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North-East Wrap: Collins has the X Factor

Welcome along to this week’s edition of the North East Weekly Wrap. We had racing from Bendigo, Healesville and Shepparton.

The week kicked off with a solid program at Bendigo last Friday with some terrific winners throughout the day.

After scoring a big win in his heat the Kerry Minne trained Who Dey was sent out a short priced favourite in the GRV Vic Breeders Distance Final. Jumping at $1.30 he didn’t let punters down as he romped away to a big big win. He is starting to put it all together and it will pay to keep following him over the next few months for sure. He scored by an official margin of 7L beating Our Shiraz with Able Chief some 5 and a half lengths away in 3rd.

Other notable wins on the card included Aston Gatum in Race 7 who won in the fast time of 23.86,  Norma Gost preparing the quinella in Race 8 when Young Henry and Lady Torah ran 1-2 and Here’s Archie bolting in the last by a space.

Sunday we headed to the straight track at Healesville with Pip Triaca landing a double with her kennelmates Kenny’s Millions and Legend, who scored a stunning win in very good time. He has now won two of his four starts in Victoria and hasn’t missed a place up the straight.

Other strong winners included As Sweet As, who maintained her unbeaten record winning in style and Chase The Breeze who hasn’t missed a place since coming to Victoria a couple of months ago.

On to Monday Night at Shepparton we headed and we might have witnessed a number of stars strut their stuff. The first of them was the Geoff Collins Cutting Edge. Unbeaten now in five starts, he really is a dog going places and it will be fun watching him over the next 12 months. He has the X factor about him.

Jason Thompson has no shortage of talent in his kennel and he has another star on his hands in Captivating. Raced in the same interests as Thompson’s former champ Black Magic Opal this guy has exploded on the scene at his last two starts, absolutely smashing his rivals. He seems like once he steps up in trip he will be better so it might be scary to think how good he will be once he gets up over 500 and beyond.

That wraps up the past week in the North East. Hope you found some winners. Until next time Good Luck and Good Punting.

Watch: Cutting Edge (1) scores an impressive win at Shepparton in 25.29sec.


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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