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20151029 Northam Thursday

JIMMY MARGETTS (R8 N10) won the feature event on the Northam program, beating a grade five city class field from the outside box.

The Steve Shinners-trained chaser dropped down in distance to the 509m and was strong through the line and settling second in the run.

From the outside draw, Jimmy Margetts narrowly missed trouble at the first turn and then turning for home was too strong for Canon Ruler.

The time of 29.40 was Jimmy Margett’s personal best at the track and distance.

Greyhounds to follow:
ELITE ANGUS (R8 N1) finished third and did find trouble early from the red rug, but finished quickly and could be one to follow out of the race for his next start.

EL EVIE JIMBER (R2 N2) finally broke her maiden status with a win over the Northam 509m after dropping from provincial to country class. The time of 29.68 suggests the chaser from Steve Withers kennel can be competitive out of maiden grade. She took advantage of the inside draw and in career start 13 won for the first time.

WITH A BANG (R3 N6) finally had some luck and took full advantage to notch her first career win in maiden company over the Northam 509m. The daughter of Big Daddy Cool out of Fantasy Torque overcame a tricky draw in box six and finished the race over the top of the field to demonstrate her class. Look for improvement in coming starts.