Tennis thoroughbreds on track following cup
DESPITE a few hangovers and betting hard-luck stories, the Wednesday night tennis thoroughbreds were on show for night competition round five, while Monday and Tuesday nights had a brief spell in the paddock.
All five matches were pretty much one-horse races, with the odds-on favourites saluting the judge in four of the five contests.
However, punters were in for a big shock in the race between second bottom AC/ DC who took on fourth placed Divinyls.
AC/DC’s connections Tim Vardy, Shane O’Brien, Cam Shearan and Georgie Agathos jumped first to just edge out their rivals in the opening two sets 6-4 and 6-5.
Brendan Grant and Paul Duncan managed to steady their Divinyl mount and secure another close set 6-4 in the third, but Shearan and O’Brien retook the lead by a nose with a 6-5 fourth set.
But the superior staying power of AC/DC then kicked in, and with barely a touch of the whip, raced ahead in the closing stages 6-3 and 6-0 to greet the judge by eleven lengths in an upset of epic proportions.
Favourites to run to form were Men at Work, Cold Chisel, Dragon and INXS, all leaving their opposition looking like donkeys.
This week it’s back to a full card of events on all three nights.
SCORES: AC/DC 5/34 d Divinyls 1/23; Men at Work 6/36 d Skyhooks 0/10; Cold Chisel 5/33 d The Angels 1/20; Dragon 4/32 d Sherbert 2/21; INXS 6/36 d Daddy Cool 0/3.
U14 REP BOYS: The Mansfield Under 14 rep boys at state qualifiers last week in Shepparton. (Back, from left) Kate Storer (team manager), Archie Storer, Lachie Pentony, Chad Turner, AJ Thomson and coach Jason Campbell, and (front, from left) Charlie Payne, Max Mahoney, Will Roberts and Paddy Buchanan. BRINGING THE HEAT: Cowboy Lachie Pickering passing in from the baseline is guarded by Kai Longstaff.