The Border Watch : February 28th 2014
32 GREYHOUND RACING OntheLure with DAVID LEWIS e AT an age when most greyhounds have been retired, veteran chaser Crymelon Talon is once again making the trip over from Warracknabeal for Sunday’s Mount Gambier Cup heats. Trained by Ian Bibby, one of the gentlemen of greyhound racing, Crymelon Talon was a fi nalist in last year’s cup won by Colville. Following an impressive heat win over Peking Duck and Lika Gem, the brindle dog then ran a great race in the fi nal for Bibby when, after always being on the pace, he fi nished a two length fourth. Since last year’s cup not a lot has happened for the son of Bombastic Shiraz and Saigon Night. In fact, in the past 12 months Crymelon Talon, in 23 starts, has failed to win another race. His record currently stands at fi ve wins from 95 starts. And from box four in the fi nal cup heat he is going to face a tough assignment when taking on greyhounds such as Flaming Gold, Dee Dee Corsair and Unleash Nitro. However, Crymelon Talon, now fi ve years old, if nothing else will be the sentimental favourite when he attempts to grab the last remaining spot in this year’s Mount Gambier Cup fi nal. And speaking of veteran Mount Gambier Cup fi nalists. North Portland ownertrainer Cassandra Billington is considering bringing back former top class sprinter Spellbound. By Talk’s Cheap out of Mesmerizing, Spellbound also was an unplaced fi nalist in last year’s cup fi nal prior to going on and winning a further seven races at Tara Raceway. The black bitch, which turned fi ve last December, VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Veteran cup fi nalist back for another go following a nine-year break. He will also be the harness racing caller. Williams has a long association with calling greyhound racing, particularly at non-TAB meetings where anything could happen – and often did. “I took a trailer load of dogs to Port Pirie one day to race,” he recalled. “I can’t remember how the dogs went but I do remember the racecaller was so drunk that I had to take over.” Williams (59) will continue to mix greyhound training and race calling along with serving on the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club committee. Cricketers go to the dogs CENTRALS Cricket Club next season will be playing matches inside the greyhound track at Tara Raceway. This follows successful READY FOR FACELIFT: Contractor Bill Liggett was hard at work this week, erecting fencing at the Tara Raceway greyhound track in readiness for the Mount Gambier Cup Carnival. raced on 115 occasions for 24 wins before whelping to Victorian sire Hutmaker in October. “She’s had a couple of trials and hasn’t gone too badly,” Billington said this week. “At this stage I’ll keep pushing on and make a fi nal decision on a return to the track once the cup carnival is over.” Facelift for Tara TARA Raceway has undergone a facelift in time for this year’s Mount Gambier Cup carnival. The complex has now been fenced from the 512 metre starting boxes down to the preview area and encompasses the main parade area. Fencing contractor Bill Leggett was as good as his word when he said he would have the job completed in time for the cup. Leggett and his team have done a terrifi c job and the new fencing has really lifted the surrounds. A long overdue parade area has also been fenced off in front of the kennel house. Greyhounds will parade there prior to moving to the main area in front of the clubhouse. No hats in the air this year THERE will be no hats in the air this year if Tarpeena trainer Allen Williams wins the Mount Gambier Cup. Williams was successful last year and, as captured on Sky Racing, all hell broke loose at the fi nish line when Colville gave the veteran trainer his fi rst cup success in 40 years. But this year he will be calling the race for a national radio and television audience. Following Chris Buttigieg’s resignation, Williams returns to calling this Sunday Tara Raceway, Mount Gambier Race 1 *First 4* 1–53 MICHAEL ALLAN Allan Holmes 2–7834 BLACK BETSY 3– 4– John Burow ABBYS ANGEL CEE TAMMY Kenneth Gillespie Andrew Graham 5–2747 VOLCANIC ROCK Brendan Casey 6–222 CHILI DIVA 7– 10–67 David Peckham EUMERALLA DONNA Nicholas Sheehan 8–5734 DOTHRAKY DEMON Bernard Rogers 9–56 RELLIM MOOLA Noel Miller SHEILA’S MOMENT Tracie Price SELECTIONS: Chili Diva, Black Betsy, Michael Allan, Volcanic Rock Race 2 LASER ELECTRICAL STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m *First 4* 1–3221 WYNDAM PRINCESS Nicole Stanley 2–5826 SHOULD YOU DAIRE Benjamin Boers 3–2573 WHY NOT BEAU 4–1531 DAENERYS Best time 23.52 Anthony Harding 23.73 Bernard Rogers 23.61 23.61 5–2772 CRYSTAL SPRINGS Bernard Rogers 6–5172 OUR DOT 7–7828 WHEY DAN 8–4183 IRON SHEN 9–4775 YARD DUTY 10–6828 BOURNE HOLLY Scott Blacksell Donald Turner Bernard Rogers Ivor Dowdell Connie Miller SELECTIONS: Daenerys, Wyndham Princess, Crystal Springs, Our Dot Race 3 TRACKSIDE MEATS MIXED STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m *First 4* 1–8688 POST CODE 2–5311 SLIPPER’S WILL 3–6832 DOUBLES David Brodhurst Best time Richard Clayfi eld 23.40 David Williams 24.51 23.32 32 - The Border Watch, Friday, February 28, 2014 1.18pm 23.63 23.84 24.05 23.83 23.65 12.54pm 24.15 24.22 24.91 23.82 23.89 12.35pm THE BORDER WATCH OPEN MAIDEN STAKE $545, $160, $80, 400m Best time 24.08 23.82 Offi cial box draw for Mount Gambier (TAB) greyhound meeting to be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 Race 6 4–2876 MR. SPARTACUS Cassandra Billington 5–7176 TEDDY’S MOMENT Tracie Price 6–1443 CALICO KING 7–1544 REMONSTRATE 8–2581 HEY SEXY LADY 9–5377 OUR ELENA 10–5644 SUDDEN PANIC 23.46 23.48 Nicholas Sheehan 23.64 Raymond Keating 23.43 Tracie Price Tracie Price Allen Williams SELECTIONS: Doubles, Teddy’s Moment, Slipper’s Will, Hey Sexy Lady Race 4 MOUNT GAMBIER CUP, HEAT 1 $545, $160, $80, 512m, Open *First 4* 1–5737 MONTY’S WAY 2–6726 SISTER AUNTY CUZ David Peckham 3–3211 IN THIS WAY 4–4355 LIKA GEM Allen Williams Andrew Graham Brian Weis Best time 30.23 30.20 30.32 30.06 5–3436 JUST HUMPHREY Lehanne Bartholomew 30.26 6–6213 STEW’S MISTAKE Donald Turner 7–2473 EUMERALLA WHIRL Nicholas Sheehan 8–8558 EXFORD SUE Anthony Harding 30.78 SELECTIONS: In This Way, Stew’s Mistake, Monty’s Way, Sister Aunty Cuz Race 5 MOUNT GAMBIER CUP, HEAT 2 $545, $160, $80, 512m, Open 1st leg extra double 1–3441 DUB ME IN 2–2121 ROUSE FLYER 5–8817 LUCKY KEEPER *First 4* Thomas Sinnott Barry Shepheard 3–1526 BOURNE SURFER David Peckham 4–2168 TIGER KING 6–1316 CAIRNLEA PETER Peter Hubbard 7–3618 CHILLY PATCH 8–7278 WHY NOT SAM Allen Williams Anthony Harding SELECTIONS: Dub Me In, Rouse Flyer, Cairnlea Peter, Bourne Surfer Andrew Graham Brian Weis Best time 30.03 30.17 30.30 30.38 30.32 30.19 30.44 30.64 2.03pm 1.38pm 23.27 23.60 23.60 2.28pm MOUNT GAMBIER CUP, HEAT 3 $545, $160, $80, 512m, Open 2nd leg extra double 1–4424 COOL TAPPIN’ 2–3635 GEISHA ANGEL 3–5144 SASSY ANNA 4–8152 MONTY’S LAD 5–3367 ICEMAN LANG 6–2332 MACCABOY 7–4338 ZIPPING DAMO *First 4* Allen Williams Raymond Keating Tracie Price Andrew Graham Brian Weis Brendan Bunworth Donald Turner 8–4434 STRIKING VIKING David Peckham SELECTIONS: Maccaboy, Cool Tappin’, Monty’s Lad, Striking Viking Race 7 MOUNT GAMBIER CUP, HEAT 4 $545, $160, $80, 512m, Open 1st leg quadrella 1–2243 SNEAKY SPIRIT *First 4* Donald Turner 2–1133 SLIPPER’S MIGHT Richard Clayfi eld 3–1256 WEST ON XAVIER Tracie Price 4–2518 FARMEROO Kenneth Gill 5–6273 WESTLAKE PRINZ Cassandra Billington 30.24 6–5567 FLASHY ARROW Captain Abbott 7–6176 STORNAWAY LAD Andrew Graham 8–4253 BOURNE AGAIN David Peckham 30.69 30.03 30.00 SELECTIONS: Bourne Again, Farmeroo, Slipper’s Might, Sneaky Spirit Race 8 MOUNT GAMBIER CUP, HEAT 5 $545, $160, $80, 512m, Open 2nd leg quadrella 1–1415 BEE JAY’S SPIRIT David Peckham 2–5432 CRYER’S RUDDY Thomas Cryer 3–2111 VEETEE EXPRESS Paul Anderton 4–3516 MANILA EXPRESS Captain Abbott 1st leg treble *First 4* Best time 30.12 30.31 30.24 3.09pm Best time 30.65 30.27 2.47pm Best time 30.44 31.20 30.43 30.13 30.89 30.37 30.44 30.37 5–7211 OUT THIS WAY 6–6427 ALL AT SEA 7–1214 PIPER’S PICK 8–3161 SIR LENNY Brian Weis Richard Clayfi eld Barry Shepheard Brianna Bunworth SELECTIONS: Veetee Express, Sir Lenny, Out This Way, Cryer’s Ruddy Race 9 MOUNT GAMBIER CUP, HEAT 6 $545, $160, $80, 512m, Open 3rd leg quadrella *First 4* 1–4142 MONARCO 2–4256 OVER RULE 3–3114 POETIC MOVER 2nd leg treble 1st leg double Best time Captain Abbott Robert Halliday Donald Turner 4–7778 CRYMELON SUNRISE Ian Bibby 5–6X67 YOU GOT IT 6–1488 ZULU SPEAR 7–6267 IRISH ANGEL Andrew Graham Kenneth Gill David Peckham 8–1681 BENARA COSMIC Tracie Price 30.31 30.05 30.26 29.99 30.23 SELECTIONS: Poetic Mover, Irish Angel, Benara Cosmic, Over Rule Race 10 MOUNT GAMBIER CUP, HEAT 7 $545, $160, $80, 512m, Open 2nd leg quadrella 1–6775 DICKY 2–4722 DAMONIC 1st leg treble *First 4* Best time Captain Abbott Brendan Bunworth 3–3283 ARCADIA TRIVETT Connie Miller 4–6886 CRYMELON TALON Ian Bibby 5–4141 FLAMING GOLD Tracie Price 6–4272 DEE DEE CORSAIR Robyn Mackellar 7–7262 UNLEASH NITRO Brian Weis 8–6837 PEKING DUCK Elizabeth Boers SELECTIONS: Unleash Nitro, Dee Dee Corsair, Flaming Gold, Damonic 30.24 30.49 30.37 30.03 30.30 30.33 3.48pm 3.28pm 30.26 30.58 30.12 30.09 negotiations between the cricket club and the Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club. Work has already commenced on the pitch at Tara Raceway. Currently Centrals is based at Nangwarry where it fi elds B grade and D grade sides. Darts are also played at the complex with the Mount Gambier Darts Association conducting fi nals and tournaments at the Lake Terrace East venue. Out on a winning note NARACOORTE trainer Ben Hughes went out on a winning note last week when Flying Cria was successful over the 400 metre journey at Tara Raceway. Hughes, who had been based in the South-East for fi ve years, has now relocated to Lewiston where he hopes to establish a greyhound complex. We wish him well in his new venture.
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