Jet speeds to six wins in six starts
LOCAL dog Hazavar Jet scored his sixth win in a row on Saturday afternoon for the Robertson family, four of those six wins have been on the Grafton track and the other two at the Gold Coast.
Trained by the affable Dave Robertson for wife Maureen Hazavar Jet from box six was only fourth away but accelerated quickly to be clear at the first turn and then race right away to win the XXXX Gold fourth grade by eight lengths in the best time of the day 23.12.
The Club conducted four heats of the Clarence Valley sheds maiden with the final worth $700 to the winner at our next meeting.
Fastest heat winner was the Jeff Droy trained Pandemic who led all the way to win by five and a half lengths from Lonesome Road, trained by Reg Gardoll, in 23.27.
Litter mate Big River Ted, trained by Geoff Cowan, won the first heat by six lengths from Kooringa Lady, trained by Mitch Northfield, in 23.35, Big River Ted was soon in front and went strongly to the line.
Dougs Memory, trained by Charlie Northfield, slipped along the rails from box one to win by five and a half lengths from Cooloola Eagle trained by Glen Northfield in 23.69.
The final heat was won by the John Free-trained Awesome Agassie who led all the way and just hold on to win by a half length in 23.59 from the Reg Gardoll trained Sticky Character.
Two trainers of winners in the heats were able to land winning doubles later in the day.
John Free won the Malcom Gooden top grade with Free Phantom, who led from the first turn to score by a length and three quarters in 23.32 to complete his double.
Then Jeff Droy won the Tooheys New fifth grade with Big River Sid, who won by two and a quarter lengths in 23.32 to complete his winning double.
Casino trainer Jan McLean only had two runners at the meeting and she was able to quinella the Zero Coke fifth grade over 480 metres when the reserve Star Future got the run from box eight and beat her kennel mate Paris Star by four lengths in 27.99.
Norma Jean Trick was very impressive when she won the Grafton District Services Club fifth grade for trainer Darryl Schafer by five and a half lengths and she looks as though she will be better suited when she gets over more ground.
The final race the Tooheys Red fifth grade went to the John North trained Chaptain Ice who scored by four and a half lengths in 23.23.
The Grafton club races again on May 27 with heats of the North Coast Challenge for dogs with one to three wins and no TAB wins the final worth $1500 is at Tweed Heads on June 12.