Trainers winning Accent
THE Bimbimbi Caravan Park Final at the Grafton Greyhound Racing Club on Thursday afternoon looked to be a tough affair on paper, but the Rick Godwin-trained Rich Accent made it a one act affair.
Beginning beautifully from box six, the $6.30 chance quickly headed Berated and race favourite Stand Tall, leading by two lengths on the top turn.
From that point Rich Accent set sail for the prize and accelerated clear before eventually recording an easy 3.5 length victory in the quick time of 23.12 seconds.
Rich Accent has now taken her record to three wins and two seconds from five career outings and has many more wins in store.
Stand Tall tried valiantly for Mick Patterson while Berated held on well for third for Marlene Ellis.
Not content with taking out the final, Godwin also rugged up litter brother Rich Character for an impressive victory in the Highland Petfood Stake.
While only moderate to begin off box, the $3.20 second favourite quickly accelerated to the lead before running out an emphatic 5.5 length winner over litter sister Rich Harmony with Ken Rose Hi 3.75 lengths back in third for Trevor Thompson. The time for the journey was 23.29 seconds.
Two heats of the Clarence Valley Sheds 5th grade were conducted over 480 metres with the fastest heat winner being High Energy for Queensland trainer Darren Russell.
Usually a slow beginner, High Energy managed to step with them and stay out of early bother. With a clear run in the early stages High Energy was able to do his best in recording the time of 27.65 seconds.
Nicky Lyndan finished on well for second for Terry Jordan while Orara Magic was third for Gary Smith.
Trevor Thompson took out the other heat with his runner Sam Rose Hi. Sam Rose Hi made full use of his early speed from the boxes to lead from go to whoa despite being challenged all the way down the home straight by Slow To Learn.
Sam Rose Hi ran the time of 27.73 seconds in defeating Slow To Learn for Faye Currey by a mere head margin with Maron’s Madam running on late for third for Marilyn Johnson a further 3.25 lengths back.
Darren Russell made it a winning double for the day in the Westlawn Finance Stake over 407 metres when Ten In Ten threaded his way through the field from a rearward position.