Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dividend to Punters Proves Just a[euro][approximately]So Rad'

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Dividend to Punters Proves Just a[euro][approximately]So Rad'

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GREYHOUNDS: Punters accepting the good odds on offer for She's So Rad to win the Mixed Final at Callaghan Park on Saturday would be smiling as the Mark Bube dog took the race comfortably, paying $5.50 in the process.

It was a quick race with She's So Rad bursting past the post to get home in a time of 29.73 seconds, more than half-a-second faster than when taking second place to When's Dinner in the heat last week.

Dallas Beckett dog Tiger Twelve had been an early fancy, but despite running a solid race was almost three lengths away from She's So Rad at the finish.

Another of the fancied dogs was Bill Boon's Wriggley Fingers and she was also in the picture a length back at third.

While that was a good time for the 510 metre journey, it was nothing compared to the blistering run from Chris Riordon dog, Convincing Talk.

Tipped to be checking out the track for the upcoming Rockhampton Cup, the Riordon dog had far too much pace for the other dogs 4th/5th grade race over the 510 metre course.

Convincing Talk's win in a time of 29.54 seconds will have trainers, who are thinking of putting dogs in the Rockhampton Cup, sitting up and taking note.

Certainly there was nothing in Saturday's field that could cope with that pace as the winning margin over second-placed Mark Lutter dog Baden Dash was an amazing 19.75 lengths.

It was a tight race for second and third with Ray Young's Miss Cover Story just a head further back.

The track did produce some excellent winning times for the meeting with the top time coming in the Best Eight where Cocoriffic was too good, surprising the more-fancied dogs in the process.

The Jeff Kuhl-trained dog won the race by four lengths in a time of 23.58 seconds with another consistent dog, Michelle Brider's Miss Nice, second ahead of last week's winner of the Best Eight, Candy Trick trained by Andrew Suli. …

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