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Western Wrap: Bill stars at Horsham, Brownless at Ballarat

WESTERN Victoria was home to a number of enthralling heats and finals last week, with each of the four tracks hosting a number of exciting races and standout individual performances.

Kicking things off in Mallee last Tuesday, Horsham began proceedings with a handicap over the 570 metres. Neville Vincent’s Six Green Thumbs led all the way, holding off advances from Upset Boy early on to bolt away with the victory, taking out the ninth win of his career from 36 starts.

Bills Back (pictured on right) marked a return to Horsham in style, recording an imposing best of the night over the 410 metres – a 23.13sec dash which showed off his mid-race power to take the lead at the first bend (Replay).

Akando repayed punters faith by scoring in a blistering 27.07sec over the 480, a time quick enough to grant him the best of the night honours. Overcoming a number of quality greyhounds, Akando held his own in the famous home straight – maintaining a two length buffer on Master Tron to score.

Horsham Tuesday Results & Replays: Click Here
BALLARAT began Wednesday night racing with a bang, kicking off with two Maiden Qualifying Finals. John Chircop’s Bigboy Brownless was the quickest of the two, recording a flying 22.18sec triumph over My Regina in the first of the evening – a run just three milliseconds from the best of the night run from Blast Away in race ten of the evening.

Dyna Tiber was the most impressive greyhound of the night over the 450 metres, saluting in the feature race of the evening as well as recording the best of the night time (25.22). Jumping from box two, Dyna Tiber shot to the lead early on before holding of a last minute dash from Let It Develop to shoot and score (Replay).

Maxwell Auld’s Jaycee put in one of his most impressive victories to date, scoring in a blistering 30.83sec over the 545 metres. Beating solid competition in Spring Trail and Lynlea Jake to take out the fourth win of his seven start career to date. Showing signs of distance potential, Jaycee broke out to lead into the final straight, before holding his ground against a storming Spring Trail.

Ballarat Wednesday Results & Replays: Click Here
PUNTERS and spectators down south didn’t have to wait long for quality to kick in at Warrnambool, with Angela Langton’s Red Cadillac saluting in the $2890 Cassign Design Maiden Final – a feat which landed him a best of the night time and a nine length victory to add to his young career. Aristotle Bale returned to the winners list following a blistering victory over the 450 metres, overrunning Premier Hawk with 30 metres until the finishing post. This guaranteed a best of the night time, a flying 25.28sec (Replay).

Daryl Brennan’s Jack Mounty was equally as impressive, using the outside draw to shoot to the lead early on – recording a time just eight milliseconds from the best of the night.

Warrnambool Thursday Results & Replays: Click Here

RECKLESS Brown used a monumental early break to capitalise with a victory in the KROCK Final at Geelong on Friday, a triumph which pocketed trainer Rodney Clark and connections $2650 thanks to a $1000 GOBIS bonus. The race was won in 30.00sec, a feat which gifted Reckless Brown the title of fastest of the evening over the 520 metres (Replay).

Uno Suzie was the quickest of the evening over the 460 metres, toppling the talented Fratelli Fresh in the eighth of the evening in 25.59sec. Uno Suzie showed brilliant race intelligence to weave through the field, before advancing on the leader before the home straight to score comprehensively.

Liam put in an impressive shift to record a brilliant 22.28sec victory over the 400 metres. Putting on dazzling sectionals, Liam broke away to lead and score impressively by four and a half lengths.
Geelong Friday Results & Replays: Click Here

That was racing in the Wild West last week, good luck with your punting or spectating endeavours this week!

Watch: Akina (8) scores a brilliant win at Horsham in 27.10sec.

Nick Ansell
About Nick Ansell - Freelance Journalist/Greyhound Racing Enthusiast Freelance journalist and communications assistant at WestVic Dairy. Judge at the Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club. Long-time greyhound aficionado, and carer of two happy, retired racers. (the views in this article are that of the author and not necessarily that of GRV)
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