Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Mixed Fortunes for Punters

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Mixed Fortunes for Punters

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Byline: brad ellis sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

IT was an up and down day for punters at the Grafton Greyhound race meeting on Thursday with many of the good things being beaten early in the program however as the day progressed the results went more to plan.

Three heats of the Carters Canine Capers Canine Blue Paws series were held with the first of the upsets occurring in heat 1 when the heavily fancied Premier Demand was no match for the Gavin Lowe-trained Loud Proud Cloud.

Premier Demand did find trouble in running, however nothing can be taken away from the run of the Gavin Lowe trained Loud Proud Cloud as he did absolutely everything right from his box 1 draw in recording the good time of 27.51 seconds.

Premier Demand qualified for the final in finishing second while third placegetter Elly Mae Trick will warm the reserves bench in finishing third on times.

Heat 2 saw victory go to the Bob Huntington-trained Tax Man which showed a return to his old form in recording a 27.59 second win.

Beginning well from box 2, Tax Man was always in a prominent position and he defeated Nancy Trick by one length with a further three-quarters of a length back to Stafford Swagman in third with each of these runners qualifying for the final.

The fastest heat time went to the Andrew Monaghan-trained Captive which stepped out from box 1 in the third and final heat.

The $1.90 chance was carrying the majority of punters money and Captive gave his supporters and connections no cause for concern in jumping straight to the front. Leading all the way, Captive recorded the smart time of 27.39 seconds in defeating Nasty Kantasta and Everlong with all place getters also making the final next week.

Andrew continued the good news in the next event for favourite backers when Call Of Silence took out the Beaurepaires Stakes in the best time of the day for the 407 metre journey.

Franking his great win the week prior, Call Of Silence had to dig deep to hold off the challenge of Pippy Lyndan which rallied strongly in the shadows of the post to win by just three-quarters of a length in 23. …

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