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Western Wrap: All the Latest from Victoria’s West

PROVEN Chops has continued his reign of dominance, taking out the prestigious Ray Jervies Memorial at Warrnambool on Thursday.

The son of Oaks Road and Proven Que Tee now has now notched an impressive four victories in a row – with three at Warrnambool bolstered by an impressive triumph at Warragul last night (Tuesday).

Jumping from the outside, Proven Chops took advantage of a decent start to glide across the pack to the rail, before making a move on leader Maximum Maddy around the second bend. From there, the talented chaser put three lengths on the pack – before scoring in an impressive 25.46sec.

But the fastest run of the evening came from Damian Fleming’s Bush Rebel who put on a dazzling 25.29sec gallop to take home honours of the fastest of the evening.

In a successful night for local trainers, Gary Hunt’s Cudgee Destroyer notched the ninth win of his career, en route to a best of the night over the 390 metres. The run, a blistering 22.07sec triumph, saw the son of Cosmic Rumble and Cudgee’s Madison overcome competition in the form of Forrest Max and Noonbarra Joe.

Warrnambool Results & Replays: CLICK HERE


HORSHAM was headlined by a rousing set of heats for the Norm Smith Memorial, with Michael Chilcott’s Come At Me notching the fastest victory of the three heats – a solid 27.48 effort over the 480 metres.

Come At Me made the most of the inside draw, shooting to the lead early on – before holding off advances late in the famous Horsham straight.

This marked the first of a double for the Chilcott kennel who tasted success later in the evening when Keep Warm took out the third of the three Norm Smith Memorial heats.

But the limelight was stolen by Elbow Room, who notched the win of his career when he scored in a best of the night time over the 480 metres – a flying 27.15sec effort.

Buckle In has been turning heads around the state with impressive form of late, and his commanding spell continued with a rapid 23.30sec BON over the 400 metres.

WATCH: Buckle In’s impressive win at Horsham

Horsham Results & Replays: CLICK HERE 


A FINE night of racing at Ballarat was headed by a stunning 25.22sec best of the night from in-form chaser Liam, after he scored emphatically over strong competition in Morson Senor and Dot Com Diesel.

The son of Stagger and Little Mumma Hot never looked in doubt, building on a solid lead throughout the run to score by 5.25 lengths.

Gotta Get Back has been in spectacular form of late, and his stunning run continued when he notched his fourth victory in as many starts. On top of this, he recorded a best of the night time over the 390 metres – a brilliant 22.03sec effort.

Punk Star Lass earned the distance victory of the week with a stunning 31.19sec win over the long trip of 545 metres, taking her overall tally to seven wins from 45 starts.

Ballarat Results & Replays: CLICK HERE

BECKLEY Park was lit up by a stunning effort from in-form star Gaelic Peter on Friday night, after the son of Dyna Tron scored a career-best victory over the 460 metres – a brilliant 25.67sec effort.

The race looked to be in doubt when Gaelic Peter raced wide in the home straight, with a number of chasers gaining ground from the inside alley – but Gaelic Peter kicked on to score convincingly.

Jason Thompson’s Hail Storming ( has stamped his credentials as a genuine powerhouse of short distance racing, with a breathtaking 22.33sec triumph over the 400 metres.

The former New South Wales chaser has now notched 15 wins from 25 starts, with a number of placings to boost his total earnings of around $20000.

Geelong Results & Replays: CLICK HERE

That was greyhound racing in Western Victoria last week, and I’ll see you back here for another Western Wrap next week.

Go the blue dog!

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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