Wild Bean knows how to go
By JOHN CORRIGAN Greyhound writer
GO WILD BEAN featured on Saturday at the Grafton Greyhound Club's running of six heats in the Grafton District Services Club fifth grade over the 407 metre trip.
The Mitch Northfield-trained Go Wild Bean was easily the fastest heat winner when he streeted his rivals to win by six and three quarter lengths in 23.22. This time was also the best time of the day for the 407 metres.
Beginning well from box eight Go Wild Bean had to burn-off Kingsbrae Di in the run to the first turn and then proceeded to put a gap between himself and his rivals for an easy win.
Veteran trainer Nev Robson has two runners in to the final. Big Frank railed too well for his opposition when he beat Nakita's Angel by a length and three quarters in 23.65.
In the following race Nev's other winner High Ace appreciated box eight when he cleared the pack at the first turn and came away to win by three and three quarter lengths in 23.60.
Hayley's Fiesta, trained by Ken Neave, came from what seemed like an impossible position at the first turn to score running away by two and a quarter lengths in 23.84. The early leader Sandon Baron was still well clear halfway up the straight but Hayley's Fiesta zoomed down the outside for a decisive win.
The Joe Cachia-trained Skids The Lids was advertised for sale prior to the running of her race but this didn't stop her finishing best to win by two and a half lengths in 23.93.
The final heat went to the Greg Hancock-trained Winning Dee, which was second at the first turn and then raced right away in the straight to win by seven and a quarter lengths in 23.62.
Another dog to impress at the meeting was the Don Smith-trained Ginger Mint, which used box one well to lead all the way and win by seven and three quarter lengths in 23.27. This was Ginger Mint's sixth win from 15 starts with five minor placing's.