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Metro Wrap: Best of All Time

He is the best greyhound of all time. That’s my opinion of Saturday night’s Group 1 Maturity winner Fernando Bale (pictured).
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As we begin the weekly metro recap we must turn our attention immediately to the sensational success of Saturday night’s twelve race program. The Group 1 age restricted Maturity Classic has been won by some super stars of the game including Barcia Bale 2012, El Grand Señor 2011, Hallucinate 2004 and also a greyhound who has so often been referred to as the greatest of all time, the mighty Brett Lee in 2002.
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There is now some intense speculation that Fernando Bale can be labeled the best we’ve ever seen with his dominance produced over his past eighteen starts, recording wins in seventeen of them. He has now amassed over $790,000 in career prize money with seven Group 1 wins this year.
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Fernando Bale produced incredible early pace to smash the first two split records with 4.89 to the first peg and a breathtaking 17.37 off the back on his way to a superb 29.50 overall run. The race was controlled and completely dominated by this incredible sprinter as he easily accounted for kennel mate Dyna Double One and the fast finishing Margins, who both produced admirable runs (Replay).

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Other highlights from the weekend’s racing at The Meadows included the win of Zipping Maggie in the ‘Destini Fireball’ stayers final. Despite giving Lady Toy a head start, the Peter Dapiran prepared stayer worked home well to land the $20,000 winner’s cheque in the 725m staying final.

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Also the wins of Takedown in the maiden final running 30.12 (Replay) and Yeah Whatever (Replay) going 30.18 looked impressive and they both appear to have extremely bright futures.
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The Meadows Saturday Results & Replays: Click Here

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As we wind the clock back to Wednesday two runs really caught my eye.
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The performance of Dewana Result was outstanding weaving his way through the field early recording a smart 34.62 win at his 600m debut (Replay).
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In the following race George Sannette produced a super strong performance to win running away by over six lengths in 30.02 (Replay).

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The Meadows Wednesday Results & Replays: Click Here

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Thursday night at Sandown Park was a solid night of chasing as Dyna Yemen announced himself a genuine 600m dog after recording another slick run (34.14) over the 595m (Replay).

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Ronray Spirit
kicked home with strength for his standards in the FFA. The Terry Reid trained speed machine ran them ragged with a one length win over Mepunga Armagh with Lamia Bale third (Replay).

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Pipeline Rumour
set a speedy tempo to land trainer Arthur Connell his first city winner. The son of Disintegrate quite simply ran his rivals into the ground with great early pace defeating the desperately unlucky Akina Akeira, who gave them too big of a start (Replay).
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Sandown Thursday Results & Replays: Click Here

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The metro racing came to a close for another week at Sandown Park on Sunday and I get the feeling a potential star was born in the second on the program. Brooke Ennis would have to be thrilled with her pup Sulzanti who cruised home to a flying 29.47 win on debut (Replay).
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No doubt we’ll be hearing a stack more about this promising youngster in the months ahead.
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Sandown Sunday Results & Replays: Click Here

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That wraps up another weekly wrap!
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Zipping Maggie (3) runs down Lady Toy (2) to win the Destini Fireball Stayers Final at The Meadows on Saturday night.

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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