Alstonvilla a convincing winner
THE final of the Barry Jones Smash Repairs fifth grade over 407 metres was won in convincing style by the Neville Robson trained Alstonvilla.
After running second in his heat Alstonvilla had to contend with box five in the final, but he began in fifth place and was still only third at the home turn before storming down the outside to win by a length and a half in 23.56.
This was the second leg of a winning double for Neville who had scored earlier with litter mate High Ace, who had the biggest winning margin of the day ten and a half lengths in the Coca Cola fifth grade.
High Ace recorded the time of 23.33, both dogs are by Brett Lee out of Blue Bank.
Denise Robinson was another trainer to land a winning double when Louis Booker led all the way in the XXXX Gold top grade over 480 metres to win by four lengths in 27.56.
In the following event the Richmond Valley Pet Supplies fourth grade over 407 metres her handy staying bitch Miss Jaydee swamped her opposition after being a handy third at the home turn and won by a head in the good time for a stayer of 23.30.
Go Wild Bean fresh from his success in the Bull and Barley final at Wentworth Park the previous Saturday night trailed the early leader Quiz Kid to the home turn in the Nature Vet top grade then accelerated away to win by a length and a half in the best time of the day 23.00.
This win was the sixth win on the trot for the son of Go Wild Teddy/Kooringa Flyer.
Local trainer Jeff Droy is starting to get some rewards from his litter of Cyrus The Virus out of Crimea River the kennel won a race at Casino on Friday with Rockin Pneumonia then backed up on Saturday and won with Crimea Star who was very impressive when she won the Clarence Valley Sheds fifth grade over 407 metres by six and three quarter lengths in 23.28.
Whatever Brad Northfield puts a lead on seems to win.
Lately he has won races at Lismore and Casino in the last week came to Grafton Saturday with Serena Sonnet from box eight in Malcolm Gooden fifth grade over 480 metres scored by a neck in 28.09.
Stephen Keep produced Prince Allover in the Diet Coke maiden over 407 metres and he won by four lengths in 23.75, the win was well deserved as he had ran second at his last two starts.