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Metro Wrap: Big Guns Make Headlines

It’s now time to recap a historic week in metropolitan greyhound racing. Naturally we begin with the Fernando Bale after he showed complete dominance winning the Group 1 Harrison Dawson. The Andrea Dailly prepared runner produced yet another faultless performance easily beating Weston East and Caustic Bale in a red hot 29.14. After being sent off as the shortest favourite I’ve ever seen let alone in a Group 1, he delivered what the punters expected continuing his run of wins to 9 and now sitting on over $500,000 in career prize money.

The other of the features on Thursday night was the Group 1 ‘Sapphire Crown’ won by the super consistent Lamia Bale (pictured). After timing the start to perfection, the Steven Collins trained versatile chaser lobbed on the speed and was able to hold off a late and gallant charge from Angie Rocks, racking up the elusive first Group 1 win for the Collins family. Lamia Balewas able to set a new P.B on the way to winning the $100,000 first prize in 29.23. (Replay)

The 4 heats of the ‘RSN Sandown Cup’ were ran and won with Space Star setting the time standard at a flying 41.26 for the 715m journey. The defending champion Sweet It Is recorded another trademark come from behind win whilst the other heats were won by Lady Toy and Unix Bale.

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Sandown Thursday Results
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The usual Saturday night meeting from The Meadows saw some keenly contested racing with Gary Doogan heading the Darren Fisher trained trifecta winning the GRV TO THE CITY (BEN – VIC BRED) FINAL. Sally Gardens bounced to the lead and won the stayers edition in 43.06.

Bruce Tycoon showed tenacious railing ability to peel the paint from the rail in a strong 30.11 win in the grade 5 final. (Replay)

With another terrific racing week ahead we look forward to recapping next week!
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The Meadows Saturday Results
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Watch: Fernando Bale wins the Harrison-Dawson.
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jamevdm
About James Van de Maat - RSN Race Caller RSN race caller with a love for greyhound racing. Owner, trainer and breeder with a driving passion to win a Group race. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)
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