Young Blood runs hot

Bob May

A WIN in race one at Gawler greyhounds, last Tuesday, gave a new syndicate its first winner in the sport.

Young Blood, jumping from box four in a maiden event over 400m, quickly found the lead over Trademark Bella (box one) and Brick Hammer (five).

Young Blood went on to score an all the way win, by three lengths, running a time of 23.20 seconds.

Trademark Bella maintained second spot for Anthony Fry, of Lewiston, while Ripper Fan Sam (six) rattled home to grab third place for Alan Randall.

Randall, who is based at Christie Downs, also trained the winner for the Port Elliot Bloods syndicate, managed by Justin Nichele.

The syndicate comprises members of the Port Elliot Cricket Club, which is known as the “Bloods”.

The group purchased its first two greyhounds and named them Young Blood and Blood Brother.

The syndicate was pretty happy to record its first win, as the fawn female had been around the mark at Gawler, without winning.

Randall was also pleased with the performance of third-placed Ripper Fan Sam, which had run on well, from a long way back.

The trainer, who has been in the greyhound industry for some 20 years, only has a small racing team, but still enjoys being involved.

Meanwhile, Angaston trainer Paula Hearnden scored a double with Long Gully Josh, who won in the best time of the day (30.83 seconds) over the 531m trip, and also Marlow Brown, the equal fastest over the 400m journey.

The other equal winner, in the time of 22.53 seconds, was Crunchin Numbers, who led all the way for Ben Rawlings.

Greyhound racing at Gawler is held every Tuesday afternoon and Sunday twilight – the club will be conducting its normal racing program on

Anzac Day, which is a great opportunity for the community to drop by and watch the action.

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