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By Toby McKend
Sport
GREYHOUNDS: Rosemary victor in sprint photo-finish

AN OUTSIDER snatched victory in a sprint thriller at a good going Halcrow Greyhound Stadium, Gretna on Friday night.

Mike Walsh’s three-year-old Appleby bitch Rosemary won in a photo-finish by a short head in the 8.45 race.

He finished ahead of border fancy Goal Shy Dan, owned and trained by Basher Carmichael and Tina Robinson of Greenmill, Longtown.

Earlier, Scots greyhound Zig Zag ran a flyer to win the 8 o’clock race by two lengths.

The four-year-old dog, owned and trained by Rob Hyslop of Hawick, led from the first bend to win by two lengths from Ayrshire-based three-year-old Petite.

RESULTS and STARTING PRICES
First race (7.30) – 1, It’s A Ticket, trap 5, price 2/1; 2, Uncle Tom, 3, 7/4; distance 3.75 lengths; winning time 17.28 seconds.
Second (7.45) – 1, Lonsdale Lad, 4, evens fav.; 2, Nosey parker, 3, 5/4; 3.25; 17.30.
Third (8.00) – 1, Zig Zag, 2, 5/2; 2, Petite, 6, 2/1; 2; 17.41.
Fourth (8.15) – 1, Canny Make It, 4, evens fav.; 2, Unlock, 5, 3/1; 1.25; 17.52.
Fifth (8.30) – 1, Magic Sam, 6, 3/1; 2, Bally Boom, 5, 5/2; 3.5; 17.31.
Sixth (8.45) – 1, Rosemary, 1, 5/1; 2, Goal Shy Dan, 3, 4/5; short head; 17.41.
Seventh (8.30) – 1, Magic Ozzy, 2, 5/2; 2, Johnny Boy, 4, 6/4; 1.25; 17.15.
Eighth (8.45) – 1, Gartcloss Mickey, 1, 4/5; 2, Magic Dizzy, 2, 5/2; 1.45; 6.01.
Ninth (9.00) – 1, CAP, 1, 4/7; 2, Dream, 3, 5/2; 5; 29.32.
Tenth (9.15) – void (no re-run).

SPORTSDESK: 01461-202417

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