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North-East Wrap: Racing Review from Victoria’s North-East

Hello and Welcome along to this week’s edition of the North Eastern Weekly Wrap. It was a terrific week of racing highlighted by the running of the Healesville Cup.

Last Sunday we headed to the Yarra Valley for the All 4 Paws and Claws Healesville Cup. It shaped up as a cracking race and that is exactly the way it panned out.

Favourite for the race was the Kel Greenough trained Allkel to Excel who had won 11 of his 12 starts. He had drawn Box 7 and jumped at $2.40 on Super-TAB. Other strong chances were given to Kayda Shae, the favourites Kennelmate Billo’s Pick and La Grand Logie.

At box rise Allkel to Excel was able to use his wide to advantage where he stepped cleanly to lead. There were challengers midrace but he answered them beautifully as he powered clear to win in a new track record of 18.79 secs. He is an excitement machine and no doubt all in greyhound racing will be keeping a keen eye on him the next 12 months or so because he might something very special just like his full brother Paw Licking.

His win on Sunday was his twelfth from only 13 starts and ticked his prizemoney over $80,000. He defeated Kayda Shae by just over a length with Shared Bonus about a neck away third.

WATCH: Healesville Cup replay

Healesville Results & Replays: CLICK HERE

The week in the North East began last Friday with a nice program run and won at Lords Raceway Bendigo. The most impressive winner on the day was the Kerry Minne trained Who Dey who bolted in running fast time over the staying distance. It was his first start over the 660 and he relished it sprinting clear for a big win. He might be one to follow for the future. Other winners of note included Aerial Pursuit in the Maiden Final, Zoltina’s Prize who bolted in Race 5 and Mahogany Saphire who scored in good time in Race 6.

Bendigo Results & Replays: CLICK HERE
Monday Night’s meeting at Shepparton may have unearthed a couple of future stars including the Jason Thompson trained Captivating in the first. Having his third start after placing at his first two he started a short priced favourite and won like they should. He bounced to the lead and ran them ragged winning by 15 lengths in fast time. He will be winning more races that’s for sure.

The unbeaten Cutting Edge went around in Race 9 having won the first three races of his career and he didn’t let anyone down winning again on Monday night in 25.31 which was the best time of the night. Both those greyhound could be special. Also, Zipping Eastwood for Mark Delbridge was too strong for them in the staying race winning in good time.

Shepparton Results & Replays: CLICK HERE
So that wraps up a big week of North East racing. Hope you found a winner or 2. Until next week Good Luck and Good Punting.

Matt Jackson
About Matt Jackson - RSN Race Caller Matthew Jackson has 3 years experience Race Calling with RSN calling all 3 codes all across Victoria. I currently race a number of Thoroughbreds also but have a strong passion for Greyhound Racing. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)
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