Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

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20th win for veteran performer

Evergreen greyhound Hello I’m Jade, at start number 133, brought up her 20th win when leading all the way in last Sunday’s Masters 305 metres dash at Tara Raceway.

Harry Trengove with Hello I’m Jade.

Owned and trained at Lewiston by Shelley Trengove, the December 2016 daughter of Magic Sprite and Typhoon Monelli finished with 2½ lengths to spare over Ask Me Now in a time of 17.61 seconds which equalled the quickest recorded in the veterans’ grade.

Back on February 28, another evergreen performer in Wilbur Deeds, an August 2015 whelping whose record currently stands at 142 starts for 25 wins, clocked the same time when defeating Saint Destructor.

Hello I’m Jade, who took 14 starts to win her first race at Cannington in WA, has now won 10 races for Trengove – her fifth trainer.

One of her highlights at Tara Raceway was a narrow win on October 15 last year over Buddy Guy in a grade five heat (512 m). This had been the culmination of a four-race winning streak which also took in Angle Park and Gawler.

Steve Bartholomew with grade five heat winner Rough Pearl.

Rough Pearl, on the back of two Thursday wins, had no trouble in handling the Sunday class for Lee and Elysia Bartholomew when successful in the Exchange Printers Stake (512 m), the first heat of a feature grade five series.

Always on the pace, the son of Dyna Double One and West On Jorji took over the running off the back before hitting the line strongly with three lengths to spare over Fifteen Love in a time of 30.13 seconds.

And Lektra Hybrid opened his winning account in impressive fashion when leading all the way for a six lengths win over Bungaloo Danni in the Williams Crane Hire Maiden/One Win Stake (512 m).

Owned and trained by Phil Lenehan of Toolong, the black dog had raced previously on nine occasions for four minor placings prior to last Sunday’s win in a quick 29.85 seconds.

Lektra Hybrid after his quick maiden win.

By Mepunga Blazer out of Lektra Fire, six of the May 2019 litter have now won at Mount Gambier and Warrnambool.

A daughter of Fabregas and Lektra Angie, this is Lektra Fire’s first litter to race, the seven-race winner whelping a second litter in January 2020 to Barcia Bale.

Monty Wilson returns with Sianna Magic.

Meanwhile, Mumbannar trainer Monty Wilson brought up his second double this year – with the same greyhounds – when 400 metres specialists Sianna Magic and Saint Charlotte both led all the way in the Gordon Refrigeration Stake and the Greg Martlew Autos Stake.

Sianna Magic had 3¾ lengths to spare on Flash Opal in 23.11 seconds while Saint Charlotte defeated Glenville Rose by four lengths in 22.94 seconds. Their previous double had been on February 7.

The wins continued Wilson’s best year ever at Tara Raceway with him now currently sitting in sixth spot on the Ian Badger Leading Trainers list with 110 points. And Sianna Magic is only one point behind Another Pick and Wilbur Deeds on the Greyhound of the Year list.

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