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Ian Bibby leads in a double

Horsham Greyhound Club president and Warracknabeal trainer Ian Bibby struck gold last week leading in a double with litter sisters Crymelon Libby and Crymelon Ivy. 

As winning doubles come this one was unique, as prior to Tuesday’s meet, Crymelon Libby and Crymelon Ivy had greeted the starter 31 and 33 times respectively, then within the space of three races no longer were they maidens.

Crymelon Libby was well-supported in the market for the 485-metre maiden event and once she assumed controlled when railing hard through the turn, she annihilated her competitors going on to score by an astonishing 14 lengths. 

Crymelon Ivy lined up in the second 410-metre maiden on the card and was very impressive in a hard railing last-to-first effort that required excellent race and field sense to take the runs when they presented. Ivy was checked multiple times in running but kept pushing and chasing hard to go away a comfortable winner. 

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Crymelon Ivy has been knocking on the door for some time with 16 minor placings prior to Tuesday’s victory. 

Crymelon Comet also finished in the placings, running third in a great night for the Bibby kennel.

Nhill’s Andrea Gurry took out the first 410-metre maiden with Mt. Elgin Lass mustering quickly to cross the field and take control before the first corner. Miss Rhubarb threatened to close the margin, but Mt. Elgin Lass held off the challenge and was holding her margin on the line in 23:60sec.

Jenny and Melissa Fullerton, Red Cliffs, floated back to Red Cliffs after their speed machine Bella Beauty destroyed a classy Free for All field by close to seven lengths in a flying 22:95sec in conditions not suited to greyhounds running quick times. 

Flying Frank and Miracle Belle also ran placings for the Fullerton team.

Three heats of the Pink Diamond Grade 6-7 410-metre were contested, Dr. Ryker for Robert Tartaglia was the fastest qualifier, the son of Bernardo cross Dr Dawn has drawn box eight in the final in what looks to be a very even event and you could make a case for any of the eight runners having the ability to take out the $14,750 winners cheque.

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