Cannington Greyhounds: Zipping Carter causes boilover with unexpected win


Bella Paikos, John Paikos (trainer), Michael Black, Benny Black
Bella Paikos, John Paikos (trainer), Michael Black, Benny Black

ZIPPING Carter caused a boilover in the Paradise Street Trophy final (600m) at Cannington last Saturday.

The John Paikos-trained chaser went to boxes as an $18.90 chance but belied the odds with a well-timed run along the fence.

Zipping Carter began sluggishly and landed in sixth place in the early stages but was able to take all the short cuts and push up along the rail.

Crucially, Zipping Carter also avoided the trouble on the second turn, which saw leading hopes Dubliner and Yunderup Dozer clash and ruin each other’s prospects.

Zipping Carter moved up into second place behind Weblec Belle down the back straight but was still at least four lengths away from the leader.

When they turned home Weblec Bellefaded badly which allowed Zipping Carter to power through on the inside and score by more than a length in 35.25.

It was theZipping Carter’s first win since January and was the 45-start veteran’s biggest career victory.