Race 5 winner Charlie Bond.
Race 5 winner Charlie Bond. BLAINEY WOODHAM

Tweed Power one to watch

THE aptly-named Tweed Power promises to be one to watch in next month’s maiden final (420metres) after serving up a lesson to his fellow dish-lickers in the second at Border Park Raceway on Saturday.

Jumping well and racing away to the front with a 7.26 second opening section, the Mark Johnston-trained greyhound easily accounted for Black Chariot and Bar Room Babe in an impressive 23.78secs.

But on a hot and humid day at the park there were plenty of scorching times recorded and it was Bold Enforcer who unleashed the day’s best in the fourth, running a 23.54secs to beat home Yorklea Sunset and Silent Knockout.

Bold Enforcer’s victory was the first of yet another double for Gary Keep who was once again celebrating after the eighth with One in Ten clocking 23.60secs and proving too sharp for a couple of big name regulars in Ivory Spy and Kooringa Squirt.

However my trainer of the day has to go to Vic Sorrenson who notched up a double for the first time in six years, so good work Vic and Gwen.

And he didn’t have to wait long with No Insurance winning the first in 24.42secs from Jamata’s Boy and Cynthia’s Gift and Too Deadly proving he’s just that in the third, clocking 23.89secs to beat home Brydie’s Hand and Classic Dora.

Run of the day honours go to Alan Cameron’s Lilly Bit Tipsy who ran a smart 23.55secs to take out the seventh ahead of Opera King and Bond Star.

In the two heats of the Tweed to Casino it was Charlie Bond won the first in 23.70secs ahead of Towtruck Boy and Commando Cloud, while Bonny Lyndan’s 24.02 was enough to see off challenges from Reflux Cloud and Yorklea Pam.

Basalt Jab and Explosive Fred were the day’s other big winners, with Basalt beating Adias Queen and Lesson Five in 23.79secs and Explosive getting the nod over Buck Fifty and Firefly Curly in 23.70.

The next greyhound meeting at BPR will be on Saturday, March 5, but the aditutorium will remain open next weekend.

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