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Metro Wrap: What a Week it Was!

An incredible week of metro greyhound racing concluded on Sunday with some memorable victories throughout the four metropolitan meetings.

We start by looking at the midweek Meadows meeting from Wednesday (Nov 4) and it was Steve Daniliuk who stole the show with a training double. The Sunbury based trainer won the second with Cheque Her Out in 30.61 and then went a whole lot faster with My Regina, which ran her rivals ragged in a smart 30.09 (Replay).

‘The Shootout turned out a cracking race as KAYDA SHAE cemented his position as the number two greyhound sprinter in the nation’

On Friday night Sandown Park hosted the running of the 2015 Group 2 Shootout as well as a terrific support card with the final Melbourne Cup preludes.

The Shootout turned out a cracking race as Kayda Shae cemented his position as the number two sprinting greyhound in the nation at present behind Fernando Bale. The Kelly Bravo trained star sprinter pinged the lids and controlled the $50,000 winner takes all Shootout from Dyna Double One and Brad Hill Billy, recording a fast 29.33 in the four dog spectacle (Replay).



Watch: Kayda Shae’s sensational Shootout win on Friday night.


The opening race of the night was the final of the three week Vic Breeders series for the young stars and it was One For Me who shone brightly with a seven length win as he powered away in 29.88 (Replay).

The most impressive of the Melbourne Cup prelude winners was Zipping Meg in the second race of the night, as she speared the lids running a slick 4.98 on the way to her 29.34 overall run (Replay).

To The Galo’s landed the crispy $25,000 winners purse in the 2015 Ready 2 Race final, which carried total prize money of $35,500. This promising sprinter has developed into a terrific chaser with the ability to generate tip top early speed after he hits the ground. The Phillip Smith prepared greyhound handled box eight perfectly as he easily beat the desperately unlucky Cut Loose Max in the rich final (Replay).



Watch: To The Galo’s (8) defeats the unlucky Cut Loose Max (7) in the $35,500 Ready 2 Race Final.




The Meadows on Saturday played second fiddle to an extent as Sandown Park shines for the next few weeks. Nonetheless there was still some outstanding winners at the Broadmeadows venue.

Mepunga Joffa  opened the bank for favourite punters and despite seemingly clipping the rails in the early part, he sped away to a dominant 30.16 win at his Meadows debut (Replay).

The fourth race of the night had Emily Jane arriving at the post first in the fifth grade final, but it was the run of the second placegetter that was turning heads. Take a look at Be Two Bomber running an unlucky second from box two (Replay).

Banjo Bewdy landed the Damsels Dash final, which is her last hit out before the Melbourne Cup heats on Friday. She began swiftly from box four and did enough to hold off a gallant Polijuice Potion in 30.04 (Replay).

‘The fourth race of the night at The Meadows had EMILY JANE arriving at the post first in the fifth grade final, but it was the run of the second placegetter that was turning heads. Take a look at BE TWO BOMBER (below) running an unlucky second from box two’

Jailor Bale caused an upset as he led all of the way in the eighth race of the night which also carried a $12,000 winners cheque. The Steven Collins representative flew the traps and quite simply was not for catching in the fifth grade final (Replay).

The time standard for the night was set by Sir Charleton as he handled box one to perfection running a smart 29.96 (Replay).

Sunday’s Sandown Park meeting rounded out a sensational week of metro racing and it was the performance of Fine Cocoon that caught my eye, as the well bred youngster broke her maiden over the 595m in the novice final. She sat close to the speed in the early part and wore down Allen Jersey to win in a handy 34.38 (Replay).

So there it is, another amazing week of greyhound racing reviewed and it only gets better next week! Stay tuned for the TAB Melbourne Cup and Bold Trease previews.


Watch: Fine Cocoon (1) and Be Two Bomber (2) endured a great battle at The Meadows on Saturday night.



About James Van de Maat - RSN Race Caller RSN race caller with a love for greyhound racing. Owner, trainer and breeder with a driving passion to win a Group race. (The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of GRV)
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