Neverfail Springwater Grade 5 Final Results

Last Wednesday night Ballarat was home to the Neverfail Springwater Final (550m).

The race saw the odds-on favourite Eastwood ($2.40) win four and a half lengths ahead of Elsie Kings’ Slipaway George with Wadelock Tiger a further one and a quarter lengths back for third.

The Geoff Mitchell trained winner came home first in a time of 31:33 seconds and was the youngest dog in the race. It was another impressive run for Eastwood who ran the fastest qualifying time in the heats. The final win on Wednesday night brought his career record to five wins from ten starts.

Runner-up Slipaway George exited from box seven and brought his usual consistent performance to the competition.

Another dog that was highly fancied for the race, the Gary Mannion-trained Ringwood Bale, failed to fire coming in a highly disappointing last place. It was a far cry from his fast finishing second in his qualifying heats the week before, as his inside draw of box three proved too difficult.

Other quality events held at Ballarat Wednesday night (28th October) included the Accredited Distributors Final (390m) won by Yankee Flyer and the Petstock Animal Supplies Final (550m) won by Atomic Voodoo.

Neverfail Springwater Final Finishing Order:

Place Greyhound Trainer
1 EASTWOOD G Mitchell
2 SLIPAWAY GEORGE E M King
3 WADELOCK TIGER M J Clohesy
4 SKULL WHEEL S W Bruce
5 OVER THE HEDGE E F Caruana
6 APPLETON F H Martin
7 QUESTA BALE S J Collins
8 RINGWOOD BALE G Mannion