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Western Wrap: Right on Que

GEELONG’s famous Oaks series ($15,000 in prizemoney) highlighted yet another brilliant week of racing in Western Victoria, with Michael Fearnley’s Miss Suzie Que taking the honours in a thrilling encounter on Friday night.
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Rapid advances from Mepunga Treasure in the last twenty metres of the race took the race right to the line, but strength from Miss Suzie Que saw the lightly raced bitch take out the $12,000 first prize – overcoming competition such as Call Me Gee, Flaming Electra and Nayla Swift.
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In the race before, a brilliant run from Duomo Bale saw the talented chaser take out the fifth of the evening in a flying 25.74sec – a feat which also recorded the best of the night 460 metres.
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Quint Bale overcame long odds of $12.70 to take out the fastest 400 metre race of the evening, putting in a solid 22.40sec triumph.

Additionally, the heats for the annual Buxton Winter Cup lit up Beckley Park with races taking place over the 596 metres. Peter Dapiran’s Kilkee Flex was the fastest winner of the two heats, recording an emphatic 34.67sec triumph over talented chasers in Waymore’s Blues, Wind Whistler and Angela Langton.
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Geelong Friday Results & Replays: Click Here

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Miss Suzie Que (2) defeats Mepunga Treasure in the Geelong Oaks Final on July 24. Pic courtesy Tom Finning Photography.
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WARRNAMBOOL’S Jade Weisse Memorial is among the highlights of the annual racing calendar in the south west, and Daryl Brennan continuing his fine run of form through exciting bitch Heart In Motion when she took out the race last Thursday.
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With two wins and two placings from four starts at the ‘Bool, Heart In Motion looks to be developing into a track specialist – and her run from box eight on Thursday night was only further evidence of this.
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Jumping well from the outside box, her early pace gifted her the lead from early on – resulting in a brilliant 25.51sec triumph over the 450 metres. The victory marked the beginning of a treble for the Brennan kennel on the night.
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Speedster Shirdon Connorae marked a return to form with a blistering 25.38sec best of the night, a feat which gifted the sprinter his first victory since he took out a Grade Five at Shepparton in April. This victory was his first in six starts, the longest period of time the talented chaser has gone without a win in his short career to date.
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Weeping Lass made the most of a quick beginning to take out the fastest time of the evening over the 390 metres. This triumph marked her 13th win or place from as many starts, a remarkable feat for the Osbourne kennels.
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Warrnambool Thursday Results & Replays: Click Here

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HORSHAM was headlined by a thrilling distance feature, with Ringer holding off a late challenge from Mi Diablo to take out the Conway’s (0-6 Wins) GDR over the 570 metres.
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Capitalising on trouble at the first turn, Ringer shot through between Miss Cercei and Mademoiselle Sox to lead early on. Heading to the line, Mi Diablo charged late – but Ringer was too strong at the line, and held the lead to win by one length (Replay).
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The Hellmuth kennel enjoyed the two fastest victories over the 480 metres, with Fuelish (pictured with Keith and Lisa Hellmuth) scoring emphatically in 26.95sec. Trailed closely by kennelmate Rowdy Ronda in the race before (26.99sec) Fuelish put on a brilliant display, repaying punters that backed him into $1.90.
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My Girl Chloe recorded the fourth win of her career in style, running the fastest time of the evening over the 410 metres – a flying 23.28sec dash over tough competition in Bastet Bale and Jordy Paige.
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Horsham Tuesday Results & Replays: Click Here

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KELVYN Greenough’s Breathing Fire showed genuine brilliance in his 25.17sec triumph over the 450 metres at Ballarat on Wednesday.

Jumping from box five, Breathing Fire shot away with the lead through the middle section of the race, putting on dazzling sectionals in his best of the night run. The Ballarat track surface was in blistering shape, with a number of impressive times coming out on the night.

Andrea Dailly’s Strongbeth took out the title of fastest of the evening over the 390 metres, recording a monumental 22.03sec triumph. Overcoming early interference, Strongbeth broke away to lead by eight lengths into the final turn, before saluting emphatically.
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Ballarat Wednesday Results & Replays: Click Here

Watch: Miss Suzie Que (2) wins the Geelong Oaks last Friday night.

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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