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Metro Wrap: Potential Stars Dominate

Another exciting week of metro racing has come to a close and I’m here to recapture some of the highlights throughout the four metro meetings.

The Meadows Wednesday – Results & Replays: CLICK HERE

We wind the clock back to Wednesday’s program at The Meadows and the explosive performance of TOO SICK caught the eye of many over the 600m journey. The Tommy O’Donovan prepared chaser reeled off some breathtaking sections of 8.99 and 22.02 on the way to her 34.50 maiden win.. Stepping out over the 600m for the first time the daughter of Kinloch Brae trounced her rivals as she charged away to a 17 length win over BALTIC VALHALLA who did show promise despite being distanced from the eventual winner Race Video.

The time standard for the day over the 525m was set by ROCKA HULA BABY as she stormed home to an impressive 30.02 win over QUAINT BALE.

Sandown Thursday – Results & Replays: CLICK HERE

Thursday’s card from Sandown Park kicked off with a $47 winner in the opening race of the night. ARABELLA FIGG destroyed punters hopes as she glided to a one length win in 30.11 after a strong railing performance Race Video.

KRAKEN FLASH showed his smart win last week was no fluke as he stepped up in class with a terrific 34.12 win over the 595m. After lobbing close to the pace, this potential stayer flew clear to a dominant four length win Race Video.

GREYSYND EMMA continued her great run of city form with her first mixed 3/4 win over  EMRYS who flew late to be downed just a nose in 29.41 Race Video.

The Meadows Saturday – Results & Replays: CLICK HERE

Racing from The Meadows on Saturday began with a well over due win to CALLUM’S MUM (10m). The Ray Drew prepared rising stayer has been knocking on the door and with relatively good form of late she was able to capitalise with a narrow win in 42.39 over the 725 (handicap) Race Video.

I believe a star was born in the second race of the evening as BANJO BEWDY produced sectionals almost beyond belief (4.96, 17.96) on the road to her slick 30.07 win at her Victorian debut Race Video. Her first half of the race was quite simply Group 1 class and with strength to come over the next few months, this young pup may just be the next big in greyhound racing.

Watch: Banjo Bewdy (8) is a potential star according to James Van de Maat


The $12,000 to-the-winner GRV Vic Breeders final for the maiden chasers came to a close after an exciting three week series. MOONLIT EYES showed terrific field sense for a young chaser as she went on to a narrow win over the eye catching SO SACK ME who wound up late to be beaten just half a length in 30.55 Race Video.

The sixth race of the night was one of the features for the program. The grade five final over the 600m was a race expected to be dominated by WESTON EAST, but after QUARREL BALE flew out, the race was turned on its head. After setting slick sections Quarrel Bale was not for catching as he staved off Weston East by just over a length in a smart 34.48 Race Video.

The last of the features continued the decent week for roughies in metro racing as PERCY’S LAD went all of the way in 30.41 to receive the $9060 winner’s cheque. Race Video.

Sandown Sunday Results & Replays CLICK HERE

At Sandown Park on Sunday the Rinaldi’s recaptured some of their past dominance when greyhounds such as General Destini and Destini Fireball were racing for them. The Lethbridge trainer enjoyed a quinella in the second of the day as DESTINI INFERNO went on to beat the kennel mate DESTINI FIREBIRD in a moderate 30.39 Race Video.

SULZANTI continued with his extremely impressive start to his career as he careered away to a speedy 29.42 victory in the fifth race of the day.

PRINCE DJANGO  stayed out the 595m strongly as he swept away to a seven length win in 34.50 in the last of the day which rounded out yet another terrific week of chasing in Victoria Race Video.

We look forward to the week of metro racing ahead and previews for the main meetings won’t be far away!

PIC: Banjo Bewdy strides to the line at The Meadows. Courtesy Paul Munt

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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