Triple joy for Goodwin
TRAINER of the moment Rhonda Goodwin has kept her winning streak alive after taking out three races in Cairns on Saturday including the prestigious Cairns Cup Consolation over 544m.
Goodwin got the glittering win with veteran greyhound Yogi Blue, owned by Aimee and Peter O’Reilly, of Brisbane, and grabbed another on Tuesday night at the Townsville Showgrounds with Knights Templar, who took out the 4th & 5th Grade 498m in 29.25 sec.
Knights Templar finished 2.25 lengths from the fast finishing Blue Houdini ( Heath Ardle) and Vapour Flight, who is also trained by Goodwin.
Goodwin’s second winner on Tuesday was with Bootydo in Race 10, which he won by 3.75 lengths in 22 sec ahead of Snake Proof ( Isa Camp) and third- placed Wind Tracker ( Steve Dodd).
Other winners on the card included a winning double by Darwin visitor Norm Bradford, taking out Race 1 with Strait Ate having only his second ca- reer start in 22.31 sec by 3.25 lengths from Sneakin’ Around ( Glen Olsen), and One Foot Behind ( Goodwin) in third.
Norm’s other winner was in Race 3 with Embellish scoring from the red alley in 22.17 sec by two lengths from Scottish Clan ( Goodwin) and Fear Andy ( Olsen) in third.
Trainer Nancy Maynard also collected a winning dou- ble, the first in Race 6 with Gunnadoo Secret winning by 2.25 lengths in 22.31 sec from On Deck ( Clarence Wilcox) and William Mac ( Harold Hovi) third.
Maynard’s second winner came in Race 7 with Gunnadoo Delta scoring by three lengths in 22.13 sec from Black Denim ( Goodwin) and third- placed Imposing Sind ( John Barrow).