Easter features cap big night at Gawler

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A yearly highlight on the Gawler racing calendar is the Easter meeting and this year’s meeting proved no exception with a fantastic 10-race card on Sunday night. 
With a large crowd on course for the meeting, there were two features on the evening with the first of which being the Gawler Easter Sprint which featured a small but talented field. 
The race was taken out by the Clint Trengove trained Paua Of Silence with a nice win from box two. Getting away well from the inside draw, Paua Of Silence held out Fantastic Tommy to the first turn and opened a three-length break. 
Paua Of Silence continued to win by two and a half lengths in 30.61 ahead of Fantastic Tommy and Sutton Ebony which made it 21 career wins to go with 12 placings from 42 career starts.
The other feature on the card was the final of the Gawler Future Stars for SA Bred greyhounds with the race taken out by the talented Zinfandel Evie for Gavin Harris. 
From box two. Zinfandel Evie showed all of her trademark early speed and winning the early pace battle against the Robyn Mackellar pair of Play In Reign and Peace Belle. 
With some trouble in behind on the first turn, Zinfandel Evie was able to get a break on the field with Mad Maverick for Nicole Price in hot pursuit. 
While Mad Maverick closed late, Zinfandel Evie was able to hold on and win by a half-length in 30.94 and continued her excellent record at Gawler making it seven wins from eight starts at the track while also making it 15 wins from 29 career starts.
While the two features were the highlights on the card, there were several other impressive performances with the winners shared around with all ten races being won by ten different trainers. 
Mango Cans continued its bright start to his career claiming a 400m grade six with a nice run from box two.
Finding himself in the middle of the pack early, Mango Cans was able to get through on the rail before swinging wide entering into the straight and finishing strongly over the top to win by a length in 23.06. It was career win number two at start number six for Mango Cans and is yet to miss the podium in his career. The best of the day time over the 400m journey came in the last race on the card which an excellent 22.63 run by the Kim Johnstone trained Glisten. From box one, Glisten speared to the early and opening a big lead before winning by six lengths. 

The good form continued for Kim Johnstone on Wednesday’s Gawler meeting grabbing a double on the ten-race program with two other trainers also having a pair of winners. 
The first was Ascend who won a grade six race over the 400m trip. From box seven, Ascend was able to overcome a slow start making plenty of ground around the corner and kicking away to win by five lengths in 22.94. 
Ebon Coast completed the double for Johnstone winning as a red-hot favourite from box one on the back of an 8.71 first second before winning by six lengths in 22.73.  
Don Turner also collecting a winning double beginning the day with a maiden win for Wait and See who won by four lengths in 23.09 from box two over the 400m. 
The second winner was the impressive Rolling Riot who continued his recent run of good form with a nice win over the 531m journey winning in 30.94. 
Rolling Riot was away slowly and showed excellent field sense to work through the field finding the rail and hitting the line for good win. 
It was career win number 16 at start number 51 and extends an impressive run of 18 wins or placings in his last 19 starts.  
Bosko Stamenkovic also had a double on the card with Child Of Light winning a grade six over the 400m journey in 22.69 before Magical Friend produced an eye-catching run to win a grade six 531m race in a best of the day time of 30.61.