A classy field will face the starter in this Friday’s Group Three Charcoal Inn Casino Cup, after the heats were run last week.
The fastest qualifier was current track recorder holder over 484 metres, Azure Allegro. She went just outside her best with a 27.17 win.
The Neville Robson trained sprinter led from the first turn and held on well to beat Amazing Phantom, who also qualifies, by 1 1/2 lengths.
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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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It was a case of history repeating itself when half sisters Green Lee and Surin’ Sal met in the Mills Bricks and Pavers Sprint final last Friday. In the heat they came from boxes two and seven, and again in the final Green Lee got the coveted rails while Surin’ Sal was drawn in six.
The box draw proved the difference with Green Lee sprearing out from inside while Surin’ Sal was slightly held up in “traffic”. They raced in first and second place from the first turn, but with the early advantange Green Lee was able to hold on by a length.
The time of 23.08 was the best of the sprint races.
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