Farmer’s Image Upsets More Fancied Rivals

The well performed Farmer’s Image upset some of her fancied rivals when she led all of the way in the Sportingbet stake at Casino last Friday. Jumping out from box two, she held the rails running in the run to the first turn, and was able to get what was a winning break as they went down the back. In the “wash up” the Jan McLean trained galloper ran a personal best time of 23.10 in a two length win.

Much improved sprinter Calamber took out the Westlawn Novice final with another fine railing display. Not the best to begin, she mustered speed after hitting the ground, and just kept sneaking along the fence. She also ran a personal best time of 23.40 in holding out favourite Bralyn Riley in the rush to the line. Robert Cooke trains her, and she is locally bred being by former Casino Cup winner Hot Syrup.

Charlie Northfield was able to pick up some travelling money for his country trips, after landing a winning double. Kingsbrae Sam returned to her home track to be well placed all of the way before racing clear to win the Rapidvite Free For All in a fast 27.36, whilst Sassy Giselle navigated her way through runners to win the Ranvet stake in 23.45.
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Blazing Bonfire Back To Best At Casino

Blazing Bonfire returned to her best form to lead all of the way in the Rapidvite stake at Casino last Friday. She is normally a fast beginner, but hasn’t been the best to begin at her last few starts at Tweed Heads.

Relishing the return to her home track, she gave nothing else a chance winning by 4 1/2 lengths in the handy time of 27.78. Chris Supple prepares the son of Primo Uno for his son Paul, and now that she has broken back into the winners circle there may be more wins in store.

Kevin Ackling is another trainer who has been who has been racing on the Tweed, and he bought Jim Adios back to Casino to win the Charcoal Inn stake. Settling in behind the leaders, he obtained a dream rails run when there was jostling up front to race to the lead. Going right on with the job he raced away to win by 4 1/4 lengths in 23.39.
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Outsider Priority Demand’s Best Of Day At Grafton

Ulmarra greyhound Priority Demand was the fastest heat winner of the Coutts Crossing Cup at Grafton on Saturday.

Jumping from box two, the Ken and Bridget Neave-trained greyhound raced to the front at the first turn and was far too strong in the run home for the odds-on favourite Orara Flash, trained by Gary Smith.

Priority Demand ($7) won the Anne Hunter heat by 4-3/4 lengths in 23.25 seconds, the best time of the day.
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