GRNSW Country Challenge – Grafton Cup Final Preview

Saturday afternoon the next leg of the 2009/10 GRNSW Country Challenge series will take place with the running of the Life Members Grafton Cup Final (407m).

The Neville Robson-trained Allegro Charm has drawn ideally with the inside lane giving the two-year-old a better chance of out running the competition to secure her third successive victory.

And it will be a highly competitive affair, all eight runners having placed fourth or better in their last four starts.

Darren Russell’s Gelignite Kid (box four) is another fancied runner following their sensational heat win in 23.06 seconds last week that saw them qualify the quickest.

The $5000 to-the-winner Grafton Country Challenge Final is scheduled as race six on the afternoon’s 10-race card and is due to jump at 3:13pm.

2009 Grafton Cup Final Field & Box Draw:

Box

Form

Greyhound

Trainer

Best Time T/D

1 1211
ALLEGRO CHARM
Neville Robson 23.11
2 1413
ORARA FLASH
Gary Smith 23.15
3 2421
WATCH THE VALLEY
Debbie Winters 23.25
4 3121
GELIGNITE KID
Darren Russell 22.86
5 1312
FINE THOUGH
Mark Wilcox 23.33
6 1122
I’M THE MAN
Barry Walters 22.97
7 1132
PINK CHARACTER
22.80
8 3213
MYSTICAL MANDY
Desmond Gilroy 23.44
Reserves:
9 2143
SUNSHINE BILL
Reg Gardoll 23.25
10 6864
LETHAL MARISKA
Jan Finneran 23.15