The Border Watch : January 9th 2014
30 SPORT OntheLure with DAVID LEWIS e LITTER sisters, Irish Angel, Striking Viking and Murf’s Angel look set to give the Viking Syndicate a successful day when greyhound racing returns to Tara Raceway this Sunday afternoon. The impressive Irish Angel, recently purchased by the syndicate from breeder Ben Murphy, is unbeaten at her only two Mount Gambier starts. At last Friday’s meeting, the black bitch was slowly away from the outside but had no trouble in rounding up the fi eld down the back straight before powering home for an easy win over Monty’s Lad in a smart 30.26 seconds for the 512 metre journey. Prior to that she had run down subsequent winner Madam Truffl e and even though she now finds herself in Open company she is well drawn in box one. Striking Viking, a winner over Rouse Flyer and Lucky Keeper at two early race meetings in December, made some late ground after a slow start to fi nish third behind smart types My Illusion and Sir Lenny last Friday. A winner of fi ve races at Tara Raceway, Striking Viking has drawn box two in Sunday’s Bartholomew Open Stake (512m) and will clash with Irish Angel. The pair is trained at Allendale East by David Peckham who holds a strong hand in the seven-dog race as he also has Bourne Again and Arcadia Trivett engaged. Bourne Again, arguably the best dog racing at Tara Raceway at the moment, recently failed at Warrnambool following an outstanding Christmas Cup win but looks well suited here. Murf’s Angel, also a recent syndicate purchase from Murphy, made her local debut last Friday and put in a top performance to fi nish third behind Madam Truffl e and Pack Rat. Checked on the first turn, the Peckham-trained Murf’s Angel was fourth down the back straight with plenty to do before working home well to go down in a tight fi nish where the margins were a head by a head. She’s drawn box two in the Gambier Vets Stake (512m) with the main danger looking to be the Jesse Henderson trained box one Teams Mount Gambier A1 (v West, 6pm tomorrow at Olympic Park, courts 1-3): Andrew Vandenhurk, Tim Pietsch, Eddie Cook, Brock Egan, Heidi Heemskerk (c), Renae Cameron, Helen Kentish, Ashleigh Pietsch. A2 Green (away v West): Graeme Kentish, Gary Jones (c), Scott Colbert, Tim Driver, Jodie Carey, Bec Laslett, Lacey Burston, Natasha Weatherill. A2 Blue (home v Reidy, courts 10-13): Craig Nisbet, Rob Attiwill (c), Drew Pitson, Jason Seidel, Chelsea McKinnon, Mel Attiwill, Leanne Mullan, Amelia Hancock. A3 (home v Tarpeena, courts 4-5): Blair Ferguson, Daryl Ferguson, Dom Moretti, Ryan Nicholson, Bridgette McKinnon, Georgia Ferguson, Arelene Venning, Renae Nicholson (c). B1 (away v Saints/Reidy at Reidy Park): Alex McGregor, Robert Stafford (c), Armando Mandix, Mary McBain, Natalie McLaughlin. B2 (home v Mount Schank, courts 1-2): Greg Duver (c), Rob Moretti, Adam Nguyen, Lorraine Burston, Julie-Ann Rayner, Lisa Leis. If unavailable contact Jim Lopriore on 0417-088-399 or Bob on 0408-849-929. Bar duty: A2 Blue. Afternoon tea duty: A3. West Gambier A1: M. Jolley, R. Bushell, F. Kaceric, J. Bruhn, W. Cook, K. Cornolo, J. Sealey, A. Savu, L. Ballintyne. A2: J. Higgins, M. Charlton, M. Stutley, L. Charlton, E. Brown, S. Edwards, K. Wright, E, Beames, B. Winterfi eld, E. Ballintyne. A3: E. Schultz, T. Dolan, J. Wilkinson, P. Wilkinson, J. Ballintyne, I. Slattery, L. Turley, C. Lewis. B2: L. Schultz, M. Nieuwerkerk, T. Nieuwerkerk, J. Wright, K. Beames, A. Oldaker, J. Nieuwerkerk, R. Debrenne. Women’s doubles: J. Kamp, R. Dowdell, J. Johnston, D. Hink, A. Bartetzko. 30 - The Border Watch, Thursday, January 9, 2014 Cricket A grade (Barber Shield): East Gambier v Kongorong at McDonald Park 2; Penola v North Sportsman’s at McCorquindale Park, Mil Lel v Kalangadoo at Frew Park; West Gambier v South Gambier at Malseed Park 2. B grade (Crouch Shield): West Gambier v Mil Lel at Blue Lake Sports Park 2; Yahl v Glencoe at Marist Park; Penola v South Gambier at Penola High; Gambier Central v North Sportsman’s at Nangwarry. C grade (Cox Bros Shield): Yahl v Mil Lel at Banner Park; Kalangadoo v Kongorong at Kalangadoo; West Gambier v North Sportsman’s at Malseed Park 1. Bye: East Gambier. D grade (Butchart Shield): Dartmoor v Tarpeena at Dartmoor; Glencoe v Gambier Central at Glencoe; East Gambier v Allendale at Blue Lake Sports Park 1. Bye: Yahl. BARBER SHIELD RESUMES: Tyson Currie and his Mil Lel teammates will meet Kalangadoo at Frew Park when Barber Shield action resumes this Saturday. Tennis Tomorrow (6pm) A1 Kia Cup: West Gambier v Mount Gambier, Olympic Park VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Syndicate prepares to hit the road Jack Casey and trained at Glencoe by Barry Shepheard, Rouse Flyer got way out of his ground in last Friday’s heat before storming home to go down by three lengths to the Tracie Price trained Oenophiliac. The pair clashed again at Horsham on Tuesday night over 480 metres but this time it was Rouse Flyer which ran a good race when fi nishing strongly to go down by less than two lengths in a handy 27.40 seconds while Oenophiliac was unplaced. Rouse Flyer has drawn box fi ve in the fi nal with Oenophiliac looking suitably placed in the seven. On his outside is the other heat winner, Our Houdini, which showed early pace at Horsham on Tuesday before fi nishing fourth. Our Houdini gives Shepheard a strong hand in the fi nal while Price also has West On Ziggy, placed at Horsham on Tuesday following a good fi rst up third at Tara Raceway, and on-pace runner Our Elena engaged. Bendigo pair to race at Tara SYNDICATE SUCCESS: Our Houdini, pictured with trainer Barry Shepheard (kneeling) and members of the Barry Maney Group Syndicate, after she had won a heat of the Grade 5 400 metre feature at Tara Raceway last Friday. runner Damonic which was a smart maiden winner last Friday. Irish Angel, Striking Viking and Murf’s Angel are by the high profi le sire Superman out of the durable staying bitch Irish Fantasy which raced on 102 occasions for 11 wins and 38 minor placings. And the Viking Syndicate will be hoping the trio is still in top form come the club’s Australia Day meeting at the end of the month. Comprising more than 30 members, the syndicate, which is managed in Adelaide by Ross Schurgott, is planning a long weekend bus trip to Mount Gambier with the highlight obviously being the Sunday afternoon greyhound meeting at Tara Raceway. Rouse Flyer turns in top trial ALTHOUGH not suited by the 400 metre journey, veteran chaser Rouse Flyer looks a top chance in Sunday’s Produce Store Grade 5 fi nal. Owned by Penshurst identity DR Danny and Blitzem Miss, recently purchased by racecaller Chris Buttigieg at the Bendigo Ready-to-Race sales, will race at Tara Raceway on Sunday. Dr Danny’s appearance in the Metal Worx Open Maiden Stake (512m) follows two runs at Warrnambool where he fi nished third and eighth in a feature maiden series over 450 metres. The 18-month-old black dog turned in a top run in a heat of the series on December 26 when running home well for third before fi nding the going pretty tough in a fast-run semi-fi nal a week later. Only 28 kilograms in weight, Dr Danny has drawn box two in Sunday’s fi rst race and, in what is an interesting maiden affair, should be better suited to the twobend track. Blitzem Miss, which has had one unplaced run at Warrnambool, has drawn box two in the Barry’s Door Services Open Maiden (400m). She, also, should fi nd this somewhat easier. Both greyhounds are now being trained for Buttigieg at Tarpeena by Allen Williams. Draws 1-3; Uniting Church v Glencoe, Olympic Park 4-6. Saturday A2 Sportage Shield: Glencoe v Centrals, Glencoe; Mount Gambier Blue v Reidy Park, Mount Gambier; West Gambier v Mount Gambier Green, West Gambier. A3 Sorento Shield: Mount Gambier v Tarpeena, Mount Gambier; Mount Schank v West Gambier, Mount Schank; Mil Lel v Glencoe, Mil Lel. B1: Saints United/Reidy Park v Mount Gambier, Reidy Park; Suttontown v Moorak, Suttontown; Centrals v Reidy Park, Centrals. B2: West Gambier v Mil Lel Yellow, West Gambier; Moorak v Tarpeena, Moorak; Mount Gambier v Mount Schank, Mount Gambier; Mil Lel Green v Uniting Church, Mil Lel. Bye: Centrals. Women’s Doubles: East Gambier v Suttontown Green, Olympic Park; Saints United Red v Uniting Church Red, Saints; Allendale East v Saints United Black, Allendale; Suttontown Blue v West Gambier, Olympic Park; Uniting Church White v Glencoe, Uniting Church.
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