’s 3 ¾ length 18.12 win, the result a pleasing one for the Cudal trainer.
The remainder of the card going to a range of owners and trainers from across New South Wales and the ACT .
In a small but close event, the first went to Osti’s Treasure, who continued it’s good Canberra form pipping Bomba Banquet at the post, Molly Ross rounding out the placings.
Tyre Kicker for Brian Wales took out the second mixed grade 310 metres, while Lorraine Roy’s Bradman’s Willow clocked another 25.95 win in the Kel O’Rourke Appreciation over 440metres.
Keith Jones’ Pale Face Ariek was able to prevent Ian McFarlane from claiming a treble for the meeting, taking the lead in the home straight from Berridale Belle, Wannabe First rounding out the minors.
The final win going to Gil App and Noel Batinich with Plugger Banquet. Having finished behind a Lorraine Roy greyhound in everyone of it’s last five starts the black dog finally got his shot on Sunday getting over the line a half head infront of Sweet Rayah.
Canberra returns to SKY this week with what is set to be a great Rod Everett Memorial Series.