GUNNEDAH Coursing Club staged a six-race program on Thursday night for the opening of its new new sand track. Jamie Bush celebrated the change to sand with a winning double When Rip Stix won by 2.5 lengths from Mr Daly and Smooth Lissino, covering the trip in a nice 25.08secs. The very smart and speedy El Lethal gave Jamie the winner double when winning race five. El Lethal was a very short $1.40 hotpot and won by eight lengths in 19.88secs over the 347m trip.
TAMWORTH staged a nine- race program on Saturday with Ben Spence training a winning double. The first for Ben came in race two, a 340m maiden when the Bradley Canty-owned Tree (from box 2) scored a convincing 4 and 3 quarter length win in a good 20.37secs. The Bit Chili-Vee Girl Vane black dog was having his first start for Spence. Spence’s second winner come in race seven when Tsonga Valley won narrowly from fast- finishing Quatro Raider. Tsonga Valley won by three quarters of a length in a good 23.53secs over the 402m.
RANALD Dawes also trained a winning double when black dog Gee Tee Mulwee, from the squeeze box 6, won the Wayne Richardson Sales Stake by a half-length in 20.58. Dawes had to wait to the lucky last to snare his double when Mulwee Jest won the McKnight Signs Appreciation by three lengths from Sportsman’s Ken and a further three lengths back in third was Elfreda Raider. Dawes is a great supporter of Tamworth and never seems to leave empty handed. Second-placed Sportsman’s Ken was one of three dogs Hamish Abra brought down from Bingara and he went home with a 34th win for El Sportsman’s in the Dukes Ice Supply Free For All.
RACING this week is at Coonamble, Moree and Gunnedah.