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, the brainchild of former Maitland Greyhound Club sponsorship and promotions manager Fred Robertson, brings together eight local business as sponsors and each was represented by a runner in last Thursday’s 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 in the shadow’s of the finishing post. Den Turley’s Air Time was third.
The 25.04 seconds victory made it a hat-trick of Maitland wins for Kash Kade and took his record to four wins from 11 starts.
Meanwhile, 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 Sky Wave made it three from three when she stepped up from the 400m to the 450m for the first time.