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Western Wrap: Eastwood Stars in the West

ZIPPING Eastwood was among the highest earners in Western Victoria this week, after the Mark Delbridge trained chaser took out the Kermonds Hamburgers GDR over the 650 at Warrnambool.

Overcoming a difficult box draw, Zipping Eastwood jumped to the front of the pack early on, putting a sizeable lead on equal favourite What’s Chewing.

Having raced wide heading into the home straight, it looked as if the son of Mandagery Man and Pink Bandanna could be pipped for the lead – but he shot away to score in a classy 37.24sec.

Later on the evening, Ad’s Boy put his promise into practice – scoring an emphatic 25.23sec best of the night over the 450 metres.

But Argenta left what was perhaps the most impressive victory to the second last of the evening – showing stunning early pace to score in 22.10sec over the 390 metres.

Warrnambool Results & Replays: Click Here

HORSHAM was set alight when the talented Ultima Bale took to the track in race eight.

Showing off his trademark mid-race power, Ultima Bale shot to the front to overtake long-odds competition in Zipping Anna and All In Amy – both of which challenged hard to the line.

But the son of Radley Bale and Shaiane Bale was too strong, bursting through to salute in a brilliant 27.11sec, by an impressive four and quarter lengths.

Iona Muffin Top began a brilliant week for the Delbridge kennels – notching another win in distance racing. On top of the victory, his run was a stunning 33.17sec victory.

Ima Misha Doll continued the success for the Collins kennels in the far west of the state, nipping through to record a flying 23.35sec best of the night over the 410 metres.

Horsham Results & Replays: Click Here

COME On Fantasy headlined Ballarat with a brilliant 38.09sec triumph in the Latrobe Street Mega Meats special event over the 660 metres, scoring an impressive victory for trainer Joe Borg.

Sitting just behind the leading pack heading around the first bend, the Premier Fantasy sired bitch stuck to her guns – making a swift move heading into the home straight.

The victory comes as the ninth of her career, taking her total earnings to just over $60,000.

Equally as impressive, Some Tricks showed off an impressive bag of tricks when he took out the fastest 450 metre race of the evening – saluting in a classy 25.44sec to continue a dazzling run of form.

Red Cadillac has been racing very consistently without ultimate success of late, but he found a way to put it together in a flying 22.18sec best of the night at Ballarat.

Beginning his career with three straight victories over sprinting distances, he looks to have a bright future in short-distance racing.

Ballarat Results & Replays: Click Here

Providing an exciting climax to the racing week in western Victoria, Beckley Park was set alight in the early stages of the meeting – when Shake ‘Em notched his second victory in as many starts in the J & S Altimari (Vic Bred) Final.

With $2,890 up for grabs in prizemoney, the race wasn’t for the feint hearted – and Shake ‘Em’s thrilling victory over talent in Bekim Power and kennelmate Capture setting the pace for an exciting meeting.

But Jason Thompson’s Captivating was nothing short of captivating in a stunning 25.66sec best of the evening over the 460 metres. Now, the Pearcedale-based chaser boasts an impressive three wins and two placings from five starts.

As brilliant as Captivating may have been, he faced stiff competition for most impressive run of the night when kennelmate Hail Storming made it a treble for trainer Jason Thompson.

Hail Storming’s run – a stunning 22.24sec effort over the 400 metres – was the sixteenth victory of his illustrious career.

Geelong Results & Replays: Click Here

That was racing in Western Victoria last week, I hope you could pick a winner!

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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