Doubles bookend Armidale meeting

ROSALIE McIvor started the day with a double and another visiting female trainer, Blayney’s Kerry Perrett, finished off the Armidale Greyhound Racing Club’s meeting on Saturday with a double.

Perrett had also annexed the SportsPower Armidale 3rd/4th Grade (365m) to make it a treble on the day after Mojo Rocks and Prolook had won the final two but Tamworth trainer  McIvor started the day wonderfully well.

McIvor won the first race, the McDonald’s Armidale Appreciation Maiden (365m) with Super Hutchy and then knocked over the second with her litter brother Mr Hutchy.

 Super Hutchy won in 21.46secs while her brother went slightly slower by winning the Armidale Signs maiden (365m) in 21.79secs.

“They’re both red brindle,”  McIvor said on  Saturday night.

Both had been trialling really well and doing everything right until they got to the track. 

“However they both did everything right today.”

It was a good day for McIvor and husband Gary as White Silence, trained by Gary, ran a good third in the Armidale Express Appreciation Maiden (440m) to Steve Attwater’s Rafael Valley.

“He ran well too,” Rosalie McIvor said.

“Unlucky too – he  was right up there but miscalculated the corner and got a little lost.”

White Silence is aptly named as he is deaf.

“He has a little bit of trouble with the lids. He can’t hear the lure but jumps when he sees the lids open.

“It was a pretty good day at Armidale for us too. 

“We also ran two fourths, a fifth and a sixth – three of them were in one race – and ran fourth, fifth and sixth.”

While she doubled, Perrett celebrated a winning treble,taking the feature race, the SportsPower Armidale 3rd/4th Grade with Mojo’s Angel in 21.19secs. Sportsman Liam, a 2-1on favourite, was second, beaten two and a quarter lengths.

Uralla’s Verona Wilson (My Son John), Guyra’s Ben Vidler (Diablo’s Diamond), Copmanhurst’s Bob Huntington (Crimea Tear) and West Tamworth’s Steve Howarth (Donna) also celebrated wins on the 10-race program.

o Coonabarabran and District Greyhound Racing Club also raced Saturday where Kevin Buckley’s Head ’Em Up won the feature Rudolph Free For All (315m).

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