It’s once again time to recap the four metro meeting from the past week in greyhound racing Victoria.
The Meadows (Wednesday) Results & Replays: CLICK HERE
We wind the clock back to the 12 race card from The Meadows on Wednesday and two runs caught my eye for different reasons. I thought the win of BENTA BALE was extremely impressive as she controlled the race from the front, finishing up with the best of the day 30.190 victory (Race Video) whilst WHO TOLD HARRY impressed as he charged home to a much slower overall win in 30.476 (Race Video).
Sandown Park (Thursday) Results & Replays: CLICK HERE
Thursday night’s race meeting from Sandown Park was highlighted by BANJO BEWDY as she continued to prove herself as a potential star of the future. After jumping well, she seemed to blunder and turn sideways at her fourth step which no doubt would have cost her valuable momentum. Despite this hiccup early, she very quickly accelerated to top gear as she exploded to victory in a nice time of 29.672 secs (Race Video). Her ability to accelerate after trouble is second to none and based on this alone she has the potential to be a star of greyhound racing.
YEAH WHATEVER caused a minor upset as he raced clear to a 29.460 secs win in the restricted win final after the short priced favourite SULZANTI could only muster up third after being outpaced and posted wide on the first bend (Race Video).
ZIPPING EASTWOOD handled box one perfectly on the way to his slick 33.955 secs win in the fourth of the night (Race Video) whilst SEEKING JUSTICE snuck home in the following race over the 715m after early bother in a quick 41.993 secs (Race Video).
VIRGINIA ROSE staggered home in the richest race of the night ($12,000 to-the-winner) narrowly holding off a late and gallant charge from ALEXIS KELTON. The race recorded a run of 34.384 secs and there’s no doubting isn’t as fast as the winner can go as evidenced by her PB (33.97 secs).
WATCH: Virginia Rose just holds on to beat Alexis Kelton at Sandown Park
XTREME KNOCKA outclassed a superb field in the special event of the 595m. He showed terrific field sense throughout the race, leaving him over two lengths in front of his nearest rival at the finish (Race Video).
The Meadows (Saturday) Results & Replays: CLICK HERE
The punters kicked off the night on the right foot as BEKS (9m) came from a mile back to land the 725m handicap in pure staying style (Race Video) running 42.664 secs at the tasty price of $7.50.
ROCKA HULA BABY won the third of the night for Kelly Bravo picking up the grade five final. After lobbing third in the early section and with strength on her side, she charged clear to a dominant win (Race Video).
With good 500m behind him, TEXAS TITAN stepped back up to the middle distance with a strong display winning the seventh race in 34.434 secs for trainer Jeff Britton who has enjoyed a great twelve months of success (Race Video).
MOREIRA stopped the clock at 29.869 secs in the last race of the night which effectively meant we had to wait until the last to see the best. The rising talent trained by super trainer Jason Thompson rounded out a terrific night of racing from The Meadows (Race Video).
Sandown Park (Sunday) Results & Replays: CLICK HERE
The week of metro racing was wrapped up with the 11 race program held at Sandown Park on Sunday. ALPHA NEMESIS stepped out in the second of the program at start number four from box one. Despite being unable to rack up a win in her first three, the little pocket rocket turned the tables as she lead all of the way with a superb 10.54 secs run home (Race Video).
TAKE THE CROWN impressed as he set the time standard for the meeting at 29.441 secs in the sixth race of the day. The Jason Thompson prepared sprinter began smartly as he swept to the first mark in 5.09 secs and left the back straight in 18.80 secs on the way to his speedy six length victory (Race Video).
Another big week in metro racing has finished and we’re looking forward to another big week this week.
PIC: Greyhound’s jostle for position approaching the first turn. Courtesy Clint Anderson