Sky Lark draws well in high- quality contest
GREYHOUND racing returns to the Townsville Showgrounds tonight after a twoweek break with a nine- race program.
Race 6 is the All Rig Lifting & Engineering 3/ 4th Grade over 380m.
This has a top- quality field with Sky Lark ( 1), for Michael Hickmott, drawing well after his two races in Cairns, winning the 4/ 5th Grade heats over 410m, and running second in the final last week.
Paleface Scotch ( 2), for Rhonda Essery, has been a model of consistency. He will be right in this and can pose a danger to the favourite.
Innocent Man ( 3), for Glen Olsen, will start favourite. He is in good form with a last- start win in Cairns over 544m to win the Cairns Cup Consolation.
He is dropping back in distance and will be the one to beat.
Atomic Opie ( 8), for George Tsakissiris, is returning after running a second last week in Cairns behind Slow Dancer, and she loves could surprise.
Race 7 is the Lounds Fresh Seafood 4/ 5th Grade over 498m, and has a good field with several chances.
Chips Ahoy ( 3), for Rhonda Essery, has strong claims over this distance including a best time of 28.69 and should start favourite.
Brother Rob ( 4), for Glen Olsen, has been a model of consistency of late, running a good third behind his litter brother Innocent Man — winner of the Cairns Cup Conso- this track and lation over 544m. This youngster is drawn well and only needs a bit of luck.
Olsen’s other dog, Whatta Pass ( 6), ran second behind his litter brother last week in the Cairns Cup Consolation and will be storming home towards the end of the race.
Race 8 is the Tella Photography 1st and 2nd Grade over 380m. Oscar Tango ( 1), for Michael Clark, is returning to racing after a sixmonth break and has drawn ideally. Watch the market first- up.