Sandown (SAP) 22/07/2018
|Place||Dog Name||Trainer||Box||Rug||Weight||1st Split Time||PIR||Finish Time||Margin||Price|
|1||DR. ABBIE||WILLIAM MCMAHON (DARRIMAN)||1||1||28.2||5.10||1111||29.852||0.33||$2.40|
|2||MIGHTY JOSIAH||JOHN BOSNICH (DEVON MEADOWS)||2||2||24.9||5.28||2222||29.875||0.33||$28.10|
|3||ROMANOVA||WARREN DUNIAM (LITTLE RIVER)||7||7||30.1||5.56||6553||30.210||5.11||$30.30|
|4||STAR REIKO||SEONA THOMPSON (PEARCEDALE)||4||4||28.6||5.50||5334||30.379||7.53||$1.70|
|5||CREATIVE PLAYBOY||Kevin Podmore (Wagga Wagga)||5||5||32.7||5.35||3665||30.432||8.29||$18.40|
|6||DYNA SARAH||CHLOE DEW (ANAKIE)||6||6||25.0||5.66||7446||30.706||12.20||$17.50|
|7||MEL MORAN||JOHN BOSNICH (DEVON MEADOWS)||3||3||29.2||5.40||4777||30.866||14.49||$36.40|
|S||USARA ALLEN||CHLOE DEW (ANAKIE)||8|
|Exotic Combs||Exotic Odds|
|First 4 1-2-7-4||778.00|
|Split 1||Split 2||Split 3||Split 4|
A trial of the GRV-endorsed real-time tracking system was conducted throughout today's racing program. The racing rugs in selected 515m races today were fitted with a location tracking beacon as part of this trial.
Dr Abbie and Mighty Josiah were quick to begin. Romanova was slow to begin. Dyna Sarah was very slow to begin (2L). Mel Moran and Star Reiko collided soon after the start. Mel Moran and Creative Playboy collided on the first turn. Mel Moran, Creative Playboy and Romanova collided on the second turn, checking Mel Moran. Dyna Sarah and Star Reiko collided heavily on the home turn. Dyna Sarah checked off the heels of Star Reiko on the home turn and raced wide as a result.
Dyna Sarah was vetted following the event. It was reported that the greyhound had abrasions to the hind feet. No stand down period was imposed. Stewards spoke with Mr Clint Capuano, the handler of Dyna Sarah, about the collision and subsequent checking off the heels of Star Reiko by Dyna Sarah, around the home turn area of this race. After considering the incident, the Stewards were not satisfied that the actions of Dyna Sarah were anything more than an ungainly attempt to check-off the heels of Star Reiko. Stewards advised connections that future performances will be monitiored.
A sample was taken from Dr Abbie - the winner of the event.