Mount Gambier Greyhound Racing Club

Tara Raceway, Lake Terrace East, Mount Gambier, SA

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Time honours to reserve runner

With time-graded meetings at Tara Raceway graded “worst to best” it’s a case of the reserve runners – in theory at least – being the best dogs in the race.

And that was the case at last Thursday’s meeting in the Klaassens Contractors TG1-4W Stake (512 m) when reserve runner Lamia Fawn gained a start from box seven.

Trained at Mount Cottrell by Paul Cusack, the daughter of US sire Superior Panama out of three-race winner Ice Gambler went straight to the front before running away to a 6½ length win over Saint Madix in 29.76 seconds.

Paul Cusack with Quantum Master after his Fast Forward win at Tara Raceway last Thursday.

The win was the second leg of a double for Cusack after Quantum Master took the time honours in the Exchange Printers Stake, the first of two heats of the monthly Fast Forward TG1-4W (400 m).

By Spring Bridge out of Spring Bella, the brindle dog was always on the pace from box six, taking up the running off the back and scoring a three length win over Flying Madeline in a time of 23.63 seconds.

The training double – his fourth this year – continued Cusack’s good run at Tara Raceway when bringing up his 19th win.

In the second heat of the Fast Forward – the Produce Store Stake – Big Deb Osti led all the way from box four and held out Princess Cordite for a half-length win in 23.77 seconds.

Owned and trained at Berringa by Michael Niele, the black daughter of Bernardo and Eureka Osti was the second leg of a treble for the long-time trainer who earlier had won with Majestic Max in the Icon Signs Maiden Stake in 18.18 seconds.

Later, Rocket Susie was Niele’s third winner when virtually leading all the way from box one in the Greg Martlew Autos TG1-4W Stake (400 m) and holding out Highway for a 1¼ length win in 23.17 seconds.

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