Bumper Easter racing program
By PETER O'NEILL Grafton Greyhound Club
THIS afternoon there is a bumper Easter program at Grafton Greyhounds with the running of the GBOTA Easter Maiden Final, the Real Granite Tops Grafton Derby, the Real Granite Tops Grafton Oaks and a super nine-race supporting race card.
The box draw for the GBOTA Easter Maiden Final has opened up the race after fastest qualifier the Marilyn Johnson-trained Elite Spirit drew box 4 and its apparent main danger on times the Denise Robinson-trained Splendour drawing box 5.
Improvers in this race could be the John Corrigan-trained Ruby Buttons and the Jeff Smith-trained Jack Bar.
The Real Granite Tops Grafton Derby brings together a wonderful field of male greyhounds with the rejuvenated John Corrigan-trained Go Wild Bean coming up with the coveted 1 box giving him an undeniable chance of making it four wins in a row by taking out the Derby.
Dangers will come from the very talented Denise Robinson charge Pedros Me Mate, the old stagers the Bob Cooke-trained Hot Syrup and the Rick Godwin-trained Energy on Fire.
It would be no surprise should any other take out this race as all are blessed with untold ability and have imposing race records.
The Real Granite Tops Grafton Oaks for female greyhounds sees the Reg Gardoll-trained Nellie Bligh in the red rug and in sensational form going for three wins in a row in the Oaks.
Dangers to Nellie could be the Mathew Reid-trained Poppys Angel and the Keith Boan trained Bonnie Lee.
The supporting race card has nine excellent races, which on their own would be worthwhile venturing out to the track to see, let alone all the other feature races.
Race 5 is the Stan & Irene Creighton Memorial which is a race run annually in memory of long-serving club employees and members Stan and Irene Creighton.