It was a case of double deja vu when Kash Kade won Maitland Greyhound Club’s East Maitland Business Houses Challenge Final.
It was the second time that Abermain owner-trainer Bruce Mcintosh and his wife Nancy had won the annual event and the second time race day sponsor Neil Howard from Penman Electrics had drawn the winning dog to represent his business in the final.
The series brings together eight local business as sponsors and each was represented by a runner in the final. The other sponsors were PRD Nationwide, East Maitland Vet Clinic, Cants Building and Construction, Carpet Court, Endeavour Motel, East Maitland TAB and Maitland Supporters Club.
Kash Kade, a three-year-old son of Prince Diablo and Fleur De Pettigo, jumped well from box eight and ran down the Robert Green-trained Bintang Radler by half a length. Den Turley’s Air Time was third.
The win made it a hat-trick at Maitland for Kash Kade and took his record to four wins from 11 starts.
Sky Wave wins
Ladbrokes Maitland Future Stars Maiden Final winner Sky Wave has continued her unbeaten run to shape as the early favourite for the Maitland Supporters Club Juvenile Final this Thursday.
The Vic Sultana-trained daughter of Don’t Knocka Him and Ella Leah made it three from three when she stepped up from the 400m to the 450m for the first time and is likely to start a short-priced favourite after clocking 25.07 seconds, the fastest of the two heats.
Sky Wave beat the Darren Sultana-trained Ella Enchanted (25.38s) with Zipping Mack (25.43s) third for Jason Mackay and Truly Dominant (25.49s) fourth for Mark Davidson.
The first four from each heat go into the final.
The Jason Mackay-trained Zipping Clive won the first heat in 25.52s, beating Betty Keene’s Pathfinder (25.56s). Ben Her was third for George Borg and Braeman fourth for Garry Kedwell.