GRNSW Country Challenge – Allegro Charm Wins Grafton Cup

On Saturday Grafton hosted the $5000 to-the-winner Life Members Country Challenge Cup Final (407m) where Allegro Charm claimed a narrow victory in the most recent GRNSW Country Challenge race.

The favourite at $3, the Neville Robson-trained Allegro Charm defeated Pink Character ($4.60) by one length after a late surge, with Watch The Valley ($9) a further three lengths back in third.

The two-year-old winner ran a sharp 23.22 seconds over the 407m sprint event, enjoying the inside running from the coveted box one, and racking up her third successive victory.

The next leg of the series is The Gardens Cup Final (515m) held this Saturday, Dec 19.

2009 Grafton Cup Final Results:

Placing

Greyhound

Trainer

Time

Margins

1
ALLEGRO CHARM
Neville Robson 23.22
2
PINK CHARACTER
23.29 1
3
WATCH THE VALLEY
Debbie Winters 23.50 3
4
MYSTICAL MANDY
Desmond Gilroy 23.52 head
5
FINE THOUGHT
Mark Wilcox 23.53 head
6
ORARA FLASH
Gary Smith 23.57 ½
7
I’M THE MAN
Barry Walters 23.59 neck
8
GELIGNITE KID
Darren Russell 24.20 8 ¾